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RTS NI Announce Shortlist for NI Programme Awards 2016
26 Oct 2016 : Katie McNeice
Broadcaster Adrian Chiles (The One Show) will host the Royal Television Society Northern Ireland Programme Awards ceremony on Thursday November 17th at The MAC, Belfast.

BBC Northern Ireland boasts two shortlisted entries in the Current Affairs category, including the IFTA-nominated segment ‘BBC NI Spotlight: Selling Northern Ireland’ and BBC NI Spotlight: Inside the Cartel.’

‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’ from Rainmark Films Ltd is nominated under Drama, with VFX completed by Screen Scene VFX, and shares this category with ‘The Secret’ starring James Nesbitt from Hat Trick Productions Ltd. The third and final project under Drama is ‘Line of Duty’ from World Productions Ltd.

Sixteen South enjoys two nominations for ‘Lily’s Driftwood Bay’ in both the International Production and Children’s and / or Animation categories, and was also listed in the recent nominee list for the upcoming BAFTA Children’s Awards.

Also listed for awards in both ceremonies is Zodiak Kids Studios for ‘The Secret Life of Boys.’ Irish TV & Riverside Media has also made the shortlist under International Productions for the ‘Irish TV Country Music Awards.’

This is the second annual awards ceremony of its kind, in association with Performance Film and Media Insurance, and recognises the very best creative and television production talent in the local industry.

There was a significant increase in submissions for this year, with sixty-seven across eight categories; Comedy and Entertainment, Factual Series, Factual Single, Current Affairs, News Coverage, Drama, Children’s and /or Animation and International Production.

Kieran Doherty, RTS NI Awards Committee Chair & MD of Stellify Media:
“We have been very impressed by the volume, high quality and great variety of the submissions received for this year’s awards.

“The standard of work being produced locally is as good as can be found anywhere in the world and this is reflected in the shortlist. We’re now looking forward to the awards night and to celebrating the world-class output of our creative talent.”

Gareth Graham, Performance Film and Media Insurance:
"The RTS Awards is an internationally recognised hallmark for quality and originality in television production. We’re very pleased to be in a position to support this year’s event and wish all our shortlisted nominees the very best of luck for awards night.”

Adrian Chiles, RTS NI Awards Host:
“This shortlist is evidence of the tremendous wealth of talent working in Northern Ireland’s screen industries today. I’m very pleased to have been asked to host the RTS NI Programme Awards and look forward to what will be a fantastic event in The MAC on November 17.”

=The Royal Television Society Northern Ireland Programme Awards 2016 are delivered in partnership with BBC Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen and Channel 4.

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