Media Awards: Celtic Media Festival Awards

THERE were three Scots wins among the several ‘torc’ prizes on offer at the Celtic Media Festival, the annual celebration of broadcasting, digital, etc from the Celtic nations and regions.

The festival was held in St Ives, Cornwall, between last Wednesday and Friday.

There were a large number of Scots entries on the awards’ shortlist.

The winners’ list reads:



Produced and directed by Ross Hogg – Scotland



Cwmni Da – Wales

Best App

LearnGaelic/Buntús Cainte

32 Points Ltd and MG ALBA – Scotland


# Fi

Boom Plant (part of Boom Picture Cymru) – Wales


Da la san Damhair

Made by The Woven Thread, commissioned for BBC Alba by MG Alba – Scotland


Croí Trodach – A Fighting Hearts

Midas Productions (with production partners TG4/BAI) – Ireland

Feature-length Drama

Life’s a Breeze

Produced by Fastnet Films in partnership with Anagram Produktion and Film I Vast – Ireland

Short Drama

Volkswagen Joe

TW Films – Ireland

Factual Entertainment

There’s Something About Patrick

Produced by Mind The Gap Films, in association with RTÉ and BAI – Ireland

Young People

Ponydance: An Scannán

Doris/Magee in partnership with TG4 – Ireland

Current Affairs

Spotlight – Housing: Whatever It Takes

BBC Northern Ireland – Northern Ireland

Drama Series

Y Gwyll/ Hinterland

Fiction Factory production for S4C in association with Tinopolis, BBC Cymru Wales, S4C Coproduction Fund and All3Media International – Wales

Radio Presenter-Personality

Cormac Ó hEadhra

RTE Raidió na Gaeltachta – Ireland

Radio Documentary

Feall Fuilteach – Scéal Mhaolra Seoighe

BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Radio Ulster – Northern Ireland

Radio Sports

Taith Y Llewod – Y Prawf Olaf

BBC Radio Cymru – Wales

Radio Music

The Global Village

Radio Kerry – Ireland

Factual Series

Life on the Inside

Midas Productions, in partnership with RTÉ – Ireland

Keiran Hegarty Award for Innovation

CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket – Amgueddfa Criced Cymru

Created by CC4 Ltd, in partnership with TwoFour, University of South Wales and Southampton Solent University – Wales

Radio Station of the Year

BBC Radio Foyle – Northern Ireland

Factual Single

Barry John – The King

Produced by Green Bay Media Ltd, in partnership with BBC Wales – Wales

Spirit of the Festival Award


Cwmni Da – Wales