Celtic Media Festival

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The Celtic Media Festival, previously known as the Celtic Film and Television Festival, aims to promote the languages and cultures of the Celtic nations in film, on television, radio and new media. The festival is an annual three-day celebration of broadcasting and film from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Isle Of Man, Cornwall, Brittany and Galicia. The festival was first held in 1980, on the Scottish islands of South Uist and Benbecula. The 30th festival was held in March 2009 in Caernarfon, Wales.

The festival presents the Bronze Torc Awards to the winners of 20 different categories.

The festival also presents a Gold Torc to the winner of Spirit of the Festival Award - a film or television programme wholly or substantially in a Celtic language that encapsulates the spirit of the Celtic Media Festival.


The Celtic Media Festival has been chaired by dedicated and respected individuals working in the broadcasting industry:

Irish Chairs:

  • Pádhraic Ó Ciardha, TG4 – Present Chair
  • Neasa Ní Chinnéide, RTÉ
  • Bob Collins, RTÉ
  • Con Bushe, RTÉ
  • Muiris MacConghail, RTÉ
  • Cathal Goan, RTÉ

Scottish Chairs:

Welsh Chairs:

Festival Locations[edit]


  • Documentary / Factual : Factual Series - Factual Entertainment - Factual Single - Sport - Arts
  • Drama : Short Drama - Feature Length Drama - Drama Series
  • Digital Media : Kieran Hegarty Award for Innovation - Best App
  • Radio : Radio Station of the Year - Radio Documentary - Music Programme - Radio Sports - Radio Presenter/Personality
  • Further Categories : Current Affairs - Animation - Children - Young People - Entertainment

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