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FilmG Encourages Submissions of Gaelic Films from Overseas

FilmG, the innovative Gaelic online short film competition, has just announced its prizes for this year’s competition and included is a prize-list for the first time is ‘Best International Film’. This will be for the best film in Scottish Gaelic from anyone resident in a country other than Scotland. The prize will be 2 tickets to the FilmG awards ceremony in Glasgow on the 9 March 2012 with expenses up to £500 being paid.

In previous years’ short films have been submitted from all over the world including New York, Alaska and Ontario. This year FilmG would like to capitalize on new social media technologies to spread the word about the competition and get even more entries.

International entrants will also be eligible for other prizes including ‘Best Drama Short’, £1,500 and ‘Best Documentary Short’, £1,500.

To be in with a shot at winning, all you need to do is make a 3-5 minute short film in Gaelic. If you are not a Gaelic speaker, FilmG can provide support with translators and Gaelic speaking actors through our TalantG scheme. Films can be entered online via the FilmG website where you can view previously entered films. The competition closes on the 6 January 2011.

This year’s theme is ‘Air an Stairsich’ (on the Threshold).