Budding filmmakers from the west Highlands are in the running to win top prizes in a national film competition.
The short list for the Gaelic short film competition FilmG has been announced and young filmmakers from Lochaber and Argyll have made the final cut.
An entry submitted by Lochaber High School pupils, entitled An Agallamh – The Interview, which is a powerful film about a school boy who self-harms, has been shortlisted for best film in the youth category.
And Fergus Munro, who plays the main character in the Fort William school’s film, has been shortlisted for best lead actor.
In the running for a new prize, the best independent young filmmaker, is Shannon MacLean, from Tobermory on Mull, who entered her own film without the support of FilmG’s school workshops.
She created a documentary, called Geallaidhean airson nan Gàidheal – A Promise for the Highlanders – in which she gets local people in Mull to give their views on the promises given post referendum.
This year’s FilmG theme, Gealladh – Promise/Vow, inspired an array of new ideas and stories from filmmakers.
And the jury panels selecting the shortlist said this had made the job both exciting and difficult.
Margaret Mary Murray, who was a member of the jury, said: “It was a real pleasure judging some of this year’s FilmG categories and to see the next crop of film-making talent coming through.
“It is extremely important and very encouraging for the future of the Gaelic media industry.
“The films are all very different and cover a wide range of interests.”
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Glasgow next month.