Media release: Day two winners at the Celtic Media Festival

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THE latest round of winners have been announced on this, the second day of the Celtic Media Festival.

Hard-hitting historical documentaries and Olympian sporting athletes were among the day two winners at the three-day Celtic Media Festival in Aviemore, Scotland.

RTÉ2’s The Rotunda, which gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the world’s oldest maternity hospital scooped the Best Factual Entertainment award, while in Short Drama SFTN’s Bunny won with its tale of an emotionally repressed young man with rabbit ears, challenged by disruptive outsiders to face up to his delusion.

Catriona Logan, festival director, said: “History, factual entertainment, short drama, and radio: Celtic content makers excel in every field, and acknowledging that excellence is what the Celtic Media Festival is about.

“Today, broadcasters Channel 4, RTÉ2, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio nan Gàidheal, and the Scottish Film Talent Network have scooped the top awards in their respective categories.

“These awards are truly international; broadcasters and producers compete with the best of their peers and so a win at the Celtic is a win of wins. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners today.”

The Celtic Media Festival Torc Awards celebrate the very best of film, television, radio and interactive media to emerge within the Celtic nations in the past year. Day one of the 40th Celtic Media Festival got off to an amazing start yesterday culminating in an opening night event in association with Screen Scotland in a Tipi in the glorious grounds of the Macdonald Resort in Aviemore.

As day two continues promoting the languages and cultures of the Celtic nations and regions, for delegates this is a priceless opportunity to network as they get up close with the biggest names and organisations in the industry.

Festival organisers revealed the Celtic Media Festival 2019 Day Two winners earlier today:

Winner: The Rotunda
Country: Ireland
Production company / broadcaster: Scratch Films Limited / RTÉ2

Winner: The Ballymurphy Precedent
Country: Wales
Production company / Bbroadcaster: Ffilm Cymru Wales / Channel 4

Winner: Bunny
Country: Scotland
Production company / broadcaster: SFTN / Creative Scotland

Winner: Spòrs na Seachdain
Country: Scotland
Production company / broadcaster: BBC Radio nan Gàidheal

Winner: The John Toal Show
Country: Ireland
Production company / broadcaster: BBC / BBC Radio Ulster

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Notes to editors:


Celtic Media Festival, in association with Screen Scotland, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019 from the 4th-6th of June in Aviemore, Scotland

The Celtic Media Festival is supported by broadcast, film, cultural and economic development organisations throughout the Celtic countries

The festival is an annual three-day celebration of broadcasting, film talent and excellence from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the Isle of Man, Cornwall, Brittany and Galicia.

One of the many festival highlights will be the presentation of the Torc Awards for Excellence.

Categories include Factual Series, Arts, Drama Series , Sport, Current Affairs, Best App, Radio Station of the Year and a new category for 2019, Short Form.

For further details, please see

For more details on the history of the festival, award categories and delegate registration, please visit

The Celtic Media International Pitching Forum will take place at CMF19 with a development fund prize of £10,000

The festival is core funded by: BBC Wales, BBC Northern Ireland, RTÉ, TG4, MG ALBA, Northern Ireland Screen, BBC Scotland, S4C, Television de Galicia, Isle of Media

Festival sponsors for 2019 are: Screen Scotland, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and The Highland Council

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