'Fairytale of Kathmandu', the controversial documentary directed by Neasa Ní Chianáin, has won second prize in the International Documentary Festival of Madrid.

The film, produced by Vinegar Hill productions and co-funded by RTÉ, came second to the Bulgarian entry 'The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories' in the jury prize, winning €5,000.

Screened by RTÉ in March, 'Fairytale of Kathmandu' documented the activities in Nepal of Irish language poet Cathal O'Searcaigh.