We're thrilled to announce two new ambassadors to SDI.
Madonna Adib on the development of her latest film, Let My Body Speak.
Details of the filmmakers we'll be working with in the coming months.
We have ten passes for the virtual IDFA Festival 2020.
As complex as the new rules for filmmaking under COVID-19 restrictions can be, one area that deserves particular attention is insurance. We’ll be joined by David Johnstone, Associate Partner at WK Film Insurance, who will provide an overview of the current situation and also address the potential impact of Brexit on filmmakers. Photo by Glen […]
Scottish Documentary Institute (SDI) and Africa in Motion present a documentary filmmaking masterclass from Senegalese-French director Katy Léna Ndiaye. Katy graduated from the Superior Institute for Social and Communication Studies (IHECS) in Brussels, obtaining a Master in Press and Information. She began as a journalist for press organizations in Belgium, before gradually entering the African […]
This year has seen a refresh in the way Screen Scotland approaches film and TV, including the development of a new strategy to support unscripted productions. Join us as we welcome members of the Screen Scotland Unscripted team – Dani Carlaw, Head of Unscripted and Mark Thomas, Screen Officer – to discuss their approach to […]
Whether you’re just getting into filmmaking or have years of experience, it’s never been more important to keep up-to-date on the latest developments and trends taking place within the profession. Flore Cosquer, our Head of Talent Development, will lead a discussion with some special guests on some of the key skills required by today’s documentary […]
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!
🚨Job Alert!🚨 We're hiring a Project and Office Coordinator, a role that's currently online but will eventually b…
RT @SKyasimire: I was the Director of Photography for the "Is Covid Racist" documentary airing tonight on Channel 4 at 9pm. This is a har…
This fantastic opportunity is now open...
Covid-19 and Brexit are two of the biggest issues currently facing filmmakers in Scotland - join our Coffee Morning…