This award (for fiction or other narrative drama, including docu-drama and online) recognises the very best in drama filmed in the region. From serial dramas to one-off specials and returning drama series, this category is open to any drama production where the majority was filmed in the North East and the Border region.
Judges have discretion to make a second award in this category to reflect the range of budgets and genres, and it was decided to present two awards, one for Long-form Drama, and one for Short-form.
They Live in Forests, They are Extremely Shy, Candle and Bell Limited for Channel 4
Herd, True North/Tyneside Cinema for Channel 4
Doughbutt, Teesside Digital Studios/Tyneside Cinema for Channel 4
The Judges said:
The winner was a moving story elegantly and concisely told with strong performances. Good use of location, well shot, Good use of music. Regardless of budget, short form drama needs a good story — They Live in Forests has this, as well as strong performances.