Celtic Media Festival 2008 Calls for Entries
The 29th Celtic Media Festival, which takes place in Galway from 16th-18th April 2008, is calling for entries for its 18 award categories across film and television.
The festival is an annual celebration of film and broadcasting talent from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany, with the primary aim of promoting the languages and cultures of the Celtic countries on screen and in broadcasting.
The festival has 18 categories including Animation, Arts Documentary, Drama Series, Feature Length Drama, Short Drama and Education, with ‘Best of Category’ being chosen from each.
In addition, the festival will present the Frank Copplestone First Time Director Award to the best first TV programme or film, and a Spirit of the Festival award to a film or programme wholly or substantially in the Celtic language.
Applicants can apply online at www.celticmediafestival.co.uk or by post, by downloading an application form at:
Galway city is unique among Irish cities because of the strength of its Irish language, music, song and traditions - it is often referred to as the 'Bilingual Capital of Ireland'.
The city is well known for its ‘Irishness', and mainly due to the fact that it has on its doorstep the Galway Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area).
The language is visible on the city streets, with bilingual signage on display on shops and road signs, and can be heard by locals around the city.
Irish theatre, TV production and Irish music are an integral part of Galway city life, with both An Taibhdhearc, the National Irish Language Theatre, and TG4 and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta headquarters in Galway.
This has brought an Irish-speaking young professional population to the city and county, and has generated a renewal of interest in the language and in language-related activities.
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