|6 November 2015|

Filmmakers are being encouraged to use their mobile devices for MG ALBA’s Gaelic short film competition, FilmG.

Entrants are being encouraged to use their mobile phones to generate Gaelic content, particularly teens.

Floraidh Forrest, FilmG project manager said:“More and more people use smart phones in their daily lives to take photos and videos and post to on social media, we want to encourage teenagers in particular to make digital content in Gaelic. We need to try and engage with this younger generation and connect with them using the tools that they use, hopefully the £500 prize will be the incentive they need.”

She added: “Writing is at the heart of all good programming and we need to make sure that we are both uncovering and developing new writing talent to help secure the future of Gaelic broadcasting. We are looking for creativity, good storytelling skills and for participants to be as inventive as possible”

The closing date for entries is Wednesday16 December 2015.

For more details visit the FilmG website.