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Are you looking for a fun-filled project for your pupils or for older children? FilmG is the project for you! Here at FilmG we offer two different workshops for secondary school classes and for school groups to help with planning, workbooks and much more. We offer a half-day script development workshop and a recording and editing workshop over two days.

If you’d like to take part in a script development workshop, you should have a completed draft of the script before the tutor visits your school. These workshops will be run by informed and experienced tutors. If you are a secondary school teacher or are associated with a school and would be interested in a workshop, let us know and we can arrange something for you!

PREVIOUS WINNERS

Below are a couple of previous shortlisted/winners.

Seònaid-Shannon NicIlleathain

Brochan Lom-Hammy Sgìth

PRIZES YOU COULD WIN!

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: £500 towards equipment or training

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 Speaker

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: £500 towards equipment or training

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: £200 voucher

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 be 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. Close attention will be given to specific areas such as: Lighting, Locations, Make-up, Costume, Set Dressing and Props.

Prize: £500 towards equipment or training

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 (Youth)

(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: £250

Entry Requirements:

  • Open to all Youth individual entrants age 12-17.

  • Films must be a minute or less in length.


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

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: £500 towards equipment or training.

Entry Requirements:

  • Open to all Youth entrants aged 12-17.
  • Must not have had a FilmG workshop as 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: £500 towards equipment or training.

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 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: £500 towards equipment or training.

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.

People’s Choice Prize (Youth)

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: £100

Entry Requirements:

  • Open to ALL youth entries.


NEED INSPIRATION?

Completely lost on where to start? Need a bit of encouragement? Why don’t you check out our YouTube channel where you can find all the films from previous years (Yes, ALL of them!) and hopefully you can pick up an idea or two!

HOW TO GET YOUR FILM TO US…

If you are interested in submitting a film or a script into this year’s competition then you’ll find all the information you need on this page HERE

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CONTACT

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

fios@filmg.co.uk

Manaidsear nam pròiseactan – debbie@cgs-skye.com
+44 (0) 1471 888500

FILMG, Cànan Graphics Studio, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Sleat, Isle of Skye
Scotland, IV44 8RQ