Francis Street Photographer Nominated at Inaugural RTS Ireland TV Awards
The nominees for the inaugural RTS Ireland Television Awards, recognising excellence in Irish television production and Irish-international co-productions, have been announced and we're delighted to say that The Francis Street Photographer has been included in the shortlist of the Specialist Factual category.
The Francis Street Photographer was directed by Matt Leigh and produced by Nodlag Houlihan and Yvonne Kinsella for RTE 1. The documentary explores the archive of John Walsh, a photographer in Dublin's Liberties district for over 40 years. Co-produced by Zucca Films and That's a Wrap TV it was funded through the BAI's Sound and Vision scheme.
The winners will be announced on Tuesday, 30 March at 11:00pm on Virgin Media One. The awards are the latest initiative of the Republic of Ireland Centre of the Royal Television Society. RTS Ireland Television Awards Committee Chairperson, Niall Cogley, said: "We are proud to launch our inaugural RTS Ireland Television Awards. 2020 was an extraordinary year, but the TV community was able to adapt and excel despite the logistical, economic and the very human challenges it faced. We all wanted to come together to recognise some of those achievements, to celebrate the creative excellence that Irish audiences have enjoyed in this exceptional year, and to say 'Thanks' for sharing your talents with us."