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IFTA 2014

Saturday April 5th 2014

DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Road, Dublin

IFTA Nominees 2014




The 2014 Irish Film and Television Awards ceremony will take place tomorrow night at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. This year's ceremony has a team of dedicated and hard-working individuals to turn the awards night into an unforgettable evening.

Aine Moriarty and Justin Healy (RTÉ) are Executive Producers. Aine has said, "This industry has worked hard and grown from strength to strength delivering world-class standards of Screen production." She also stated, "We look forward to acknowledging and celebrating the great work of the home industry on the Ceremony night ahead."

Patrick Cowap, who has been behind a number of RTÉ's biggest television events including 'The Rose of Tralee', 'New Year's Countdown', and the IFTAs of previous years, will be directing this year's awards ceremony. Tony Deegan ('Saving the Titanic', 'Naked Camera') will also be returning to the IFTA production team, once again producing the event. Production Co-Ordinator Adam Whelan is another returning member to this year's IFTA production team.

CineElectrics' Paddy O'Toole has provided the lighting for all 11 ceremonies including this year. Andrew Leonard of Lighting Design Associates is the lighting designer for the event, with several TV awards shows and stage event credits to his name. CAVS, headed up by Fran Quigley, is providing all the audiovisual, sound and screens. Set construction was by Kevin Murphy and Shadow Creations.

The production companies behind the editing of the show are EGG, House Post Production, Windmill Lane, Piranha Bar and Ardmore Sound. Alan O'Sullivan and EGG also produced the nominee inserts while Piranha Bar also produced graphics.

Other important members of the IFTA production team include scriptwriter Allen Doyle, set designer Molly Molloy. Composer and conductor Derek Gleeson composed the music and the signature music for the IFTAs.

The 2014 IFTAs will be broadcast on RTÉ One at 9.35pm that evening, with BBC Northern Ireland services as the Outside Broadcast providers under the guidance of Alan Burns as Technical Producer from Observe. The event will be available to view on RTÉ Player and on the IFTA website in the days following the ceremony.

About IFTA

The Irish Film & Television Academy is the all-Ireland organisation whose mission is the stimulation of original and creative production work, and the encouragement of excellence through recognition, education and leadership in film and television. The Academy which has c1,000 Members of industry Professionals, runs a Learning Programme of over 30 events each year; Tributes, Masterclasses, Lectures, Panel Discussions, Screenings, Q&As etc.

For further information contact the IFTA Press Office at press@ifta.ie