Finalists Announced in National Gaelic Film Competition - FilmG

MG ALBA’s national Gaelic online media shorts competition, FilmG has now announced the short-listed films for this year’s award ceremony which takes place next month at The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow.

Having received a record 76 entries from all over Scotland and beyond, it was a difficult job for the judges to pick out the best in each category. The jury panel comprised BBC ALBA executives and experienced broadcast industry representatives, including Chris Young, producer of hit Brit movie, ‘The Inbetweeners’ and former ‘River City’ actor turned producer/director, Tony Kearney.

The judges were particularly impressed with the entries in the 12-17 categories with producer Morag Stewart commenting: “It was extremely challenging to choose only four films for each shortlist category, especially as there were so many entrants, and having worked with a lot of the schools on media projects, I know how much work would have gone into producing the films. This year’s award ceremony is sure to be an exciting event as each category has some excellent contributions.”

Donald Campbell, chief executive of MG ALBA, said: "We are very excited about this year’s competition having received a record number of entries and a high calibre of short films and imaginative interpretations of this year’s theme ‘On the Threshold ’."

"It is very encouraging that young and old alike embrace this competition from within the Gaelic and non-Gaelic communities both home and abroad, and we would like to encourage as many people as possible to get behind the short-listed finalists by watching the films online.”

All of this year’s FilmG entries and a breakdown of the short-listed films are now available to view on the FilmG website.

The prestigious awards ceremony will take place at The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow on Friday 9 March, where up-and-coming band ‘Donald MacDonald & the Islands’ will provide live entertainment whilst an array of special guests will be there to present awards.