Eden Court’s Playhouse Cinema will host a series of public screenings and panel discussions, showcasing some of the feature length drama nominees shortlisted in this year’s Celtic Media Festival Torc Awards for Excellence, as well as offering a snapshot into the wider delegate programme.
On the afternoon of Wednesday 22 April, there will be a screening of the Irish film Patrick’s Day, which has been nominated for Feature Length Drama.
Wednesday evening sees a screening of Robot Overlords, a sci-fi drama which invades UK cinemas this month. Set in a world where robots rule the streets, and kids must save the world after adults lost the war. The film, which was shot on the Isle of Man, stars Callan McAuliffe, Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson.
On Thursday 23 April, there will be a morning screening of Feature Length Drama nominee, the Victorian circus drama Y Sycras.
On Thursday evening there will be a special edition of the brand new comedy panel show for BBC Radio Scotland - The Good, the Bad and the Unexpected - where the audience help to decide who’s good, who’s bad and who’s unexpected. Members of the public are invited to join Julia Sutherland as she puts a panel of the UK’s top comedians through their paces.
Friday 24 April sees a screening of After Bannockburn, a docudrama series which tells the untold story of how a Scottish army tried to drive the English out of Ulster.
Festival producer Catriona Logan said: “We’re hugely excited to present a programme of events which will enable film and TV fans to join the celebrations as the Celtic Media Festival returns to Inverness.”
Films are free, but ticketed.