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Coimisiún na Meán congratulates IFTA nominees and winners 

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Coimisiún na Meán would like to congratulate all the nominees and winners of the IFTA Awards 2024, which the Irish Film and Television Academy hosted on Saturday. 

Several projects, funded by the Coimisiún na Meán Sound & Vision Broadcasting Funding Scheme, received nominations and won awards. Sound & Vision is a funding scheme for television and radio programmes, funded through the television licence fee. 

That They May Face The Rising Sun, adapted from John McGahern’s novel about life in rural Ireland, won the top award for Best Film. Directed by Pat Collins, the film will be released in Irish cinemas next Friday and received funding from Round 38 of the Scheme.  

The George Morrison Feature Documentary Award went to The Days of Trees from director Alan Gilsenan and producer Tomás Hardiman, funded under Round 31 of the Scheme.  

Actress Siobhán Cullen was announced as the 2024 Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland Rising Star for her roles in Obituary and The Dry, both funded by Sound & Vision. 

The IFTA Awards are supported by Coimisiún na Meán through its Sponsorship Scheme.