Magazine article Screen International

Irish Academy Splits Film and TV Awards

Magazine article Screen International

Irish Academy Splits Film and TV Awards

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Film and TV awards to be split into two events.

The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) has announced that the annual IFTA Awards Ceremony has been split into two separate distinct smaller award ceremonies: a Film & Drama Awards and a Television Awards.

Each event will honour top Irish creative talent.

Previously, the ceremony packed in more than 40 awards into one evening.The decision to split the prizes follows a consultation with industry and peer academies across Europe over the past 10 months.

The result is that the first IFTA Film & Drama Awards will take place on May 24 while the IFTA Television Awards will be held on Oct 17. Both events will be held in Dublin.

Following criticism of technical difficulties at last year's ceremony, it has been announced the May event will not be screened live. …

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