Celtic Media Festival 2011
05 May 2011
In April the Celtic Media Festival took place in the Outer
Hebrides, kicking off the Year of Scotland's Islands with a bang.
Around 350 industry professionals and media students attended as
delegates along with hundreds of members of the public to see such
high profile names as Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan, Karen Dunbar and
Alan McGee take to the stage in An Lanntair Arts Centre,
Throughout the Festival, 21 Torc Awards were presented to films,
television and radio programmes and interactive projects. Winners
included the expose of Iris Robinson by BBC Northern Ireland, the
Gaelic language series Na H-Oganich and the Welsh documentary about
endurance in the jungle, Ras yn Erbyn Amser.
The five day programme included panel debates, interviews and
workshops as well as a number of free screenings of new and classic
productions from the Celtic nations. Activity in the main base of
Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis was augmented with screenings on
Barra, Benbecula, Harris and North Uist, creating a special event
in the Islands, for the Islanders, and many many more from across
Scotland’s Islands - the events, exhibitions and activities happening all year round.
We list every event we hear of, large and small, taking place on
the islands of Scotland or taking place elsewhere and relating to
Scotland's Islands. They provide a unique opportunity to savour the
diversity and excitement of island life. Check our our facebook
page for general updates too - http://www.facebook.com/ScotlandsIslands.
There has never been a better time for you to visit Scotland's
Islands, to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and unspoilt beaches, to
get close to dramatic wild-life, learn about our heritage,
participate in a great range of activities, and enjoy our music,
food and drink.
All this on some of our 99 inhabited islands large and small (and
many more uninhabited) accessible by sea and air in six regions:
Argyll & Bute, Highland, North Ayrshire, Orkney, Outer Hebrides
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