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About Celtic Media Festival

The Celtic Media Festival is  an annual 3 day event that promotes the languages and cultures of the Celtic Nations and Regions in media. It combines a major conference of seminars and master classes with  presentation of  coveted prizes in an international competition across all the main content genres in TV, radio, film and digital media.

CMF is held in late Spring in the heartland of one of the Celtic nations and regions.

For nearly 40 years, CMF has been bringing together those who cherish the languages and cultures of the Celtic countries as portrayed on screen and broadcast. It is a unique festival that has grown and flourished, on a scale that attracts the best conference speakers and that can showcase emerging talent yet intimate enough for delegates to meet the decision-makers you need to meet.

The Celtic Media Festival is supported by broadcast, film, cultural and economic development organisations throughout the Celtic countries and regions.



  • Pádhraic Ó Ciardha, CMF Chair
  • Áine Walsh, ILBF/Northern Ireland Screen
  • Alan Esslemont, TG4
  • Christina Macaulay, BBC Cymru Wales
  • David Harron, BBC Scotland
  • Denis Wolinski, BAI
  • Edel Ní Chuireáin, RTÉ Raidio na Gaeltachta
  • Elis Owen, Independent
  • Iseabail Mactaggart, MG ALBA
  • Joseph Hoban, RTÉ
  • Karen Kirby, BBC Gaeilge
  • Leo Devine, BBC Southwest
  • Linda Martin, Northern Ireland Screen / CMF Treasurer
  • Sioned Wyn Roberts, S4C
  • Michael Wilson, Isle of Media
  • Fernando Ojea, Televisión de Galicia
  • Festival Director, Catriona Logan (Glasgow Office)
  • Festival Manager, Naomi Wright (Glasgow Office)