Congratulations to the 4 filmmakers who have been commissioned for this year’s Bridging the Gap! After a whole day of very impressive pitches, it was a tough choice to select the projects that will be made this year.
This summer, Scottish Documentary Institute used downloadable copies of I AM BREATHING for its theatrical Global Screening Day free from digital rights management (DRM) – and with no noticeable piracy or impact. In the first of a series of articles looking at some of the myths, challenges and opportunities around digital distribution, Nic Wistreich questions […]
Benjamin Wigley tells us about his journey from discovering Bridging the Gap to his first feature documentary celebrating master craftsman and fantasy coffin pioneer, Paa Joe – and how we all can help him finish the film. Prior to the Bridging The Gap programme, I had made In Search of the Vissarion, following a Siberian community convinced that their leader […]
Once upon a time, Thierry Garrel was the most wanted man in the documentary world. Not just because being Head of Documentaries at ARTE France meant great budgets and quality audience but because filmmakers felt part of a documentary movement with a vision led by two passionate man, one Thierry at ARTE, the other one Alan Fountain, senior commissioning edito […]
Michael Franklin is a doctoral researcher at the Institute for Capitalising on Creativity and an industry consultant at Film Business Research. He wrote this response to Sonja Henrici's proposal of a 'Triple Bottom Line in Film?' Sonja Henrici started a really interesting debate proposing a Triple Bottom Line in Film (TBL). The concept as I un […]