Young film-mak­ers are the stars

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SCOT­TISH stars turned out in Glas­gow on Fri­day last week (Fe­bru­ary 17) to present awards at the ninth an­nual Na­tional Gaelic Film cer­e­mony.

FilmG is MG ALBA’s pres­ti­gious Gaelic screen tal­ent awards, which this year at­tracted a record num­ber of en­tries and was streamed live to au­di­ences around the world.

The cer­e­mony was held at the Old Fruit­mar­ket, Glas­gow, and was hosted by Fiona MacKen­zie, the face of BBC ALBA, and Niall Iain Mac­don­ald, TV and ra­dio pre­sen­ter. Live en­ter­tain­ment on the night was courtesy of four-piece band, INYAL, fresh from per­for­mances at Celtic Con­nec­tions and the High­land An­nual.

Guest pre­sen­ters at the event in­cluded renowned Scot­tish ac­tor Gary Lewis and Lewis MacDougall, the 14-year-old Ed­in­burgh school­boy and star of the new movie, A Mon­ster Calls.

Ac­tor Kevin Guthrie was also in at­ten­dance along­side BBC weather pre­sen­ter Kirsteen Mac­don­ald, who was also hand- ing out a num­ber of awards. The stand- out film in the youth cat­e­gory was Faigh WiFi pro­duced by a group of chil­dren from the Gaelic Drama Sum­mer School (An Sgoil Shamhraidh Dràma) which won Best Film.

Also scoop­ing a top award was Kate Bradley of Ard­na­muchan High School, whose com­men­tary on the women’s shinty Va­lerie Fraser Cup fi­nal won her the new youth sports com­men­tary award ti­tle.

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Pho­to­graph: Alan Pee­bles

Kevin Guthrie , Gary Lewis, Lewis MacDougall and Kirsteen Mac­don­ald at this year’s FilmG awards.

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