Stop-motion winners announced

FilmG has announced the winners of it’s annual summer stop motion competition. Primary and secondary school pupils were asked to create animations on their mobile devices over the summer holidays. The films were judged by graphic designer Anna Munro and animation graduate Catherine Tinney.

The winner of the lower primary age category for Primary 1-3 was Cailean John Thomson from Camuscross on the Isle of Skye. In his film ‘Bodach na Beinne’ (Old Man of the Hill), Cailean John used fruit, vegetables, Play Doh and lego to tell his story of a Mount Everest rescue.

In the next category for upper primary pupils the winner were two sisters, Maeve and Frankie Macdonald from Glasgow. Their animation, ‘Ugh, ugh, UGH’(Egg, Egg, EGG), uses cut out paper to tell the story of some hens who go for a walk with un-egg-spected consequences!

And finally in the secondary school category, the winner was Elissa Hunter-Dorans from Inverness with her film ‘Turas trom Priobadh na Sùla’ (Journey Through the Blink of my Eye). In this film Elissaa, a Gaelic learner at Milburn Academy, has created a creative and complex stop-motion which takes a look at historical and contemporary subjects through a different lens.

FilmG would like to thank all the young people that took part this year and we look forward to seeing the efforts of young people next year.