The Programme

Cardiff 2024 4th - 6th June

Schedule subject to change

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09:00 - 09:30

Newcomers' Coffee

First time at CMF or have not been to CMF in a while? The Newcomers' coffee break is a chance to meet others who are...

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09:30 - 11:00

CMF International Pitching Forum

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The Celtic Media Festival International Pitching Forum brings together commissioners from the U.K.

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11:15 - 12:00

It’s The Way We Tell ‘Em – The Celtic Sense of Humour

Strand 1

When it comes to comedy, the Celtic nations and regions have enjoyed National and International success over the years.

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11:15 - 12:00

Lost Boys and Fairies – A Case Study

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From the BBC Writers’ Pilot scheme to primetime BBC ONE, Lost Boys and Fairies is a bi-lingual drama about adoptio...

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12:15 - 13:00

The Future is Female – The Rise of Women’s Sports Coverage

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No one watches women’s sport. This old adage has been proven wrong again and again over the past few years.

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12:15 - 13:00

Is yours a Mentally Healthy Production?

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Join Marian Ifans and Michelle White (MSc MAPPCP MBPsS) for an enlightening session delving into the vital rol...

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13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Lunch will be provided by Celtic Media Festival 

14:00 - 15:00

Where are the Kids?

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As children are swapping linear tv viewing for streaming, it looks like bad news for traditional broadcasters.

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14:00 - 14:45

Social Media in Indigenous Languages

Strand 2

Non-linear media, specifically social media, offers huge opportunities for differentiation in local markets.

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15:15 - 16:00

Is it Time to Kill True Crime?

Strand 1

Ok, we admit it.

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15:15 - 16:00

Livelihoods and Language: Making Your Living, Where You’re Living

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The media sector can be a wonderful place for providing a nourishing environment for creative individuals who speak indi...

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16:15 - 17:00

Cops and Robbers – Making a Killing in Crime Drama

Strand 1

Whether focussing on the cops or the criminals, there will always be viewers ready to glue themselves to the next grippi...

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16:15 - 16:45

BFI Presents : UK Global Screen Fund

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Find out more about the UK Global Screen Fund (UKGSF), a £7 million per annum fund designed to boost internat...

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17:00 - 17:30

Coimisiún na Meán Drinks Reception

Reception

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Join Coimisiún na Meán for a drink and a chat!

17:30 - 18:15

Celtic Media Festival Torc Awards for Excellence

Awards

The following categories will be awarded today:  Factual Entertainment (Screen) History (Screen) Sports Prog...

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20:30 - 23:59

Orchard Presents: Noson Lawen

Parties

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Join us at the iconic Cardiff music venue Clwb Ifor Bach for drinks and a few tunes!

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