Short and ‘sweet’ Gaelic film spells success for Edinburgh creator in FilmG mini-competition 03 November 2022
The winner of Gaelic micro-film competition ‘10 Seconds of Yellow’ has been announced as part of the FilmG short film festival of events.
Euan MacDonald, 21, from Edinburgh, secured himself the prize of a 360 camera worth £400 with his ten-second film, centred around this year’s competition theme – ‘buidhe’ (yellow).
The winning film was chosen by Gaelic TV personality Phil MacHugh, co-star of new BBC Scotland series ‘Scottish Fling’ in which he and actor Martin Compston undertake a grand tour of Scotland.
MacHugh joined the FilmG team for an afternoon at the Royal National Mòd in Perth to adjudicate the mini-competition and announce the winner.
FilmG Project Manager Murdo MacSween said: “FilmG is all about creativity and we definitely saw that shine through with every entry for this year’s 10 seconds of Yellow competition.
“Euan won with his striking entry and we can’t wait to see how he might use his new 360 camera to make a creative short film for the FilmG competition itself.”
FilmG – the Gaelic short film competition first established in 2008 – launched its annual competition in September, with the aim of finding, supporting and developing the future Gaelic stars of the media industry in Scotland.
The FilmG competition is aimed at both those under 18 (Youth) and those over 18 (Open), with 17 distinct categories in total, and this year filmmakers will be celebrated for their originality, creativity and for taking initiative.
There are new and revamped categories this year, including the new Rising Star (Youth) and Industry (Open) awards, aimed at finding the next big thing in media, and there are the Production Design (Youth) and Creativity (Open) awards which could reward those who make films that follow the theme of Yellow (Buidhe).
The rules are published on the FilmG website, but it is simple – create a Gaelic film, keep the duration under five minutes, and get it in before the deadline (9 December 2022).