Strong Scots showing in Celtic Media Festival shortlist

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:

Factual series

Girls Behind Bars – FrielKean Films/BBC Scotland

The Real Monach of the Glen – Boar Onboard – BBC Scotland/Mike Birkhead Associates

Factual entertainment

Air an Rathad – Eyeline Media/BBC ALBA

Factual single

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

Short drama

Social Circles – Kinetic Media

Feature length drama

Senseless – Plum Films

Current affairs


Wasted Nation – Autonomi


De a-nis? BBC Gaidhlig/BBC ALBA

Young people

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

Radio: Documentary

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