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Gaelic Films to be screened at Glasgow Short Film Festival

To celebrate the tenth year of FilmG, a screening of the best films from the last ten years will take place at the CCA at 1.15 on Saturday 17 March as part of this year’s Glasgow Short Film Festival.

The festival, which is the largest short film festival in Scotland, champions new film talent by providing an annual showcase for Scottish and international filmmakers. This year for the first time the Gaelic talent uncovered through the FilmG competition will be showcased.

Films spanning the ten years will be screened including Uisdean Murray’s international award winning short ‘Siubhlachan’ (Traveller) from 2008 which at the time was included in film festivals in Switzerland, Turkey and even South Korea to name but a few.

Also included in the showcase and entered into Thursday evening’s GSFF Scottish Competition, is the winner of this year’s FilmG Best Industry Director, John Murdo MacAulay and his film ‘Mar a thachair do dh’ fhear a sgur a dhol dhan eaglais’ (The man who stopped going to church).

This poignant tale of a godly young man, disillusioned in the wake of a betrayal of trust, also took home the award for the ‘Best Drama Short’ at this year’s FilmG Awards back in February.

John Murdo MacAulay said:

“I’m delighted that my latest short film will be screened twice at the festival. I’m particularly excited to have the opportunity to be part of the line-up for the Scottish Competition on Thursday evening. What a fantastic opportunity to get my work seen by a wider audience.”

Glasgow Short Film Festival director Matt Lloyd said:

“FilmG has been nurturing grassroots Gaelic filmmaking for ten years now. This is vital work in generating a snowball effect – a Gaelic film community that grows in numbers and ambition year by year. 

“The selection of films in this showcase represents the diversity of form and storytelling across ten years of FilmG.

“We’re delighted to be including this work in our programme, as well as John Murdo MacAulay’s ‘Mar a Thachair do Dh’ Fhear a Sgur a Dhol Dhan Eaglais (The Man Who Stopped Going to Church) in the Scottish competition and Jenny Forbes’ ‘Obair Là’ (A Working Day) in the opening screening of the festival.”

Both Uisdean Murray and John Murdo MacAulay will take part in a bilingual discussion after Saturday’s screening along with filmmaker’s Domhnall Eòghainn MacKinnon and Elly Welch.

Tickets for all the events are available via tha Glasgow Short Film Festival website.