June is shaping up to be a BIG month for us at SDI! This year at the 72nd edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival we have not one but TWO UK Premieres for our new feature films, the World Premiere of this year’s Bridging the Gap shorts and our annual Edinburgh Pitch! Becoming Animal […]
Observer tickets now on sale! Discover exciting new documentary projects.
Emma Davie and Peter Mettler's subversive new nature doc headed to major film fests!
Finlay Pretsell’s feature documentary TIME TRIAL to be released this Summer!
Bridging the Gap celebrates its 15th year! Every year we commission up to 6 new filmmakers from all over Scotland, and the UK to make short documentaries on a range of topics. This specially curated collection for Hidden Door Festival. showcases the freshest talent from these shores.
Don’t miss out on the only international documentary pitching forum in Scotland and a great networking opportunity! Now in its 12th year, The Edinburgh Pitch is running alongside the Edinburgh International Film Festival (20 June-1 July). Independent filmmakers and companies developing and raising finance for creative feature documentaries will pitch their project in front of […]
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.
This is the final instalment of our guest blog from filmmaker Karen Guthrie, we hope you've found it enlightening! The self-distribution journey can be a challenging one but as Karen has pointed out the opportunities it affords can take you places you never expected. If more people taking distribution into their own hands means more great documentaries like The Closer We Get out there it can only be a good thing!
In the penultimate instalment of the guest blog Karen Guthrie recalls her experiences of taking The Closer We Get to audiences far and wide. The preparation, the travel, the money (or lack thereof) and the unexpected moments that make it all worth while!
In the second instalment of the blog Karen discusses the highs and lows she traversed after her film, The Closer We Get, moved on from the festival circuit. From distribution woes to the surprising benefits of crowdfunding Karen has great advice for all you indie doc-makers out there!
Karen Guthrie’s The Closer We Get won Best International Feature Documentary at Hot Docs in 2015. Karen is writing this blog for SDI to provide an insight into elements of her filmmaking practice. However, it’s not the artistic side of things that this blog will focus on, but the arguably less glamorous, murky world of outreach and distribution. In this first edition of the blog, Karen describes how she was thrown, ill-prepared into that world, after she received an unexpected international phone call....
Can’t wait to check out the Venue!
Congrats to Phoebe and the team for their win with Hold! It is one of our Bridging the Gap: Rebellion films from 20…