BBC Alba De A-Nis wins at Celtic Media Festival

BBC ALBA’s ‘De a-nis?: What Now?’ has won a Bronze Torcs for Excellence Award for best Children’s programme at this year’s Celtic Media Festival taking place in Derry- Londonderry.

The 33rd Celtic Media Festival taking place from 18 – 20 April sees the Celtic broadcasting and media world come together to celebrate the languages and cultures of the Celtic countries on screen and in broadcasting. The awards celebrate the very best of film, television, radio and digital media to emerge from within the Celtic diaspora within the last year.

BBC Scotland and BBC ALBA’s ‘De a-nis?: What Now?’ scooped the prestigious Children’s award on the last day of the festival. The award winning children’s programme, offering music, fun and competitions, is produced by Donnie MacLeod of BBC Scotland and is shown on BBC ALBA.

The Celtic Media Festival’s Bronze Torc Awards see 98 productions, companies and personalities shortlisted across the 19 award categories – including factual, arts, drama, entertainment, sport, current affairs, children’s and young people’s programmes, as well as radio station of the year and radio presenter - with a total of 450 entries having been submitted from across Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, the Isle of Man and Ireland. Ten BBC ALBA productions were shortlisted across several different award categories.

The festival also paid tribute to John Smith, Gaelic-speaking BBC Producer and Director, who received a lifetime achievement award for his immense contribution to broadcasting and to the Celtic Media Festival.