Once again, the students of the Higher Diploma in Television based in Nemeton TV in Gaeltacht na nDéise dominate the Student Media awards for Television Documentary or Drama in Irish.
This year the work of nine students was recognized as being of the highest quality. The deserved winner was Deireadh Ré, a story of five generations of women who have run the famous music pub Mooneys in an Rinn. The film was directed by Ros na Rún’s Ailbhe Nic Dhonncha from an Rinn and edited by Ailbhe Courtney. The other nominated films from the Higher Diploma include Jim of the Mills by Deirdre Orme and Pat Lacken, a celebration of an unusual rural Tipperary pub that only opens once a week for a music session! In O Chraobh go Craobh director Ciara Malone and editor Maitiú O Casaide go on journey of discovery to Connemara with traveller singer Tomás McCarthy and sean nós singer Ailbhe Níc Dhonncha. And in Crúib agus Croí, Nemeton TV editor Yvonne Weaver explores the lesser known world of Point to Point racing in the South East. And finally, Sarah McCoy’s Éitilt gan Sciatháin explores paramotoring across two continents while hurler Cian O Halloran looks at the success of the Under 21 Waterford team in Ó Lads go Fir.
The highly-acclaimed post-graduate Higher Diploma in Television Production is accredited by Waterford Institute of Technology and backed by Údarás na Gaeltachta. It is widely regarded as the most industry-focused course in the media sector. The core belief is that third level courses are relevant, dynamic and genuinely prepare students for industry. Whether students plan to be in front or behind the camera the course is there to help and equip them with the skills needed for the media industry.
This course runs from September 2017 to May 2018.