Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
22/11/2007

Local Film 'No Go - The Free Derry Story' Shortlistted for Grierson Documentary Awards

The spotlight of the documentary-making world will be on Derry on Friday 23 November as a local film goes head to head with a host of international films at the Grierson Documentary Awards in London.
‘No Go - The Free Derry Story’, directed by Vinny Cunningham for Derry-based Open Reel Productions for BBC NI in association with Northern Ireland Screen and the Irish Film Board, has made it through to the final shortlist of four films in the ‘Best Historical Documentary’ section at the awards ceremony which will take place at Savoy Place, London.
This latest accolade follows on from the ‘Irish Film and TV Award’ nomination for the film in January and a range of international screenings in Germany, Australia and the USA. Cunningham's previous success includes an IFTA win for the ‘Battle of the Bogside’ film.
Both ‘No Go’ and ‘Battle of the Bogside’ document the events in Derry in 1969 that were the beginning of the conflict there and feature a wide range of local contributors including Paddy ‘Bogside’ Doherty, Gregory Campbell, Martin McGuinness, Ivan Cooper and Eamonn McCann. Both documentaries have received wide critical acclaim.
The Grierson nomination has taken the work to a new level, Cunningham said:
"The Grierson Awards are a high point for documentary makers in the UK and Ireland – the shortlist is drawn up by a really high calibre panel of industry experts and has an international range. We are up against films looking at subjects as broad as the Hungarian Revolution and the Jonestown Massacre, and to have made the shortlist from an entry of hundreds is terrific. The response from within the industry in Ireland has been fantastic. What also pleases me is that ‘No Go’ was made by an almost 100% Derry-based crew, from the writing right through to the final edit by Kevin Murray based at The Nerve Centre."
Travelling to the ceremony with Cunningham will be co-producer and writer John Peto.
The awards ceremony takes place as the team are putting the finishing touches to their latest film, ‘Exodus’, which looks at the decline of Derry’s Cityside Protestant population since 1969. This is due for delivery to BBC NI at the end of November and should be hitting the screens in the New Year.
(DS)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

29/06/2017
Future Film Skills – An Action Plan
The BFI has launched Future Film Skills – An Action Plan at the House of Commons alongside the Culture Secretary, Karen Bradley, and producer Barbara
12/06/2017
Graduate Film Shortlisted For TV Awards
A film made by graduates of the University of Wolverhampton's Video and Film Production course has been shortlisted at this year's RTS Student Televis
17/11/2017
UK Studios: An International Success Story
It has often been said that Hollywood is the most recognisable film industry in the world, with hundreds of movies and television series generated eve
04/08/2017
RTS Opens Entries For Student Television Awards 2018
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has opened entries for the RTS Student Television Awards 2018. The awards recognises work created by undergraduate
17/05/2019
UWL BA Film Production, Final Film Showcase
On the 30th of May at Leicester Square, the film production students from the University of West London are screening their final films. These films a
06/03/2020
Gravity Media Nominated At RTS Programme Awards 2020
Gravity Media has been nominated in the Best Sports Programme category at the RTS Programme Awards 2020. Its UK Production & Content team (known at th
31/01/2020
Sennheiser Supply Digital Signal Chain For Grammy Awards
Sennheiser have achieved an industry first using its Digital 6000 wireless microphone system to deliver a completely digital signal path for wireless
09/11/2017
Are Technology Awards Still Worth The Effort?
It's officially awards season in the US – the last and first couple of months of each year when the most prominent and prestigious film awards are cel
20/03/2007
London Celebrates Local Film-making Talent
ITV Local London, ITV’s regional broadband TV service in the London area, is entering into a partnership with Film London, in order to raise the profi
22/10/2018
Production News : London Mayor And Film Industry Leaders Tackle Diversity In The Film Industry
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and major film industry leaders have teamed up to tackle the lack of diversity in the film industry. Sony Pictures, H
22/11/2001
IRISH FILM BALL TO TAKE PLACE IN RDS
The 2001 Irish Film Ball will take place at the RDS in Dublin on November 30. As the key event in the Irish film industry calendar, the ball is an app
23/10/2008
Mayor Of London Pledges His Support For Film In The Capital
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has held his first meeting with prominent figures from the film, television and production industries. The film summit h
07/12/2012
UK's Future Film Industry Boost
The BFI today announces the 24 regional partners that will help deliver its pioneering BFI Film Academy Network programme in 2012/13. The BFI Film Aca
01/08/2017
Submissions Open For Music Producers Guild Awards 2018
To mark the 10th anniversary of the Music Producers Guild Awards, organisers are promising that the next ceremony, which takes place in London on Marc
26/05/2015
Production News : Film4-Backed Film Scoop Two Awards At Cannes Film Festival
Film4-backed films picked up two awards at the Cannes Film Festival. At the festival Yorgos Lanthimos's The Lobster was awarded the Jury Prize, whilst