This county is full of successes when you look at the our records on the sports field, in industry and commerce, in education and in culture.

Just last weekend, local film-maker, Brian Falconer, earned his industry’s recognition at the highest level in these islands by winning a BAFTA for his part in producing the short film, Boogaloo and Graham, set in Belfast.

Along with director, Michael Lennox and writer, Ronan Blaney, they shared the success for the best British short film at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts annual gathering in the London Opera House.

It is an amazing journey for the Enniskillen man, rubbing shoulders with world stars such as Benedict Cumberbatch and David Beckham.

But the story has not yet ended.

Brian and the team from the film now travel to America next week for the Oscars, with the 87th Academy Awards being held in Los Angeles. This is the ultimate prize for anyone in the arts and there is strong speculation that Boogaloo and Graham could win here too.

Brian says to get recognition from your peers is the endorsement anyone wants to get for your work.

It seems word about the short film about two boys in 1970s Belfast with their pet chickens has spread across the Atlantic going by the reaction Brian has heard from US film stars and film makers.

Between hosting film locations and providing stars of stage and screen, Fermanagh can quite rightly take a bow in this further success.

Brian and others who have achieved success are inspiration to the many young people in the county to aim high in their studies in the arts sector, many of whom who are following performing arts, moving image and related courses in our schools and colleges.