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SPOOF-OFF AT SABHAL MÒR OSTAIG

Last weekend, students at Scotland’s Gaelic College on the Isle of Skye, took part in a ‘Tarantino Spoofs’ workshop where they recreated scenes from classic movies by acclaimed director, Quintin Tarantino.

Filmmakers and tutors Dòmhnall Eòghainn MacKinnon and Cailean Collier were pipped against each other and tasked with taking classic scenes from Tarantino movies and recreating them in Gaelic but with their own twist. Each had a team of students who were keen to out-do one another and the results are both inspiring and hilarious.

The workshop was organised by the team at FilmG, the Gaelic short film competition, who are keen to get students to enter this year’s competition where a new prize of £1,000 has been introduced for the ‘Best Student Film’. FilmG Project Manager Floraidh Forrest said:

“What an absolutely fantastic weekend we had, it was so exciting to get students to look at the unique way that Tarantino shoots certain scenes. They all learnt loads from the weekend and our two tutors were fantastic. Many of the students weren’t even born when Reservoir Dogs was released so it was great to introduce them to such an inspiring director!”

The spoofs can now be viewed on the FilmG Alba facebook page where the film with the most likes will be announced the winner! The FilmG competition is now open for entries and filmmakers and students are asked to enter short films of any genre that are up to five minutes in length. The closing date for entries is the 8 December 2017 and the competition culminates in a glitzy awards ceremony at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow in February.