A FILM featuring a Gaelic rap has made the shortlist for this year’s FilmG competition.

Brochan Lom, written and produced by Glasgow-based Highlander Hammy Sgith, has been nominated across numerous categories in the Gaelic short film contest, including Best Film, Best Performance and Most Promising New Director.

Hammy, 24, did most of his Gaelic learning in an online conversation group started during the first lockdown.

He said: “I’m always thinking of funny things to say in my head and the lyrics for this song are from my own day-to-day observations since last summer. I find it easier to express myself in Gaelic and it’s perfect for rapping because the rhymes depend on the vowels. So it’s easy to make rhymes within the lines.

“Gaelic has a rich poetic history, so many of the words and old phrases are universal and already say so much about life, that’s a great thing to have in your toolbox. I like to weave songs with this golden thread of history.”

The film is just one of an array submitted by talented filmmakers, schools and community groups from across Scotland. The competition, funded by MG ALBA and delivered by Canan Graphics Studio on the Isle of Skye, received 104 entries this year, covering various stories and current events.

Some took this year’s theme of “Eirich/Rise” to heart, while others explored the concept of lockdown.

All shortlisted films are available to watch on the FilmG website, and votes for the People’s Choice category are open until Friday. Visit filmg.co.uk for more.