About FilmG Open

We’re switching things up a wee bit for the tenth ever FilmG – watch this space!

FilmG is suitable for beginners, students and media professionals and we hope to have a range of prizes available to entice each of these groups in this landmark year of the competition.

Last year's vast list of awards can be seen here:

People's Choice

The film which gains most public votes. Social media sharing is key to be in with a chance of bagging this prize!

Prize: £100 Voucher

Best Drama Short

The most imaginative and original drama short which is well directed, offers convincing acting performances and good production values.

Prize: Filming equipment to the value of £1,000

Best Documentary

A moving and engaging story, featuring strong Gaelic-speaking contributors which offers a new perspective on a topic, person, event or story.

Prize: Work placement with a production company based in the Highlands and Islands, supported by HIE

Best Comedy

The film which combines Gaelic dialogue and moving image in the most comical and humorous way.

Prize: Filming equipment to the value of £1,000

Best Community Film

An original, entertaining and watchable film, made by a community group or about a specific community with strong spoken Gaelic content.

Prize: £1,000 to go towards a community event or equipment

Best Animation

The animated short which best combines a good story with effective use of Gaelic dialogue and is visually engaging.

Prize: Filming equipment to the value of £1,000

Best Mobile Short

A fun and engaging film shot on a mobile device.

Prize: £200 Voucher & work experience with BBC The Social

Best Performance

The performer who draws in the audience in an exceptional way, and delivers their role in a convincing and engaging manner.

Prize: £200 Voucher

Best Script

The most engaging and convincing script, from any genre, which could be developed into a film.

Prize: Shadowing script team on a Scottish Drama production