Today sees the launch of New Voices, our online mentoring programme.
Some familiar names will be joing the Academy.
The first Edinburgh Pitch Online took place last week.
The first Right Here films are currently being broadcast on the BBC Scotland channel.
Bridging the Gap is one of the UK’s most exciting new talent initiatives, offering in-depth story development and short documentary commission opportunities to emerging filmmakers in Scotland. Join the SDI team and previous Bridging the Gap directors Ruth Reid (Night Shift, 2011), better known as the producer of award winning film Scheme Birds, and Chico […]
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Toronto's Hot Docs festival kicks off this week and, as ever, the programme is looking well... HOT! We're delighted to see that lots of exciting Scottish projects have made the cut! From features to shorts to industry events; Scotland is well represented by an eclectic mix of programming. Take a look!
The IDFA 2018 programme is now live and there is so much to dig your teeth into! Here's a quick round up of all the Scottish films that will be screening at the festival.
Heads up! Tickets are already available to book for Guests and Friends and the general ticket sale begins on Thursday November 1st.
Rebecca Day recently attended the Getting Real conference in Los Angeles, run by the folks at the International Documentary Association. It’s a three-day event filled with international filmmakers, inspiring keynotes, presentations, workshops, and vital conversations around the most urgent issues facing the documentary community today.
As in past years, the main focus was the ever-increasing question of sustainability within the industry. This year transparency and creativity were added to the conversation, which made it the perfect environment to launch a much-needed discussion around the more vulnerable aspects of making documentaries. Rebecca went over there to host a panel discussion titled ‘Therapeutic Interventions in Documentaries’. Here she tells us a little more about how her work as a producer is merging with her new focus on mental health in the documentary sphere.
As you may have heard, SDI's latest offering Freedom Fields is to have its World Premiere this Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival!
The film is the first feature from British/Libyan director Naziha Arebi, making it also the first feature documentary made by a Libyan female director!
Here's a quick shout out to all the Arab films making waves and heading to TIFF this week!
RT @DocuFilmFest: Excited to announce a new date for our masterclass with David and Kumut, filmmakers and winners of the 2018 Jury Prize at…
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RT @TheDocSociety: **UK doc filmmakers** join us on Tues 18 August online where we'll be talking creative documentary funding and reaching…
New Voices, the professional development programme from @sdi5050 for women and non-binary filmmakers, closes for ap…