We are pleased to announce the list of Scottish-based talent heading to this year’s in-person IDFA. Congratulations to everyone, we are sure the festival will be a great chance to network, learn and grow. Alongside the delegates, we have the following SDI produced films selected: Screenings: The Dutch-Scottish co-production, The Prince of Muck, produced by Grant […]
The wait is finally over! After a long deliberation process, we announce the selected participants of Bridging the Gap 2021.
Chris Prescott discusses making 'Farewell to Adventure'
Join us in conversation with filmmaker Ling Lee and Bradley
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 films off the ground? How […]
We are delighted to be hosting a screening of '1989' in Edinburgh College of Art. A new documentary from the director of Burma VJ.
‘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 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.
With this blog we want to share our reflections and questions about creative documentary practice. We will invite guest bloggers from time to time and really welcome comments on our articles.
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!
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SHORTLISTED: Congratulations to The Bayview - on the list of short films!
You are needed! What is the true cost of documentary making across today’s fast changing world? Filmmakers, please…