Islands in Film 18th – 24th May 2020

Do you live on Mull, Iona, Ulva or Gometra?
Could you capture one minute of film that expresses your experience of your home island at this point in time?
It could be the view from your window, your drive to work, your dog splashing in a muddy puddle, it could be a cake rising in the oven, some wild flowers that have just opened up in the last day or two, some biscuits going down a conveyor belt or even a moment from your shopping trip.
Try and film something that you think looks nice and is unlikely to have been filmed by anyone else.

We’re looking to make a film from as many different perspectives on the islands as possible to just capture our reality at this moment in time.

If you want to take part, please choose a moment to film in the week beginning Mon 18th and ending Sunday 24th of May 2020.
Needless to say if you want to film more than one clip you’re more than welcome to do so.

If we use your footage, it may be the whole minute, or it may just be the 20 seconds when the cat falls off  the back of the sofa.

We’re looking from submissions from all ages.

To maximise the possibility of your footage being used in the final film, please follow the guidelines below and try to choose as unique an image as you can.

  • Film from as steady a position as you can.
    • If you can lean your camera / phone on something or have it on a tripod that would be brilliant.  Hand held footage can make a viewer feel a bit sick, so we’d like to avoid the vomiting viewer.
  • Film in Landscape not Portrait
    • If you’re using a phone to film please turn it onto its side rather than having it pointing up / down.
  • Please make sure that no individual clip is longer than one minute.
  • Can you please identify where and when the clip was taken.

Please don’t film anyone without their consent. This is really important.

The final film will be pulled together by Georgia and Alasdair Satchel through our company Struthach Films.  We will make no direct profit from the film and will put a message at the end of the film inviting anyone who has enjoyed it to make a contribution to any of a list of island charities that we’ll provide links to.

Please send your films to:

If you need any advice on how to send your films to us, please feel free to drop us a line and we can give you some tips. is a very effective file transfer system if you need to use it.

Thank you so much for your time!

Happy shooting!

Terms and conditions:

This project will lead to the development of a film, name to be confirmed, which will be referred to as the Final Film.  The Final Film will be a montage of audio visual footage submitted by members of the public edited together by Georgia and Alasdair Satchel.

  • This is a not for profit project with charitable aims.
  • Films submitted must be filmed on Mull, Iona, Ulva or Gometra, on the land, in the skies or on waters surrounding these islands.
  • If submitting drone or aerial footage please comply with legal guidelines when shooting.
  • Do not film someone without their consent.
  • By submitting audio and visual footage to this project you are happy for it to be included in the Final Film, and for this film to be shared on online platforms (such as youtube and vimeo) and potentially screened on broadcast and cinematic mediums.
  • Submission of footage doesn’t automatically mean that it will be included in the Final Film.
    • This is an artistic project in a small community we may get a lot of similar footage.  Lack of inclusion is not a judgement on either the footage or the person who shot it.
  • If you submit footage your name will be automatically included in the credits of the Final Film.  If you don’t want to be named, do please let us know.
  • The editors have final cut on the Final Film.
  • The Final Film will be submitted to Mull Museum, Ross of Mull Historical Centre and the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive.
    • To enable us to do this, please fill in the form we will send you on your submission of footage.