THERE is a strong Scottish presence in all but three categories in the awards shortlist for this year’s celebration of film, television and radio from the Celtic ‘nations and regions’ that is the Celtic Media Festival.
Only in the sport, drama series and education categories is there no Scottish entry.
The festival – which is this year celebrating its 30th birthday and comprising 17 award categories – involves work from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Brittany and Cornwall.
This year’s festival is taking place in Caernarfon, Wales, between March 25 and 27. The Scottish entries are dominated by BBC Scotland, in one guise or another.
The Scottish shortlisted entries are:
Girls Behind Bars – FrielKean Films/BBC Scotland
The Real Monach of the Glen – Boar Onboard – BBC Scotland/Mike Birkhead Associates
Air an Rathad – Eyeline Media/BBC ALBA
Ann am Bàta, Nam Aonar – Moja/BBC ALBA
Mum and Me – Wellpark Productions
Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives – BBC Scotland
Second Sight – Second Sight Pictures/Necessary Illusions Productions
Scotland’s Music with Phil Cunningham – BBC Scotland
Social Circles – Kinetic Media
Feature length drama
Senseless – Plum Films
An Là – BBC ALBA
Wasted Nation – Autonomi
De a-nis? BBC Gaidhlig/BBC ALBA
Stacked – Brocken Spectre/4Talent Scotland/Scottish Screen/HIE
A’ Chuirm – BBC Gaidhlig/BBC ALBA
Titles, stings, idents and promos
BBC ALBA Idents – Design is Central/BBC Alba
Radio: Station of the year
BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal
BBC Radio Scotland
Am Bard Bochd – BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal
Piper Alpha – BBC Radio nan Gaidheal
Radio: Presenter personality
Annie Maguire – BBC Radio Scotland
Derek MacKay – BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal