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Northern Ireland projects nominated for BAFTA TV Awards



Date Posted: April 28, 2021

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominations for the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards. Northern Ireland Screen is delighted to see The Windermere Children and Lee Miller – A Life on the Frontline nominated for awards. These awards reward the very best in television craft and television programmes broadcast in the UK in 2020. Both projects received funding from Northern Ireland Screen.

Northern Ireland doubled for the Lake District in 2019 for filming of The Windermere Children which has been nominated for Single Drama. Produced by Wall to Wall the film is the first dramatisation of a remarkable true story, when in 1945 hundreds of child survivors of the concentration camps were taken to this idyllic region to recuperate. Broadcast on BBC Two on Holocaust Memorial Day, the film marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust.

Erica Starlings’ Lee Miller – A Life on the Frontline has been nominated for Editing: Factual (Claire Gullion) and for Director: Factual (Teresa Griffiths). The documentary follows the story of one of the most remarkable female icons of the 20th century through her transformation form a supermodel into an internationally famous war reporter. The co-production with Ronachan reflected on Miller’s ground-breaking work and explored her radical spiriting and willingness to break any taboo, both as an artist and a woman.

The Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards ceremony takes place on Sunday 6th June on BBC One and the British Academy Television Craft Awards will be streamed on BAFTA’s social channels on Monday 24th May.

Click HERE to view the full list of nominees.

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