The Celtic Media Festival is currently underway in Inverness, with the best in creative talent from Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, Cornwall, Wales, and Brittany being represented at the festival. It’s been a successful festival for the Irish so far with Terry McMahon’s feature Patrick’s Day, Touchline Media’s documentary Arkle, Scratch Films’ arts programme Dolores Keane: A Storm in the Heart, TG4’s short drama Sínte, Flickerpix’s app Seamus Heaney Five Fables, and the RTÉ/BBC co-production The Disappeared all winning.
Patrick’s Day takes home the Torc Award for Feature Length Drama, adding to a list of acclaim and awards that includes the Directors Guild Finder’s Series, three awards at the Woodstock Film Festival, and of course a five-star review from us.
The critically acclaimed film stars Moe Dunford, Kerry Fox, Catherine Walker and Philip Jackson. Moe, who was honoured at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, plays a young man with mental health issues who becomes intimate with a flight attendant (Walker) with her own demons. When his obsessive mother (Fox) finds out she enlists a dysfunctional detective (Jackson) to separate them. Patrick’s Day is a provocative love story which explores the right to intimacy.
The Celtic Media Festival continues into tomorrow. Here’s the list of winners so far:
SPORT: Arkle – TG4 / Touchline Media ?(?Ireland)?
ENTERTAINMENT: Dim Byd – S4C / Cwmni Da (Wales)
ANIMATION: The Hunchback in the Park – BBC (Wales)
ARTS: Dolores Keane: A Storm in the Heart – RTÉ / Scratch Films ?(?Ireland)?
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME: Katie Morag -BBC / Move on Up (Scotland)
BEST APP: Seamus Heaney Five Fables – Flickerpix ?(?Ireland)?
FEATURE LENGTH DRAMA: Patrick’s Day ?(?Ireland)?
FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT: Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience – BBC (Wales)
SHORT DRAMA: Sínte – TG4 (Ireland)
CURRENT AFFAIRS: The Disappeared – BBC/RTÉ ?(?Ireland/N. Ireland)?
YOUNG PEOPLE: Being Sixteen in 2014 – BBC (Scotland)