A dancing duo from Dundee and an acrostic ensemble from Glasgow are the winning films in the National Library of Scotland's 'One Minute Film' competition.
The competition, in conjunction with the Scottish Youth Film Festival, invited young people to enter films with the title 'What Scotland means to me'.
The winning film in the 12 years and under category, 'From Dancing Dundee', is made by Sen and Lucy as they dance their way around Tayside and provide an insight into their view of Scotland. The 13 years and over category was won by 'St Thomas Aquinas Acrostic Account' where a group of pupils share their thoughts about what Scotland means to them, using individual pieces to camera.
Ann Cameron, Head of the Moving Image and Sound Collections at the National Library said:
'As this is the Scottish Government's Year of Young People, we thought it was a great opportunity to add contemporary young people's perspectives to our moving image collections. We were amazed and entertained by the eclectic range of films we received, and will gladly preserve the top entries in our collections for future generations to enjoy.'
Actor and Patron of the Scottish Youth Film Festival Kevin Guthrie was on the judging panel. He said:
'I was really blown away by the standard and quality of film production on these submissions. The shortlisted films are stunning, with some amazing storytelling. Well done to everyone involved.'
The winners were announced yesterday evening at the National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall. Shortlisted films will be added to the Library's collections and preserved in perpetuity.
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29 November 2018