Aideen Doherty, Manager of the Donegal Film Office is delighted to receive the news that the Film Office has been named as the Best Local Film Authority.

Aideen Doherty

The film office will be honoured in the 2016 Entertainment Awards hosted by TMT News.

Commenting on the award Aideen said: “I think this is another great example of Donegal punching above its weight. Living on the edge of Europe we depend on film to get Donegal seen by international audiences and use film production as a driver for tourism and economic development,”

The Film Office which is part of Donegal County Council, has been operating since 2003 and has had numerous successes over the years in attracting films such as Grabbers, Shine of Rainbows, Dead Long Enough, Wakewood and continues to work with production companies looking to locate in Donegal. 

This latest award is going to put Donegal on the map for future productions. The TMT News awards highlight creative individuals and innovative firms who have provided the entertainment world with new and cutting edge techniques. Some of the most exciting, hardworking and innovative firms and individuals were recognised.

Aideen Doherty

“The Donegal Film Office will be included on TMT’s Winners Directory and featured in their Winners Supplement which is distributed to over 80,000 professionals working in this sector. This level of exposure is an excellent opportunity to continue to raise the profile of Donegal as an ideal film location,” Aideen said.

She added “the Irish Film industry is estimated to be worth over €550million employing over 6,000 individuals and when film and documentary crews come, they hire local talent and crews and make a huge contribution to the local economy.