Two from six for Scots at day one of Celtic Media Festival

A SCOTS animation has been named a winner at the annual awards celebrating the best of film, television, radio and digital media across the Celtic nations and regions.

‘I am Tom Moody’, produced and directed by Ainslie Henderson, from Edinburgh College of Art, has been awarded the Animation prize at the Celtic Media Festival – which is currently taking place in Swansea, Wales, and now in its 34th year.

‘I am Tom Moody’ is described as a “surreal trip through the subconscious of a stifled musician as he struggles to sing”.

Henderson was not the only Scot among the first-day winners at the three-day festival, which has 300 delegates attending.

BBC Scotland’s ‘After Life: Rot Box Detectives’ took the Children’s title. It was produced by Gerald Strother and directed by Emma Bond.

‘After Life: Rot Box Detectives’ involves a team of young scientists who investigate rot and decay through a series of experiments and activities, assisted by Dr George McGavin.

Six prize-winners were announced today: three from Ireland, two from Scotland and one from Wales.

Brittany and Cornwall have nominations in this year’s festival, which ends on Saturday.