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Irish Projects Win Big at Celtic Festival, 'Na Cloigne', 'Teens in the Wild' Among Winners
18 Apr 2011 :
1916 – Seachtar na Casca
A number of Irish projects walked away with Torc Awards at the Celtic Media Festival (13 – 15 April). Irish talent topped the annual festival’s list of honours across feature film, television and short categories.

In television genre, Irish projects received five Celtic Torcs including Factual Series Abu Media/TG4’s ‘1916 – Seachtar na Casca’; Orsuco /RTE’s ‘Vincent O’Brien The Master’ took the award for Sport; Drama Series honours went to ROSG/TG4’s Na Cloigne; ‘Teens in the Wild’ from Firebrand/RTE received the Torc for Education and ‘Spotlight-The Iris Robinson Investigation’ from BBC NI picked up the honours for Current Affairs.

Documentary feature ‘The Pipe’, from Scannáin Inbhear/TG4, won the Factual Single award and Ian Power’s feature film ‘The Runway’ picked up the Torc for Feature Length Drama.  Wildfire Films/RTÉ short film ‘Deep End Dance’ won the award for Short Drama.

Where short projects are concerned NFS graduates, John Walsh, Tommy Fitzpatrick and Cathy Brady nabbed animation and fiction prizes with their respective graduation projects, 'Whatever Happened to Ultra Man?' and 'Small Change'.

The Celtic Media Festival is an annual celebration of the best of film, television, radio and digital media from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man and promotes the richness of Celtic heritage, language and culture.  Out of 21 screen & radio categories Irish projects were named winners in 10. This year’s event took place in the Western Isles of Scotland.

For a full list of winners see below:

Factual Series
1916 - Seachtar na Cásca
Pierce Boyce
Abú Media / TG4

Factual Entertainment
Na h-Òganich
Alasdair MacLean
BBC Gàidhlig / BBC ALBA

Factual Single
The Pipe
Rachel Lysaght and Risteard Ó Domhnaill
Scannáin Inbhear / TG4

Sport
Vincent O'Brien The Master
Eddie Wiley
Orsuco Ltd / RTÉ

Arts
Only Men Aloud - O Dredegar Newydd i Efrog Newydd
Bethan Anwyl, Matthew Tune
Boomerang+ / S4C

Short Drama
Deep End Dance
Martha O'Neill
Wildfire Films / RTÉ

Feature Length Drama
The Runway
Macdara Kelleher / Ian Power
Fastnet Films

Drama Series
Na Cloigne
Ciarán Ó Cofaigh
ROSG / TG4

Kieran Hegarty Award For Interactivity
Split Thread
ciaran foley
must see productions

Current Affairs
Spotlight - The Iris Robinson Investigation
Mary McKeagney
BBC Northern Ireland

Animation
The Tannery
Anke Hilt / Richard Scott
Axis Animation / Channel 4

Education
Teens in the Wild
Christine Thornton
Firebrand Productions / RTÉ

Childrens
Mission: 2110
Nick Hopkin
BBC Scotland Children's / CBBC

Young People
Cow
Peter Watkins-Hughes
Tred Films

Entertainment
Child's Christmases in Wales
Juliet Charlesworth / Steve Doherty
Boomerang+/ Tidy Prods/ BBC4

Marketing Campaign
Umpires Haka Promo
Owain Morgan Jones
S4C

Radio Station Of The Year
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta
Edel Ní Chuireáin
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta

Radio Documentary
In Search of the Gododdin
Jeremy Grange
BBC Wales

Radio Presenter / Personality
Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí
Dónall Mac Ruairí
RTÉ Ráidió na Gaeltachta

Jury Award
Made at the discretion of the international jury for quality of production, direction, technical or craft excellence.
Between Life and Death
Nick Holt
BBC Wales

Spirit of the Festival
Presented to a film or television programme wholly or substantially in a Celtic language.
Ras yn erbyn Amser
Dafydd Rhys/ Lowri Morgan
POP 1 Ltd / S4C

More info at www.celticmediafestival.co.uk





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