Celtic Format Pilot Scheme 2017/2018

Once again MG ALBA, S4C and TG4 are proud to unite in this the third year of the Celtic Formats pilot scheme.

The first year of the pilot scheme brought Device Squad, a fun look at how dependant we are on our tech devices from Bees Nees Media in Scotland. Last year brought Galw Nain Nain Nain, a lighthearted dating format produced by Antena in North Wales. It is now in production and will be broadcast on S4C in the first quarter of next year.

This year we are inviting original unscripted factual entertainment ideas with must see, compelling and surprising content that will appeal to intergenerational audiences alike across the Celtic nations and beyond.

The ambition is to discover a refreshing, distinctive and authentic format that the Celtic Nations can be proud of and that will be talked about across the three nations. The ideas should show creative ambition and heart that will take us on emotional journey in some way, be it laughter, tears or surprise yet shouldn't feel overly formulated or forced.

MG ALBA (for BBC Alba), TG4 & S4C will equally fund a pilot to the total value of £15,000 with the aim of developing a value for money format that has the potential to create a successful, adaptable and returnable series which can be produced independently in all of the Celtic regions and beyond.

Proposals should include:

A logline, format treatment, indication of proposed talent and of how the development funds would be used to produce a worthwhile pilot which can be used as a basis for a returnable series.

The best ideas will be shortlisted and invited to pitch to the three broadcasters in January/early February 2018. One idea will selected to receive the £15,000 development funding to create a pilot for delivery by mid-April 2018.

Deadline for submissions: 19th December 2017.

Please send your proposals to: Celticformats@s4c.cymru

By submitting your ideas to the email address set out above, you agree to the Terms of Entry set out in the document – Celtic Format Pilot Scheme 2017/2018

Terms of Entry

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