RTS Northern Ireland launched its 2019 Programme Awards at the New Orpheus in Belfast at the end of July.
“It’s hard to believe it’s just five years since we announced our first Northern Ireland Programme Awards, which were set up to recognise the amazing content being produced in Northern Ireland,” said RTS Northern Ireland Chair Kieran Doherty.
“Back in 2015, Game of Thrones was making its fifth series here, Line of Duty was filming on the streets of Belfast, [animated series] Lily’s Driftwood Bay was in its infancy and Derry Girls was still just an idea inside the amazing brain of Lisa McGee. And now one of the longest running quiz shows in the UK, BBC’s flagship Mastermind, is relocating to Belfast.”
The awards, which are sponsored by production facility Ka-Boom, will be announced at a ceremony held at the MAC during the Belfast Media Festival in early November.
“The RTS NI Awards are now the most sought-after screen awards in Northern Ireland and we are delighted to be involved once again as headline sponsor,” said Ka-Boom co-founder Zach Willis.
Applications for the awards are open from 5 to 30 August. Click here for further details