As many of you will know, I travelled up to Inverness last week with the filmmaking group I run to attend the FilmG Awards Ceremony. We were absolutely delighted to win not only the Best Prouction category, but also the People’s Choice Award. The latter award was conducted via online voting and we were in competition with not only all the other Young People’s films, but were also competing against all the Adult entries – a HUGE thanks to everyone who voted for the film.
The event also motivated and inspired the pupils to continue to make films and really boosted their self-confidence and belief. I am extremely proud of them all, not only for what they have achieved but also for how they conducted themselves.
Whilst away, we also had the fortune to visit the media facilities at Sabhal Mor Ostaig. At this college they run a Media course and have some of the most amazing facilities that I have ever seen for an educational establishment – a full working studio, professional production room, sound booth, dressing rooms, and post-production suite. Many thanks to the staff who showed us round – once again, this visit inspired the pupils and showed them what they could potentially be a part of.
A terrific time was had by all and we’re already looking forward to when FilmG announce this year’s competition!
Once again, well done to all the pupils who were involved in the project – you’ve made a dream come true for me and I am very proud of you all!
A couple of links about Islay High School’s triumph:
For Argyll website
Armin Grewe’s Islay Blog