Published: 08/09/2014 10:50 - Updated: 08/09/2014 11:13

Celtic Media Festival calls for entries

The man behind E4 success My Mad Fat Diary, Tom Bidwell, is backing the appeal for entries to the 2015 Celtic Media Festival.
The man behind E4 success My Mad Fat Diary, Tom Bidwell, is backing the appeal for entries to the 2015 Celtic Media Festival.

FILM and programme makers can now enter their work for the 36th Celtic Media Festival, to be held in Inverness next year.

Film and programme makers and digital media producers are now able to submit entries for the 2015 Bronze Torc Awards for Excellence online at www.celticmediafestival.co.uk.

A total of 21 Torc Awards, covering film, television, radio and digital media, are due to be presented at next year’s festival, held at Eden Court, Inverness from 22nd to 24th April 2015.

Tom Bidwell, writer and showrunner for E4 series My Mad Fat Diary and a panellist at the 2014 Celtic Media Festival in St Ives, encouraged fellow filmmakers and broadcasters to enter this year’s awards.

"Celtic Media Festival is important because it keeps Celtic culture and language in people’s conscience," he said.

"There are some very talented people working in this section of the industry and some great pieces of work being produced and to recognise that and to spend a few days celebrating that is invaluable."

Next year’s event will be the third time the festival has visited Inverness, having previously come to the Highland Capital in 1987 and 1991.

The festival will showcase the best work from Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Cornwall, Brittany and Galicia. The festival is expected to attract well known names in the broadcasting and film world to the city. Previous high profile guests include actors Tilda Swinton, Rhys Ifans and Peter Mullan, directors Ken Loach and Birger Larsen (The Killing), and Doctor Who and Torchwood producer Russell T. Davies.

Although the festival is primarily for industry delegates, there will be a wider programme of events. Full details of the festival programme, delegate registration and how to purchase tickets will be announced early next year.

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