MG ALBA’s Gaelic Short Film Competition, FilmG, has announced the shortlists for this year’s competition as judges praise the ‘ambition’ of this year’s entries.
Now in its tenth year, FilmG has seen entries from budding young filmmakers, community groups and school groups from across the country.
The jury panels comprised a variety of directors, producers and scriptwriters currently working in the industry.
One of the judges, Calum McConnell, who currently works on Radio Scotland comedy sketch show ‘Breaking the News’, said: “We watched over 60 films in this year’s youth category, which is the highest number of entries to date, and it was an honour and privilege to do so. I can speak for the whole panel when I say how excited we were at the ambition shown by both school groups and individual young film-makers.
“They are no longer satisfied filming simple stories within their school complex, they are out and about, in woodlands, the top of a mountain, and even in a prison, making their films look more exciting and engaging.
“I would genuinely encourage all the entrants to continue making short films in Gaelic and I’d like to congratulate all those that have been shortlisted.”
The full shortlists are now available online on the FilmG website, along with all of this year’s entries.
Winners will be announced at a glittering FilmG awards ceremony taking place at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow on Friday 9 February. BBC ALBA will broadcast highlights from the event, on Sunday 11 January.
Information on tickets will be released soon, via FilmG’s social media.
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