Preserving the Archive and Celebrating the Legacy of Radharc Films





The Radharc Awards return for 2021

Following the deferment of the 2020 Radharc Awards due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the Radharc Trust is pleased to announce we are proceeding with the Radharc Awards in 2021. The qualification period has been extended and we are calling for suitable entries released in Ireland between 22nd September 2018 and 1st September 2021. If you have produced a documentary for Television Broadcast or Web Distribution in this period, please read the Call for Entries and the Conditions of Entry for more details. Closing date for entry is 3rd September 2021. Winners will be announced in October 2021.

Gallery of 2018 Radharc Awards Finalists here.

The Radharc Trust cares for and promotes the legacy of the Radharc Television Documentary Series. Active from 1962 to 1996, Radharc was an independent Irish TV production company which made over 425 programmes and shot in 75 countries. Our archives hold several thousand original production materials in Film, Tape, Photographic, Paper and Digital Collections and on-going digitisation projects release upgraded and restored titles through a range of public on-line, archival and broadcaster’s resources. Biennial Radharc Documentary Awards recognise and promote excellence in Irish Documentary making.

Announcement from the Radharc Archive: We hope you will enjoy our new Archive Gallery of featured images from the Radharc Photographic Collection, along with a new Archive Video Gallery where the full versions of all fifteen titles from the 2015 phase of our preservation work can be viewed on-line for the first time. Several of these programmes had not been seen in their original 1960s magazine format for decades and all were reassembled from original 16mm master elements, cleaned and digitised at high resolution. Of special interest will be the additional material, including recovered interview out-takes from ‘Christy Brown’s Left Foot’, reference audio recordings for missing voice tracks, new synopses, notes on the restoration process, and supplementary documents from the Paper Collection that allow the researcher to rebuild an authentic picture of lost segments.