Gillespie's pupils set for star role in film awards

posted 2 Feb 2009, 05:36 by South Edinburgh Net Admin
Pupils at James Gillespie's High School are in the running to achieve a national film award.

Third, fourth and fifth-year pupils at the school are up for four top awards in FilmG – MG ALBA's innovative Gaelic online digital shorts competition.

The aim of the competition is to uncover creative talent for the new Gaelic television channel, BBC ALBA, in which MG ALBA is a partner.

The school's entries have been shortlisted in the Young People Award category under best production – for which they have two entries – best performance and best film. Rachel Sandilands, the school's Gaelic teacher, has also had her entry shortlisted.

Pupil Hannah MacLeod said: "It was hard work making the short films, but being able to put your creative mind to the test was a lot of fun and we are really pleased that we caught the eye of the judges.

"The project has made us think about maybe working in the Gaelic media industry in the future."

Donald Campbell, chief executive of MG ALBA, added: "I wish everyone involved from James Gillespie's High School all the very best on the night."

The winners will be announced at the FilmG awards ceremony in the Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, on Friday.

Source: Edinburgh Evening News