Documentary Follows Fortunes of Media Studies Students in Gaelic Language Filmmaking Competition

Scottish media students are among the subjects of a documentary following the build-up to a Gaelic language filmmaking competition.

The documentary features four groups of filmmakers as they each prepare a short film for the annual, FilmG competition.

Alison MacIntosh, a 21 year-old media student at Glasgow Caledonian University, makes – with friends – a spoof James Bond-like film for the competition.

She is quoted in a BBC ALBA press release as saying: “This is my first FilmG. I’m making it because I absolutely adore film and I would love to be able to make my own, and just for a bit of a laugh.” 

Meanwhile, a group of media students, based at Sabhal Mòr Òstaig college on the Isle of Skye, is also being featured. Hestor Levack, Ramsay McMahon and William MacDonald all work with producer/director, Cristin MacKenzie, to develop their filmmaking skills.

Also entering is a group from Back School, on the Isle of Lewis, and amateur drama group, Sgioba Dràma Uibhist, from Uist.

The programme will air Gaelic language digital TV channel, BBC ALBA, on Monday at 9pm. It has been made by MacTV.