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Future success the focus as MG ALBA awards FilmG contract

20 June 2022

MG ALBA is delighted to announce that Stornoway-based media and project management company Astar Media has been awarded a two year contract to deliver Gaelic short film competition, FilmG.

Astar Media will be responsible for strengthening FilmG’s role as an important talent development vehicle, and for increasing its profile as a celebration of the digital content being created by new generations of confident Gaelic speakers.

FilmG has seen many of its participants go on to develop media careers and receive further industry recognition. Since its launch in 2008, the competition has seen over 1000 film entries, generating a significant volume of new and engaging Gaelic content, with a greater focus on creating a digital community in Gaelic.

Each year, the competition culminates in a highly anticipated awards ceremony which is broadcast on BBC ALBA.

The competition had previously been delivered in partnership with Skye-based multi-media company Cànan Graphics Studio (CGS).

Alison Bruce, Brands Communication Manager at MG ALBA said:

“Encouraging and inspiring filmmakers to become involved in the dynamic Gaelic media industry has always been at the heart of FilmG. CGS has made huge strides in fulfilling this aim since the competition’s inception and MG ALBA would like to thank everyone at CGS for growing FilmG to where it is today. We look forward to working with Astar Media to continue to develop and build on the success of the competition among Gaelic speakers of all ages and abilities. Through the tender process, we were particularly impressed by Astar Media’s ambitious outlook and passion for developing the competition with Gaelic language and culture at its heart.”

Budding filmmakers and industry professionals alike are encouraged keep an eye out for more information about how to enter this year’s FilmG15 competition in the coming months.