h 10.00-15.45 - The Faraday theatre, Institution of Electrical Engineers
h 19.00-22.30 - The Main theatre, Institution of Electrical Engineers
The EuroPAWS Awards are to be held in London on 25 November in association with the UK’s Institution of Electrical Engineers and the Royal Academy of Engineering, and for the MIDAS Prizes in association with the Univerity of Milan and the Piccolo Teatro.
The EuroPAWS Awards were started in 2001 to present to a cross-cultural audience some of the best new ideas for TV drama in Europe drawing on science and engineering and a review of an interesting tranche of output in this genre.
There are three main elements. Firstly, new ideas developed by writers across Europe with EuroPAWS Grants are recognised by special awards for the most original and promising scripts. Secondly, there will be enactments of excerpts from two of the new ideas with professional actors on stage. These dramatised presentations, pioneered for showcasing the work of promising new writers generally, have proved particularly effective for science and technology based themes, whether from new or more experienced TV writers.
Thirdly, extracts from the programmes selected for screening at the Milan Festival will be previewed, and the two MIDAS Prize winners announced.
The conclusions of the Milan Round Table (5th October) will be linked into the outcomes earlier on the Awards day of the EuroPAWS seminar, and some overall insights presented at the Awards evening.The presenter for the evening is Susan Rae, a well-known figure on UK television and radio.
The setting for the EuroPAWS Awards is the theatre of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, the first home of BBC radio in the 1920s. Following the formal proceedings guests are invited to a reception in the riverside restaurant of the IEE, with its picturesque panorama of London.
This awards day brings together a unique mix of people from the arts and science, including writers, TV drama and other media professionals, scientists, engineers and industrialists. People come from many countries and the intention is for this year’s awards to attract a broad international representation to reflect the range of programmes and new drama proposals from across the continent.
The MIDAS Prizes are supported by the European Science Foundation. EuroPAWS is run by a group of five organizations: The Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (Co-ordinator), EURO-MEI (the European Writers, Producers and Directors Association), OMNI Communications (The Founders of PAWS), the Elsworth Partnership and the CNRS Images/Media. Associate partners are EuroScience