Celtic Media Festival issues call for entries

THE annual competition celebration of broadcasting and digital media from the ‘Celtic’ nations and regions, including Scotland and Brittany, has issued a call for entries.

The Celtic Media Festival has set a deadline for the 30th of this month, the next festival – the 34th – taking place in April in Swansea, Wales.

Says a media release from the organisers: “A total of 21 Torc Awards will be presented at next year’s event, including three awards which are brand new for 2013.

“The festival will honour the important role of digital technology in the promotion of Celtic languages and cultures with the introduction of a Best App award, and for the first time ever podcasts will be accepted as entries in the Radio category.

“Two new awards have also been added to the Radio/Podcast category – Music Programme and Radio Sports, and other award categories include Documentary/Factual and Drama.

“The festival will also present a Gold Torc to the winner of the Spirit of the Festival Award – a film or television programme wholly or substantially in a Celtic language that encapsulates the spirit of Celtic Media Festival.”

The call for entries was made last week.

For entry details, click here.