FilmG Shortlisting Success

Last Friday it was announced that the film the pupils made (An Tur) was shortlisted for the category of Best Production in this year’s FilmG competition. The pupils (and myself) are absolutely delighted with the news, especially as this is the first film that they have finished whilst being part of the filmmaking group that I run at Islay High School. It’s been great to view all the films that have been shortlisted for the various categories and it’s a real showcase for Gaelic medium filmmaking. We’ve certainly got some stiff competition in our category!

In order to attend the ceremony in Inverness on February 5th we’ve decided to make it a bit of a road trip. Myself and five members of the group will also be heading up to Skye to visit the media facilties at Sabhal Mor Ostaig, then head to Inverness for the Awards Ceremony, then down to Glasgow to hopefully pop into the BBC (time willing!), and then back to Islay.

Whoever the judges decide who the winner is, this will be a tremendous experience and adventure for the pupils, and will give them a memory that will last forever – they’re definitely looking forward to putting on their best dresses and suits for the event!

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4 thoughts on “FilmG Shortlisting Success

  1. Well done, Andy. You deserve this recognition of all the hard work and committment. Let me know when you’ll be in Glasgow and if you have time I’ll treat everyone to lunch and a visit to Optima.
    Regards,
    Gordon

  2. Thanks very much Gordon, that’s really appreciated and a very generous offer. I don’t know how much time we’ll have in Glasgow but will definitely keep you posted.

    Will pass on your comments to the kids – they’ll be dead chuffed!

    Andy

  3. Fantastic Andy. Pass on my congratulations to the kids and have fun planning your road trip. I’m sure they’ll have a great experience whatever happens. These are the things kids remember about school for the rest of their lives.

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