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The Modern Gaelic Story: FilmG 16 Explores ‘My Point of View’

26 June 2023

FilmG, the renowned Gaelic short film competition, embarks on its 16th year with its mission to discover Scotland’s future media industry professionals.

The Open and Youth competitions are now live, inviting entrants to explore this year’s theme, ‘Mo Shealladh’ (My Point of View). To participate, simply create a Gaelic film under five minutes and submit it by the December deadline.

Megan Dale, FilmG Project Manager, said, “We want compelling, funny, scary or dramatic stories that represent Gaelic, modern life or any creative interpretation of ‘my point of view’.

“FilmG is the perfect platform – we’ll nurture and develop filmmakers and showcase their skills competitively, shaping the future of Gaelic media.”

Summer events will take place in Inverness, Edinburgh, and more, fostering collaboration among Gaels and attracting both new and returning filmmakers. Later in the year, the team will deliver workshops across Scotland after recently making strides in Canada during Nova Scotia’s Gaelic Month.

FilmG welcomes entries across its 16 categories, offering a range of new and enhanced awards to ensure an exciting and diverse competition. While ‘My Point of View’ may inspire creativity, films of all kinds and subject matters are encouraged to enter, as only two awards are contingent on the theme.

Alison Bruce, Brands Communication Manager for MG ALBA, which owns FilmG, said, “We are delighted to launch the 16th edition of FilmG, and with this revamp, the fresh feel to the competition has us more excited than ever to see this year’s entries.”

To explore the categories, rules and entry requirements, or to connect with the FilmG team, visit