Eilidh Rankin from the FilmG team is delighted to be spending a few days at the National Mod in Fort William encouraging youngsters to make films and enter this year’s FilmG competition.
For the first time since the project began ten years ago, there will be a specific prize for youth groups of any age. This is a departure from previous years which saw the youth competition open only to teenagers and any primary school children who wanted to make a film entered it into the ‘Community Film’ category. Eilidh said:
“Although teenagers are still our key target audience, it has become clear that there is a real interest in filmmaking from primary school children too. We therefore felt it was time to open up the competition to the younger age group, so I’m happy to be here enthusing young people about FilmG and filmmaking in general.”
Primary school classes or after school clubs of any kind are eligible to enter this category. Their films must be up to five minutes in length and in Gaelic. The deadline for entries is 8 December 2017.