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SMO Students contribute to another bumper year for FilmG

Budding filmmakers have submitted a record breaking number of entries to this year’s FilmG, MG ALBA’s national Gaelic short film competition. An amazing 79 films have been entered for this year’s competition, with 51 submissions in the youth category and 28 adult entries. All films can now be viewed online from today (Wednesday 28 January) and voting for your favourite film is now open until the March 20 – the week before the glitzy awards ceremony in Glasgow.  

FilmG was as popular as ever with students from around the country, including student on Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s TV Course . These include a comedic take on Danny MacAskill’s ‘The Ridge’ film by TV Course Students called ‘Crìsdean Cunnartach’, a light-hearted film on unrequited love called ‘Gealladh gun Choileanadh’, and a music video for the well-known Gaelic song ‘Fear a’ Bhàta’ .

Project Manager, Floraidh Forrest from Cànan, said: “It is great to have another crop of Gaelic films available online from this year’s competition. Those who made films have gone to a lot of effort in terms of developing their stories, as well as filming and editing, and we’ve had great fun watching their entries. We can already spot the stars of the future shining through!”

Iseabail MacTaggart who supervises the project on behalf of MG ALBA is also delighted with this year’s competition, “FilmG keeps going from strength to strength and it’s great to see a record number of entries in the seventh year of the competition. Yet another increase in entries in testament to the effort of FilmG project staff in engaging both young people and adults in both the art of filmmaking and the Gaelic language. The project helps to build confidence in language media skills but it also brings lots of interesting and creative ideas to the fore.”

All films can be viewed online at on Wednesday 28 January. The judges will decide on their shortlists in the middle of February with the winners being announced at the glitzy awards ceremony taking place at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow on Friday 27 March. 

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