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Two New Prize Categories Added to This Year’s Competition

FilmG has announced its prizes for this years’ competition. The two top prizes are £1,500 for the Best Drama Short and £1,500 for Best Documentary Short. Also, for the first time there are awards for Best Community Short and Best International Short.

It is hoped that the prizes, some of the best in the country for a short film competition, will get people involved in film-making. Of particular note is the fantastic £1,000 prize for the Best Community Short that targets grassroots film-making in communities.

The Best International Short will be awarded to the best film in Scottish Gaelic from anyone resident in a country other than Scotland. The winner will receive two tickets to the awards ceremony in March, with travel expenses up to £500. With this prize, FilmG is particularly hoping to capitalize on the growing interest in Gaelic overseas. In previous years short films have been submitted from as far a field as New York, Alaska and Ontario.

In the 12-17 category there is a top prize of £1,000 for Best Film and the Best Performer will spend the day-out on the set of a BBC ALBA programme. If you are interested in entering the competition, all you need to do is make a 3-5 minute short film in Gaelic. The competition closes on the 6 January 2011.