The 33RD Celtic Media Festival came to a close at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin in Derry last Friday night as the final three award winners were announced at the Gala Award Ceremony.
The Spirit of the Festival Award is the only award reserved to promote Celtic languages on film and television. The prestigious GoldTorc this year went to TG4 and Magamedia’s gripping drama Corp + Anam.
The Radio Station of The Year Award was presented to RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta for its high production values and its diverse content. The jury were impressed by the fact that it broadcast daily from different parts of the country, in the dialect of the region, therefore creating a strong connection with its audience.
The Jury Award is a special award made at the discretion of the international jury for quality of production, direction, technical or craft excellence. This year’s winner is Burton, Green Bay Media’s feature length drama. The jury were impressed by how well the production, the design, the direction and the narrative gelled to create a compellingly work of art.
This year’s festival has been hailed by organisers and delegates as a great success. The Celtic Media Festival now looks forward to welcoming delegates to next year’s festival in Wales in 2013.
Dòmhnall Caimbeul, Chairman of the Celtic Media Festival comments:
“This year’s Celtic Media Festival has been a real success. Broadcasters, content creators and aspiring practitioners from across the Celtic nations and regions have come together to celebrate the best Celtic media content and relationships have been renewed and created. We’d like to thank The Playhouse Theatre, all our funders and sponsors and most of all the people of Derry for being so welcoming.”
For further information on The Celtic Media Festival, please visit: www.celticmediafestival.co.uk.