Young film-makers are the stars
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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Kevin Guthrie , Gary Lewis, Lewis MacDougall and Kirsteen Macdonald at this year’s FilmG awards.