Primary and secondary school pupils were asked to create animations on their mobile devices over the school holidays and there was a staggering 25 entries from across the country.

FilmG Project Officer, Eilidh Rankin said: “I had the privilege of watching the entries as they came in, and was so impressed by the creativity and skill shown by the young filmmakers who ranged in age from as young as 3, to 14. The judges had no easy task!”

The winner of the secondary school category was Gairloch High School pupil Ruairidh with his film ‘An Aisling’ (The Dream). This was a follow-up to his hilarious animation that took home the animation category prize at the FilmG awards back in February. He is pictured here with his numerous prizes as well as competition judges, Caitlin Ferguson and Hannah McKirdy.

It was a trio of boys from Edinburgh that won the prize for primary schools with their hilarious animation ‘Cò ‘Ghoid an Duff?’ (Who stole the clootie Dumpling?). Brothers Seumas and Alasdair along with their friend Hamish are all pupils at Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce. The standard was so high in the primary school competition that a second and third prize were also awarded. Second prize went to Anndra from Gairloch Primary school with his film ‘Cha tig Saorsa gun Chunnart’ (Freedom won’t come without danger), and third went to sister and brother duo Maeve and Lachlan, both pupils at Farr Primary school, for their film ‘Caise’ (Cheese).

To see all the animations visit the FilmG Alba vimeo or facebook pages. The main FilmG competition is now in full swing and any budding young filmmakers should click here for more details on competition categories and prizes, this year’s deadline is 8 December.