FilmG countdown

A scene inspired by the theme 'On the Threshold'.
A scene inspired by the theme 'On the Threshold'.

There is now only one month to go until the closing date of FilmG, MG ALBA’s Gaelic shorts film competition, but that’s still plenty of time to make a short film according to competition organisers.

This year FilmG is expecting to receive more films than ever, especially in 12-17 category, where the FilmG workshop team has been visiting schools throughout the country helping classes make their films.

Last year the competition attracted 71 entries with 34 in the adult competition and 37 in the 12-17 category.

The films being entered by schools are full of murder, mystery, suspense and as always a touch of comedy.

This year, more entries are also expected in the ‘best student film’ award, where many budding film makers have been inspired by the ‘On the Threshold’ theme plus the fantastic prize of one month’s work experience with a production company.

Community groups are also encouraged to get involved with a £1,000 prize for the winning entry in the ‘best community film’ award. Uist Drama Group is one group which has been encouraged by FilmG to swap stage for screen to make a short entry for this year’s competition.

The films promise to be as high a standard as ever and all will be available to view online once the competition closes.

The winning films will be announced at the FilmG Awards ceremony which will held at the Fruitmarket in Glasgow on March 9th.

To be in with a chance of winning some great prizes, as well as being able to attend the fabulous awards ceremony, all you need to do is make a 3-5 minute short film in Gaelic and enter it via: by January 6th.