Media release: TV festival issues invite to emerging writers, performers and directors


THE Edinburgh TV Festival is calling for emerging writers, performers and directors to enter its 2019 New Voice Awards.

The awards build on last year’s successful Debbie Awards with a new name, rebrand and an expanded number of categories recognising the best undiscovered creatives and the companies who do the most to support them.

The New Voice Awards echo the mission of the Festival’s two talent schemes, Ones to Watch and The Network which aim to make the industry more accessible to a broader range of individuals and to provide a prestigious platform for rising stars.

The ceremony, which takes place on 26 February at Rich Mix in Shoreditch, will also feature a panel debate and keynote interview picking up on the themes of Michaela Coel’s MacTaggart Lecture, in which she implored the industry to consider ways it could better support diverse voices and to “fix this house”.

The deadline for entries for all of these categories is Monday 21st January 2019.

For more information on each of the categories and how to apply, visit the TV Festival’s website:

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