The excellence of the work of Realta Films and Kieran Conlon as a writer, director, editor and producer, has been recognised by many professional awards over 25 years of professional practise. 

The East of England Planning Association (1987)  awarded the ‘Best Campaign’ prize for the programme “Have Your Say” which promoted Harlow District Council’s development plan to the general public.

The Institute of Gas Engineers awarded him the Hunter-Rioch Prize (1988) for a paper and presentation about interactive video, the technology, then in its infancy, that became ‘CD Rom’.

The BMA awarded bronze and silver awards to the child safety films “Babywise” (1994) and “Toddlerwise” (1995).

The London Institute, awarded him the first distinction on the MA Screen Research/Screenwriting course, for his series proposal  “America’s Gift - The Story of Tobacco” (1996) the final component of his Masters Degree.

The “New Life” smoking drama was shortlisted in the “Best Video” category of the Communicating Health Awards (1999).

The NHS executive awarded his photography first prize in the “best photo/graphic” category of the Communicating Health awards (1997).


The programme “Living with a Sickle Cell Disorder” was the regional winner of the NHS Modernisation Awards (2005) in the category “Addressing Inequalities in Health”.

His music documentary “Rolling Thunder – Paseo Malanga in Cuba” was included in the East London and Brussels International Film Festivals in 2006.

His film “Understanding Pulmonary Rehabilitation” was runner up in the Patient Information category of the 2008 Communicating Health Awards.

His “Where I Want To Be” travel training film, made for Merton Council in 2008,  was commended in the Prince Michael Road Safety Awards (2009).