Gaelic film up for three awards at Scottish Baftas

  • 1 November 2007

The Gaelic feature film Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle will battle it out with Hallam Foe and The Last King of Scotland for the best film award at the Scottish Baftas.

It was only weeks ago that the UK Baftas refused to submit the Gaelic film for an Oscar in the foreign language category.

However the film has been recognised by the organisation’s Scottish arm, also receiving a nomination for the best screenplay, while Jamie Bell is up for best actor.

Sophia Myles has already been crowned winner in the best actress category for her performance in Hallam Foe, after she received the only nomination.

Angela Coates was entered for her part in My Life as a Bus Stop, but the panel of some 60 judges did not deem her worthy of the award.

Director of Bafta Scotland, Alison Forsyth said this was a problem for the industry.

‘Somebody should be writing a lot more parts for women.

‘Bafta is an open door. We say come and enter and be judged. Does it reflect the industry? You could say that, but you can’t legislate for art.

‘It has always been the cry of women in arts and culture to say more good parts for women.’

The awards will be announced on November 18 in Glasgow.

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