Brand new docs showcasing home grown talent (23rd June)
Bridging the Gap is one of the leading documentary new talent initiatives for cinema in the UK, consistently picking up awards, BAFTA’s, special mentions and festival screenings in over 40 countries world-wide. It offers a creative training programme alongside production. This year, six short documentaries were commissioned and the results can be seen on 23rd June at 14:15 at George Square Theatre.
Noe Mendelle, director of Scottish Documentary Institute said: “Once again the new crop of films tackles an eclectic range of Scottish stories on the theme of SHIFT, with the filmmakers juggling creatively with a variety of tones and styles.”
The new films are:
Night Shift by Ruth Reid
Anne Wallace once had a dream to help Glasgow’s working women. Soon after she had a double decker bus, and the Ministry of Salt and Light.
The Perfect Fit by Tali Yankelevich
They might be worn by delicate girls, but ballet shoes are crafted by burly men whose hands tell another story…
Jimmy by Martin Smith
Jimmy McIntosh, MBE, campaigns daily for disabled rights. Nothing can stop him, especially not his own Cerebral Palsy.
The Red Army by Paul Ryan
Two unlikely fans of red squirrels go all the way to decimate the greys.
The Suicide Gap by David R. Cairns
A spate of suicides rocked Dundee in the summer of 2010. A moving encounter with those left behind.
I Can Smell the Cordite by Andy Taylor Smith
One bunker. Two men. Christmas Eve, 1944. Or was it 2011?
Tickets are available from EIFF box office www.edfilmfest.org.uk
Notes to editors:
1. Now in its 8th year, Bridging the Gap is supported by Creative Scotland, BBC Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (via Screen Hi) as well as generous in-kind support from Edinburgh College of Art (eca), home of Scottish Documentary Institute. EM Media kindly supported Nottinghamshire filmmaker Andy Taylor Smith.
2. BBC Scotland is currently selecting films for TX.
3. For more information on SDI or to join the mailing list go go to www.scottishdocinstitute.com
4. Creative Scotland is the new national leader for the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland and plays a lead role in promoting the value and importance of the sector. Creative Scotland invests in talented people and exciting ideas, develops the creative industries and champions Scottish creativity. Working with partners and cultural organisations, Creative Scotland works to ensure that a diversity of audiences, both at home and internationally, enjoy access to the best of Scotland’s creative arts.