Ireland to host 18th Celtic Film & TV Fest

DUBLIN — The 18th Celtic Film &Television Festival will run April 1-4 in Tralee, County Kerry.

Fest has been running since 1980 under the auspices of the Celtic Film & Television Assn., whose membership is drawn from Brittany (northwestern France), Cornwall (southwestern England), Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The competitive festival is hosted in one of these five on a revolving basis.

Although entrants’ films do not have to be in the Celtic language of their particular country, those that do are subtitled in English or French.

The association is keen to ensure that TV and film reflect “the cultures and indigenous minority languages” of the five Celtic regions. Seminars and debates will run in tandem with the competitive events in the fest’s nine different categories.

Past prize winners have included Paul Turner’s “Hedd Wyn” (1993) and Peter Capaldi’s short “Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life” (1994).

Ireland hosted the event in 1989 (Gweedore) and 1994 (Derry).

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading