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THE Celtic Film and Television Festival (CFTF) organisers have announced the award winners for 2001.
For the first time ever the awards ceremony and keynote speeches were webcast live and over 370 delegates from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany attended. The highlights from Truro were the festival was held included ‘An Evening with Jimmy McGovern’ and keynote speeches from Janet Anderson, Minister for Tourism, Film and Broadcasting and Pat Loughrey, Director of Nations and Regions for the BBC.
Sixteen Best of Category Awards were presented, along with ‘Spirit Of The Festival’ (for a production completely or partly in a minority language), the ‘jury award’ and the ‘Frank Copplestone First Time Directors Award’.
The award winners in film and television categories were as follows:
Spirit Of The Festival – ‘Solomon A Gaenor’, Apt Films And September Films For S4C, Wales;
New Media – ‘E Brezhoneg Pa Gari!’, Stumdi, Brittany;
Animation – ‘The King's Wake’, Raw Nerve Productions, Northern Ireland;
Current Affairs – ‘Panorama: The Power To Abuse’, BBC Wales / BBC Network, Wales;
Arts Documentary – ‘Murchadh Macpharlain: Bard Mhealaboist’; Metagama Productions, Scotland;
Documentary Feature - Aidan Walsh – ‘Master Of The Universe’, Let's Not Lose It Productions, Ireland;
Factual Documentary – ‘Dressed To Kill’, Wild Dream Films For Channel 4, Wales;
Education – ‘Petra 'Larez’, Vivement Lundi! for TV Breizh, Brittany;
Entertainment – ‘The Green, Green Grass Of Home’ - Tommy Tiernan's Navan, Power Pictures, Ireland;
Drama Series – ‘Pen Tennyn’, HTV For S4C, Wales;
Feature Length Drama – ‘Care’, BBC Wales, Wales;
Short Drama – ‘Les Filles Du 12’, Paris Brest Productions for TV Breizh, Brittany;
Young People, ‘Children – Bicini’, Boomerang For S4C, Wales;
Jury Award – ‘Primetime: Behind Closed Doors’, RTÉ, Ireland
Frank Copplestone First Time Director Award - Robert Quinn for ‘An Leabhar, ROSG’, Ireland.
The CFTF is an organisation of filmmakers and broadcasters working in Brittany, Cornwall, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. It was established in 1981 at the second Celtic Film Festival in Harlec, Wales, to co-ordinate the organisation of an annual festival to promote film and programme making in Celtic countries and regions. (CD)
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