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40th Celtic Media Festival opens Call for Entries



Date Posted: September 17, 2018

The Celtic Media Festival, the biggest media festival in the Celtic nations and regions, has opened its Call for Entries Film and programme makers may submit entries for the prestigious Torc Awards for Excellence online at www.celticmediafestival.co.uk.

The Celtic Media Festival 2019, the 40th anniversary, will take place in Aviemore, Scotland, the first time the festival has been held in the town. A total of 23 Torc Awards will be presented at the 2019 Festival. Past winners of Torc Awards for Excellence include BBC’s Line of Duty,  BBC’s Poldark, RTÉ One’s Love/Hate, BBC Wales’ Y Gwyll/Hinterland and TG4’s’s Corp + Anam,. BBC’s Sherlock, BBC/RTÉ’s The Fall and BBC Cymru Wales’ Doctor Who, are just a few of the major productions to be nominated in previous years. Previous high-profile guests include Bodyguard and Line of Duty creator and writer Jed Mercurio, River producer Chris Carey, Tilda Swinton, Rhys Ifans, Peter Mullan, Ken Loach, The Killing Director Birger Larsen, My Mad Fat Diary writer/showrunner Tom Bidwell, and Doctor Who and Torchwood producer Russell T Davies. Full details of the festival programme, delegate registration, and how to purchase tickets, will be announced early next year.

Catriona Logan, Festival Director, said: “We’re so delighted to be back in Scotland for the 40th Celtic Media Festival. We’re breaking records every year and it’s testament to the explosion of creativity and output in the creative content and broadcast sector in the Celtic regions. Each year the quality and quantity of productions submitted through the Call for Entries gets bigger and better.”

The 40th Celtic Media Festival takes place from the 4th-6th of June 2019 and will see hundreds of delegates enjoy a packed festival programme in Aviemore. Supported by BBC Scotland, RTÉ, TG4, BBC Wales, Northern Ireland Screen, BBC Northern Ireland, Television De Galicia, XPO North, MG ALBA, S4C and the Highland Council, the festival consistently attracts international delegates wherever it is held and offers a programme that celebrates the influential media industry of the Celtic nations and regions, as well as providing networking opportunities for delegates and speakers alike.

Despite moving to a new location each year, the Celtic Media Festival maintains its unique atmosphere, one which evokes its nurturing, collaborative nature no matter where it calls home.

For full information on the Call for Entries and award categories, and a first look at the 2019 Festival identity, go to www.celticmediafestival.co.uk.

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