Celtic Media Festival Award Nomination for Wilde Stories

Athena Media’s ambitious transmedia project – Wilde Stories, has been nominated as one of ten finalists for the prestigious Kieran Hegarty Award FOR Innovation at this year’s Celtic Media Festival which recognises innovation in the use of digital media.

Wilde Stories is a transmedia creative arts project by Athena Media around the fairytales of Oscar Wilde. All 5 episodes of the Wilde Stories radio series are now available as podcasts. Visit www.wildestories.ie for more about the project.

Athena Media’s Helen Shaw will be representing us at the festival, which is taking place right now in the Isle Of Man (pictured above!).

The Festival is an annual three-day celebration of broadcasting, film talent and excellence from Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany.

Athena Media has previously won a Torc for our radio project Winning Women in 2012 and we were also short listed for the Kieran Hegarty Award for our transmedia It’s Your Right project promoting awareness of children’s rights.

The creative team on Wilde Stories is Helen Shaw, Michael Gallen, Felicity Clear, audio editor Pearse Ó Caoimh and digital editor John Howard. The production partners for the project are the BAI, RTÉ Lyric FM and Dublin City Council.