About FilmG Youth

FilmG has uncovered a wealth of talent since its launch in 2008 with a number of young participants going on to enjoy successful media careers. The competition is open to high school classes, independent filmmakers, and primary schools.

HIGH SCHOOLS

We offer 2 day filmmaking workshops to high school Gaelic classes all over Scotland. Learn more about our workshops programme here.

INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS

While we encourage young filmmakers of High School age to go it alone, we can offer support where needed so if you’re making a film of your own and need some advice feel free to drop us a line. 

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

We are unable to offer workshops to primary schools looking to take part in FilmG, but we are at the other end of the phone if you’d like to discuss an idea with us.

We would encourage primary classes looking to enter to reach out to their local community for support.

 

Check out our amazing list of prizes!

Best Film

This award will be for the best overall film in the U12 Youth Category. We are looking for a film of any genre which is imaginative, original, engaging and entertaining. Strong stories and scripts are the foundation of a good film, so we’ll be particularly interested in this as well as how the overall film comes together and connects with the audience.

Prize: TBC

Entry Requirements:

  • Open to all primary schools, youth groups and independent filmmakers under 12 years of age.

  • Must be directed by the children; adults must only facilitate the filmmaking process.

Best Production

Seeing your finished film is a rewarding feeling but the work that goes on behind the scenes can sometimes go overlooked. No longer! The winner of this award will be the film that demonstrates the most innovative use of resources in the production of the film. Attention will be given to specific areas such as: Lighting, Locations, Make-up, Costume, Set Dressing and Props.

Prize: TBC

Entry Requirements:

  • Open to all primary schools, youth groups and independent filmmakers under 12 years of age.

  • Film must be created by the children; adults must only facilitate the filmmaking process.

Best Film by Fluent Speakers

This award will be for the best overall film in 12-17 Youth Category by an individual or group where over half of the children are fluent Gaelic speakers. We are looking for a film of any genre which is imaginative, original, engaging and entertaining. Strong stories and scripts are the foundation of a good film, so we’ll be particularly interested in this as well as how the overall film comes together and connects with the audience. As Gaelic is integral to the competition, we want to see films with convincing delivery of lines from fluent contributors, and rich, idiomatic use of language.

Prize: TBC

Entry Requirements:

  • Open to all high schools, youth groups and independent filmmakers aged 12-17.

  • If fewer than half the children involved in the filmmaking process are fluent speakers, they must be entered for the learner speakers’ award.

Best Film by Learner Speakers

This award will be for the best overall film in 12-17 Youth Category by an individual or group where fewer than half of the children are fluent Gaelic speakers. We are looking for a film of any genre which is imaginative, original, engaging and entertaining. Strong stories and scripts are the foundation of a good film, so we’ll be particularly interested in this as well as how the overall film comes together and connects with the audience. Gaelic learners make up a large portion of overall speakers and many begin their journey in high school. We’d like to reward those who are making a real effort and have a clear understanding of their lines.

Prize: TBC

Entry Requirements:

  • Open to all youth groups/classes and independent filmmakers aged 12-17.

  • Gaelic must be spoken in the film.

  • If over half the children appearing on screen are fluent speakers, they must be entered for the fluent speakers’ award.

Best Performance

FilmG are always looking to uncover new on-screen talent and to recognise exceptional performances. This award is for the individual that delivers their role most convincingly, within the context of the script and themes of the film.

Prize: TBC

Entry Requirements:

  • All Youth entrants age 12-17 will be considered for this award.

  • Must have a Gaelic speaking role in their film.

Best Production

Seeing your finished film is a rewarding feeling but the work that goes on behind the scenes can sometimes go overlooked. No longer! The winner of this award will be the film that demonstrates the most innovative use of resources in the production of the film. Attention will be given to specific areas such as: Lighting, Locations, Make-up, Costume, Set Dressing and Props.

Prize: TBC

Entry Requirements:

  • Open to all high Schools, youth groups, and individuals aged 12-17

  • Must be directed by the children; adults must only facilitate the filmmaking process.

Best Short Short

(Winner to be announced on social media) FilmG is looking for the next generation of fantastic content creators. We want to see the best short film up to 60 seconds in length. Whether it be suitable for TikTok or Instagram Reels or just YouTube, we want to see your best effort.

Prize: TBC

Entry Requirements:

  • Open to all Youth individuals age 12-17

  • Films must be a minute or less in length.

  • Video must not include 3rd party content (copyrighted)

Best Young Filmmaker

We are looking for a film, made by an individual or group of friends without adult support, which is engaging and entertaining. 

Prize: TBC

Entry Requirements:

  • Open to all Youth entrants aged 12-17

  • Must not have had a FilmG workshop support for the film

Best Documentary

We’re looking for a well-researched, and well-crafted documentary film, with a good script and strong contributors, which connects with the viewers.

Prize: TBC

Entry Requirements:

  • Open to all high Schools, youth groups, and independent film makers aged 12-17

  • Must be directed by the young entrant; adults must only facilitate the filmmaking process.

People's Choice Prize

The coveted People’s Choice Prize has seen filmmakers organising great social media campaigns. The film with most votes will win, so voting is key!

Prize: TBC

Entry Requirements:

  • Open to ALL youth and open entries