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Youth Judging Panel meets this Friday!

On Friday the 23rd January the judging panel for the FilmG Youth Competition will meet at Pacific Quay, the BBC Headquarters in Glasgow to choose the shortlisted and winning films among this year’s entries. With fifty entries in this year’s competition and the quality to a higher standard than ever, our judges have a difficult job ahead of them. But taking up this challenge are:

Catriona Johnston

Catriona is an extremely experienced broadcaster, having both produced and presented many TV and radio programmes over the years. She now holds the post of programme leader for the well-established Sabhal Mòr Ostaig TV course, which has an outstanding record of graduates gaining employment in the industry. Catriona will be able to pick out good creative narratives and judge how well they have been produced.

Linda MacLeod

Linda is fast becoming one of the rising stars of BBC ALBA programmes having presented a number of the channel’s traditional music related programmes, as well as children’s programmes and will soon be back on our screens presenting ‘Air an Rathad’. For her day job she is a Development Officer for An Lochran, the organisation established to develop and promote the Gaelic arts in Glasgow and is also a very talented Gaelic singer. She’ll certainly be able to spot any new talent coming to the fore.

Ramsay MacMahon

Ramsay graduated from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s TV course in 2013 and is now employed as an Assistant Producer with Caledonian TV, where he has worked on a range of Gaelic and English content, including Fuine and Bliadhna Kerry. He’s well -versed in how to put an engaging and convincing story together and will be able to spot the best films this year without a bother!

We’ll be publishing the shortlisted films on our website around the 11 February and the winning films will be announced at the FilmG Awards ceremony at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow on the 27 March. The films will all be available to view online on Wednesday 28 January.