FilmG’s Eilidh Rankin has been extremely busy over the last couple few weeks visiting colleges and universities across the country telling students about FilmG. As the aim of FilmG is to uncover new talent for BBC ALBA, colleges and universities are potentially a great place to find entrants for the competition, and unearth new talent.
Over the last two weeks Eilidh has spoken to media, drama, music, art and Gaelic students far and wide, visiting Inverness College, Perth College, Aberdeen University, Newbattle Abbey College, Glasgow University, Glasgow Clyde College, Clydebank, the RCS, City of Glasgow College, the University of Edinburgh and Stow College.
Since the competition began there has been a steady increase in the number of students entering the competition and with a prize of £1,000 for the best student film. Entrants don’t have to be Gaelic speakers, they just have to make a Gaelic film, and the use of our bank of Gaelic helpers TàlantG could be the key for budding film-makers to get involved.
Of course, this is not to say there are not plenty of creative and capable Gaelic-speakers around... We saw a wealth of talent at this year's Mòd in Inverness, from singers and musicians thinking of making a music video to teenagers excited to hear about the Best Young Film-maker Award being introduced to this year's competition. Some visitors to the stall were very chuffed to be heading home with some of our eyecatching posters!