Documentary competition issues call for entries

A SCOTS documentary competition has issued a call for entries.

Bridging the Gap, now in its tenth year, is run by the Scottish Documentary Institute.

Says the SDI: “The short films produced through the initiative to date have enabled their filmmakers to successfully transition between training/graduation and a first step in the industry, picking up awards, BAFTA’s, special mentions and festival screenings in over 45 countries world-wide. A recent production, The Perfect Fit, is currently short-listed for an Oscar ®.”

It adds: “Bridging the Gap will offer ten emerging Scottish-based filmmakers the opportunity to attend a creative training programme in order to develop their ten-minute documentary projects and work closely with the Scottish Documentary Institute and leading filmmakers in the field – previous tutors include Kim Longinotto, Nicholas Phillibert, Nick Broomfield, Phie Ambo.

“Four projects will then be commissioned at an industry pitching session in February, with a cash budget of £8,000 each (plus in-kind post-production and distribution support) and further hands-on training, right the way through the editing period. The films are geared for distribution in cinemas and festivals. ( for the benefit of the wider filmmaking community.

The deadline is the third of next month.

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