Sínte, part of the Scéal series, won one of the most coveted categories, ‘Short Drama Award’ at the Celtic Media Festival 2015 taking place in Inverness, Scotland this week.
Scéal, the development scheme established by TG4 co-funded by the Broadcast Authority Ireland (BAI) and Gréasán na Meán, offers talented new Irish-speaking writers/directors an opportunity to adapt a well-known story from Irish language literature or folklore towards a half hour short film.
Produced by Ciarán Ó Cofaigh, ROSG Ltd, Sínte is scripted by Tom Sullivan (who also directed) and Féidhlim Cannon and tells the story of Sean Mac Donnacha and his fiancée from a small fishing village in the west of Ireland, who are involved in a car crash. The sequence of events that follow are all consuming and forever life changing. The cast includes Ann-Marie Horan , Peadar Cox, Dónal O hÉallaithe, Conal Ó Cinnéide and Lúc Ó Riada.
The Celtic Media Festival (CMF) is one of the most prestigious and long-established TV and media festivals in these islands. It is held each year, rotating between venues in the various Celtic nations and regions. This year the festival is being held in Inverness, Scotland from 22-24 April. (www.celticmediafestival.co.uk)