Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Staffin Primary School earned two awards at this year's FilmG ceremony.

The Primary School won the Best Youth Group film and the People’s Choice Prize for their comedic look at the different types of Mòd parent, from the scatty to the ultra-competitive, in their film, Mòd Màiri!

The FilmG team stated: "They really gathered the support of their community with lots of social media activity to win the highest number of public votes."

In the open category, Lana Pheutan of Portree triumphed with her film Sòlas, winning Best Drama as well as lead actress, Màiri MacLennan, winning Best Performance. The emotional drama about domestic abuse was Lana’s first short film project since graduating with First Class Honours in Acting for Stage and Screen from Edinburgh Napier University.

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig was also well represented by staff member and actor Kenny Lindsay who won Best Script, for Na Mèirlich (The Thieves), and first year student Eilidh Johnson who won two exciting placement prizes for her stop-motion animation Glaiste (Locked in) which looks at mental health. Eilidh will get to spend time shadowing the team at BBC The Social as the winner of Best Mobile Short, as well as at a production company in the highlands and islands as HIE’s Most Promising Young Director.

Image 1: Bun-sgoil Stafainn's Ellie, Willow and Holly with delighted teacher, Miss NicLeoid.

Image 2: Lana Pheutan of Portree celebrating with her Best Drama win.

Image 3: Sabhal Mor Ostaig's first year student, Eilidh Johnson, winner of Best Mobile Short and HIE's Most Promising New Director.

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