SDI is encouraging year-round submissions of Scottish documentary projects in development (shorts and features) to our Docscene project pool.
From the submissions a number of suitable proposals will be selected to go into a development / consultation process whereby the filmmaker will be advised on synopsis/proposal, full treatment, trailer, story development, financing strategy, budgeting, rough-cut (if available), festival strategy (for completed projects or rough-cut stage), online marketing/financing strategy.
The idea is that projects and filmmakers can be steered towards forthcoming training programmes or other funding opportunities, depending on theme and scope: (Interdoc, The Edinburgh Pitch….) and prepared for other submissions to funders, meet markets or pitching forums. The aim is to improve quality of project development and increase the talent pool.
Advising on project submissions on a rolling basis means SDI can encourage more high quality projects year round, facilitate introductions and financing, identify gaps of training and knowledge in order to enhance training provision to Scottish filmmakers and producers of documentary in the long term.