Student Calum MacLean from Inverness, who is about to embark on a course in Gaelic media at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, thoroughly enjoyed his FilmG master-class, being his first ever steps into film-making.

Calum said: “It was great.  It opened my eyes as to how a drama could be shot and what to expect. I’m now looking forward to making my own film.”

The aim of the weekend workshop was to give new film-makers grounding in how to make a three to five minute short production as well as building the participants’ confidence to take on their own projects. Along with providing these new skills, the weekend also gave participants the chance to share their ideas and work in collaboration with each other.


The picture below  shows tutors  Keith Ingram, Helen MacKinnon, Duncan McDonald,Becky Thompson & Stuart Hepburn with the delegates.


About FilmG

FilmG is managed by Cànan Ltd on behalf of MG ALBA. Support is also provided by the Scottish Government, Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

FilmG is MG ALBA’s Gaelic online shorts competition aimed at uncovering new talent and ideas for BBC ALBA. The competition is open to anybody over 12 to make a three to five minute short film in Gaelic.


MG ALBA is the operating name of Seirbheis nam Meadhanan Gàidhlig (Gaelic Media Service). MG ALBA works in partnership with the BBC to deliver BBC ALBA. Find out more about MG ALBA and the partnership at

For more information on FilmG visit or contact the team directly at or 01471 888 508. Alternatively contact Lorna Gardner at Media House on 0141 220 6040 / .