RTÉ dominates shortlist for New York Festivals

The finalists for the New York Festivals have been announced, with 27 of the 40 Irish nominees going to RTÉ.

Classic Hits 4FM is the only commercial radio station in Ireland to have been nominated – for its charity initiative – Mission 21 which was an on air challenge to raise €21,000 for the Down Syndrome Centre which actually went on to raise almost €40,000 for the charity.

Andy Matthews Programme Director says “We are delighted with the nomination and especially because it was Mission 21. This is just another acknowledgement for the hard work they do which we as a team were just so lucky to have been able to help out with.”

All the nominees are listed below, and the winners will be announced at the Awards Gala on Monday, June 20, 2016, at the Manhattan Penthouse, New York City.

CATEGORY TITLE ENTRANT

Best Children/Young Adult Program

CAKE Culture and Arts for Kids and Everyone

RTE Radio Dublin

Best Classical Format

Liz Nolan’s Lyric Notes

RTE lyric fm

Best Director

My Name is Saoirse

RTE Radio 1

Best Drama Special

William Melville: Eve of War

Henchman Productions

Best Drama Special

The Playboy of the Western World – A Musical for Radio

RTE Radio 1

Best Drama Special

The Dead

RTE Radio 1

Best Drama Special

12 Stones in the Water

RTE Radio 1

Best Innovation

The Feed

RTÉ Radio 1 Extra

Best Music/Personality Show

Marty In The Morning

RTE lyric fm

Best Performance by an Actor

Deep by Raymond Scannell

RTE Radio 1

Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program

The Friday Concert – Bryn Terfel and the RTE Concert Orchestra

RTE lyric fm

Best Sound

Ghostbike by Elizabeth O’Neill

RTE Radio 1

Best Special Event

Women & Words

The Book Show

Best Writing

12 Stones in the Water

RTE Radio 1

Best Writing

RTE Soundlab – Drama on One – Kia Sponsorship

RTE Radio Dublin

Biography/Profiles

Father Hood: The Holy Man and the Heist

Eoin Brennan

Biography/Profiles

Digitising Rita

RTE Lyric fm

Biography/Profiles

An Open Verdict

RTÉ Radio 1

Biography/Profiles

Mick Meaney – Buried Alive

RTÉ Radio 1

Climate Change & Sustainability

Bright Sparks: An Atmosphere for Change

Athena Media Ltd.

Community Service

Mission 21

Classic Hits 4FM

Culture & The Arts

The Lyric Feature -Dick Farrelly, A Quiet Man

RTE Lyric fm

Educational

The Moon is an Orange Triangle – part 2 – Teenagers

Real Films

Health/Medical

Through the Kilimanjaro Keyhole

RTÉ Radio 1

History

The Kinder Letters

Athena Media

History

The Anaconda Road Massacre

RTÉ Radio 1

History

The Brits, The Blitz and The Bedwarmer

RTÉ Radio 1

Human Relations

After The Music – The Daughters’ Story

RTÉ Radio 1

Music

Vocal Chords: The Odyssey of the Voice with Iarla Ó’Lionáird

Athena Media Ltd.

National Or International Affairs

Summer in Somalia

Eoin Brennan

National Or International Affairs

Documentary on One: The Loophole

Sheena Madden

National Or International Affairs

Sand, Sea and Smugglers

RTÉ Radio 1

Profiles/Community Portraits

The Sandhogs

Pavel Barter

Religious Programs

Life Matters – Prayer

Colette Kinsella

Social Issues

The Savage Bull

RTE Lyric fm

Social Issues

Documentary on One: The Loophole

Sheena Madden

Social Issues

Seven Years and Nine Months

RTÉ Radio 1

Sound Art

Litany

RTE lyric fm

Sports & Recreation

My Uncle Jack

RTÉ Radio 1

Station ID

RTE 2fm – Sound of the Nation

RTE Radio Dublin

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2 Comments

  1. Radio Family Guy says

    Well done RTE. Although I’m not sure spending nearly €10,000 of the tax payers money on vanity is very sensible. And these were the ones shortlisted! I wonder how many they send over at $345 per ticket plus accom and flights? At €364 per entry commercial stations won’t waste their money. Give me the PPIs anyday.

  2. Madge O'Callaghan says

    I was one of the RTE documentary winners – I got a gold for my documentary My Uncle Jack – & travelled to New York to pick up my award at my own expense. I also paid for the documentary making training course I attended at RTE. To have my first ever pitch accepted by RTE, be mentored by a senior producer and have access to their equipment & then to have my first documentary achieve gold? Priceless.

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