Media Release: Two weeks to go! Last chance to enter this year’s FilmG competition


AFTER a very exciting and busy six months, the closing date for entries in FilmG 2017 is fast approaching.

However, if anyone is yet to complete their film there are still two weeks left, before the competition closes on Wednesday 14th December.

Whether it be a comedy, drama, documentary or even a music video, one of the simplest ways to make a short film, is to use mobile technology.

Making a film is easier than you might think…

As long as you have a mobile phone or tablet and a germ of an idea, you can download one of the many editing apps, such as iMovie or FilmoraGo and you too can be in with the chance of winning a fantastic £500 voucher, for Best Mobile Short in the open category.

This year saw the addition of two new categories; Best Sports Commentary and in the Youth section, a prize for Best Animation.

As with the mobile shorts, everyday technology can be used to create simple and effective stop motion films using props you have to hand.

So, if you prefer the latest Pixar release to the newest blockbuster, then why not try your hand at an animation – even if your school has already entered a film, there is still time to showcase your own creativity too!

Animated entries must contain a Gaelic element.

The FilmG team are hopeful that the increasing availability of technology along with a broader range of prizes than ever before will see a record number of entries this year.

Remember, the theme for this year’s FilmG competition is ‘Strì’ meaning to strive or endeavour.

This year’s topic has already inspired films of all genres – why not add yours to the list? Again, entries must be submitted by Wednesday 14th December. All films must be in Scottish Gaelic and can be up to five minutes long for youth category entrants or up to eight minutes in length for open category entrants. So go on, what are you waiting for?!

For some last-minute inspiration, remember to check out films from previous years, these are available to watch online at

If you would still like to make a film and/or want to know more about the competition, please contact or


For more information, please contact Lorna Gardner or Gary McQueen at Media House on 0141 220 6040 or email / 

For more information on FilmG, visit or call 01471 888 500 or email

Notes to editors:

FilmG is MGALBA’s Gaelic short film competition, project managed by Cànan, the award winning design, language and creative media company based at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on the Isle of Skye.

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