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. (www.scottishdocinstitute.com) for the benefit of the wider filmmaking community.
The deadline is the third of next month.
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