Your WorldView are offering one lucky filmmaker the opportunity to be funded £1000 for their pitch on the theme of ‘Home’. They are looking for a tweeted pitch of up to 140-characters in length which not only centers around the theme of ‘Home’, but also includes content that is relevant to international or development issues. Each film can only be between 3-5 minutes in length.
Congratulations to the 11 filmmakers who have been short-listed to develop their projects through Bridging the Gap! They have now two months and two intense training workshops ahead of them to get their project ready for the commissioning pitch in early February 2013.
What a year it's been for us at the Scottish Documentary Institute, premiering three features internationally, starting with Maja Borg's Future My Love (93') world premiere at last year's Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) which set it off on a great journey around the world, to more than ten countries so far, and counting.Then […]
In 2006, novelist and blogger Cory Doctorow described how ‘technology giveth and technology taketh’; that for every hopeful revolution brought by our networked world there’s a downside, and for every peril, there’s potential. A nice illustration of the idea: running a search to find the article where I first read this quote gives me page after page of result […]
Yasmin Fedda is a filmmaker, Bridging The Gap alumna, PhD student at Edinburgh College of Art, and organiser of the REEL IRAQ festival beginning on 21 March 2013. On 21 March 2003 a US and UK coalition invaded Iraq, under the premise of freeing it from its then dictator Saddam Hussein. On the same day, I found out I was accepted to do a masters in visual ant […]
Sabine Hellmann is a German-born filmmaker who lives in Edinburgh. Sabine pitched her first feature documentary The Brink of Extinction at Interdoc 2012 together with Adam Barnett who also is an Edinburgh-based filmmaker and editor. After graduating in Germany with a 40-minute documentary on the use of GMO crops, Sabine moved to Scotland for an internship wi […]