We regularly invite UK and international filmmakers and speakers to talk about documentary and their craft. Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear about upcoming events. Many events are recorded and you can watch highlights from our masterclasses online.
Filmhouse and Scottish Documentary Intitute are happy to present a free cryptography workshop for emerging and established filmmakers, journalists and students!
This CryptoCLASS workshop is free but places are limited. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and a brief note about yourself and your reasons for attending the workshop.
We are proud to be presenting a workshop with Kevin B. Lee at Glasgow Short Film Festival this year.
We have a limited amount of free tickets available (normally £6).
Please email email@example.com to claim free ticket.
Two new shorts from our own Bridging the Gap short film scheme, Directed by Tweedie (Duncan Cowles) & Cailleach (Rosie Reed-Hillman) will be screening on Thursday 12th March at 9:15pm at CCA Glasgow as part of the Scottish Competition.
‘Visualising Voices’ ‘Visualising Voices’ is an evening panel discussion chaired by Roanne Dodds at the National Museum of Scotland which will examine how documentary filmmaking can help people with serious, often terminal illnesses find their own voices and make them heard.
We are delighted to be hosting a screening of ‘1989’ in Edinburgh College of Art.
A new documentary from the director of Burma VJ.
We are delighted to welcome Oscar nominated producer Mike Lerner to Edinburgh for a Scottish Documentary Institute masterclass. Mike will share his experience of producing highly successful documentaries such as The Square, Hell and Back Again, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (and many many more). How do you get these …
We are delighted to be hosting two filmmaker masterclasses this year in association with TakeOneAction Film Festival. Both masterclasses are completely free to attend. ARASH T. RIAHI DIRECTOR OF EVERYDAY REBELLION GLASGOW SAT 20 SEP, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) RSVP Everyday Rebellion (screening times at …
In association with the Cameo Cinema we are delighted to be hosting a screening and Q&A of the Sundance winning documentary RETURN TO HOMS. Director Talal Derki and producer Orwa Nyrabia will be in attendance as part of their UK theatrical tour of the film. The Q&A will be hosted by …
SDI/documentary events at EIFF: With the 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival kicking off this month, and the exciting programme now on release, we thought we would take the opportunity to list some of the events we are involved in at this year’s festival. We have our annual Edinburgh Pitch, …
Don’t miss out on the only international documentary pitching forum in Scotland and a great networking opportunity! Now in its 8th year, The Edinburgh Pitch is running alongside the Edinburgh International Film Festival (18-29 June). Independent filmmakers and companies developing and raising finance for creative feature documentaries will pitch their …
Join us for a screening of David Graham Scott‘s latest feature documentary Iboga Nights. After the screening David will be present to answer all your questions, and talk about his process with an extended Q&A. Iboga Nights (a followup to David’s earlier film, Detox or Die) explores the effectiveness of the psychedelic plant …
Join us for a discussion with award winning filmmaking Jessica Oreck at Edinburgh College of Art. Jessica makes projects large and small that instill a sense of wonder and invite viewers to question their relationship with the natural world. Her award-winning first feature-length documentary, Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo, premiered at SXSW, played …
- Date: 31 January 2014
Join our own Scottish-BAFTA-winning Emma Davie for a screening of her feature documentary I Am Breathing at Edinburgh College of Art. After the screening, Emma will talk about the making of the film and be ready to answer any of your questions. Anyone welcome! FREE but places are limited so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org …
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- Date: 24 January 2014
Dutch director Aliona van der Horst has directed four international-award-winning documentaries. Her unique point of view is something that haunts audiences long after they’ve viewed her work. Beautifully crafting films that have been compared to the likes of Werner Herzog and Terrence Malick. Her most recent film Water Children is …
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- Date: 22 February 2013
Want to know more about storytelling, narrative strategies and film structure?
Join us for a masterclass with Arash T. Riahi, award-winning writer, director and producer specialised in fictional and non-fictional dramaturgy. Friday 22 February (2:30-5:30pm)
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- NAE PASARAN - Kickstarter CampaignWe’re just over half way through our very first Kickstarter campaign for feature-length documentary Nae Pasaran. The film began life as a Bridging the Gap in 2013, directed by Felipe Bustos Sierra and screened to great acclaim in festivals worldwide. Ultimately, it opened the doors to a much bigger story, one that takes us from Scotland to […]
- Libyan Stories: What’s up at the border today?Throughout 2014 we’ve been working with sixteen graduates from the Tripoli Art Academy to produce 4 x 3’ and 4 x 10’ films for our latest set of short stories, this time from Tripoli, Libya. The core idea of the workshop was to introduce young filmmakers to a new form of storytelling that is less […]
- Tea Time at IDFAThis week IDFA announced that Maite Alberdi received The Alliance of Women Film Journalists' EDA Award for Best Female-Directed Documentary for Tea Time (Chile). Noe Mendelle, director of Scottish Documentary Institute, has just arrived back from Amsterdam and writes about the film and why it deserves every bit of praise it receives. Maite and her producer […]
- The Look of SilenceNoé Mendelle, director of Scottish Documentary Institute recently attended CPH:DOX for the first time. Here she writes about 'The Look of Silence,' the much anticipated follow up to Joshua Oppenheimer's Oscar-nominated feature, 'The Act of Killing.' This time, with an equally compelling and devastating narrative, we hear from the victims instead of the victors of […]