Published: 24/03/2014 17:16 - Updated: 24/03/2014 17:26

Award win for young Ullapool filmmakers

Ullapool High School pupils Leah Macleod and Isla Montgomery receive their award from Dr Alasdair Allan MSP.
Ullapool High School pupils Leah Macleod and Isla Montgomery receive their award from Dr Alasdair Allan MSP.

PUPILS from Ullapool High School took home the award for Best Film at the sixth FilmG, National Gaelic Film Awards, in Glasgow.

Their entry Droch-rùn (Bad Intent) which sees a group of friends camping for the night when Flòraidh tries to spook the others but to no avail however, were they wise to ignore her?

School pupils, Leah Macleod and Isla Montgomery, collected the award from Dr Alasdair Allan MSP at the awards event in Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket.

Hosted by BBC Alba’s Fiona MacKenzie and fellow television presenter Niall Iain Macdonald, guest presenters at the event included actor and comedian Greg Hemphill from Still Game, and Glasgow born actor Gary Lewis, whose films include Billy Elliot, Gangs of New York and Not Another Happy Ending with Inverness actress Karen Gillan.

This year’s competition theme was Rùn (Love/Secret/Intention) which inspired an array of ideas for filmmakers in both the 12 to 17 age-group and the adult category, with a total of 76 films being submitted.

"I had a fantastic evening at the FilmG awards ceremony," Hemphill said.

"I attended back in 2009 when it was held in Inverness and amazed to see how it has gone from strength to strength in this time. I’d like to congratulate all the prize winners and I hope that they are able to use FilmG as a springboard into a career in the media."

FilmG judge, Calum Angus MacKay, said he thoroughly enjoyed judging what was on offer this year.

"The variety of films that were produced was great and I’d encourage as many people as possible to watch these films," he added.

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