Lana does the double

FilmG announces the winners of this year’s Gaelic short-film awards

Date posted

12 February 2018


A University student claimed two top honours at the National Gaelic Film Awards.

Lana Pheutan, 21, won Best Performance and Best Student Film for her powerful film ‘Coig Puing a’ Trì’ (Five Point Three) which tells the story of the challenges faced by a transgender woman.

Lana, a fourth year Acting for Stage & Screen student from Skye, also won the People’s Choice award, as voted for by the public on the FilmG website.

The young actor, writer and performer, who played the main character in the short film – which shows a young woman dressing in preparation for ‘coming out’ to her family as transgender and was shot on location in Edinburgh - was honoured at a ceremony at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket.

A film made by Lana with four fellow Edinburgh Napier students also scooped two awards at last year's FilmG ceremony.

It was a star-studded night, with appearances from Greg McHugh, better known as Gary Tank Commander, River City actress and new face of Raven, Aisha Touissant, and Outlander star Grant O’Rourke.

Greg McHugh said: “What a fantastic night I’ve had. Not only has it been a pleasure to watch some fantastic films, and some particularly funny ones in the youth category, but it’s also been great to present the award with Gaelic icon Donnie Dotaman! 

“I’d like to wish them all well, and encourage them to keep making films in Gaelic.”

Iseabail Mactaggart, Director of Strategy and Partnerships at MG ALBA said: “It was a real pleasure, and hugely exciting, to celebrate the fantastic young talent we saw at this year’s FilmG Awards.”

She added: “This year marks ten years of incredible stories being told, and as we look forward to the future, we can be sure the Gaelic filmmaking industry has many reasons to be optimistic.”

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