FilmG Nomination Success

FilmG have today announced the shortlists for both adult and youth sections. There were 56 entries in the youth section this year and we are delighted that Gairloch High pupils have received eight nominations in seven of the nine categories:

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Briste explores the tough effect of illness, as one family struggles with the right thing to do.

Gairloch HS (Briste):
Best Film

Amy Gudgeon & Cameron MacLennan:
Best Script (Briste)

Sandi MacLean:
Best Performance (Briste)


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Ruaraidh’s animation took many hours to put together and follows a dangerous game of hide and seek.

Ruaraidh Alexander (Falach-fead):
Best Animation
Best Young Filmmaker



Eoin’s documentary, filmed on an iPhone, explored the Mabie Forest on mountain bikes.

Eòin Cumming (Strì ris a’ Chiad Chloich):
Best Gaelic (Fluent Speakers)
Best Young Filmmaker
Best Mobile Short

Mr Cumming, Gaelic teacher, also received a nomination in the Open Awards for his script Às-dèidh a’ Bhathaid.

Making these films required a lot of skill and dedication and performing in front of the camera took a lot of courage. We are very proud of the pupils’ efforts.

FilmG’s press release included the following: ‘Gairloch High School’s emotional drama, ‘Briste’, about the devastating effects of illness on a family captivated the judges not only in the Best Film category but also in the Best Script. The Best Young Filmmaker shortlist is testament to the breadth of young filmmaking talent entering the competition, with not only documentary filmmakers such as Eòin Cumming making the cut, for his mountain biking documentary ‘Strì Ris a’ Chiad Chloich’ but also the emergence of creative young animators, as Ruairidh Alexander is shortlisted for his quirky animated game of Hide & Seek, in Falach-Fead. The winners of each category will be announced at the prestigious FilmG awards ceremony taking place at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow on Friday 17th February.’

Click here to view the short-listed films.

Remember also to vote for our films on the FilmG website – the People’s Choice category is still to be announced.

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