Scotland to be well represented at world-leading documentary festival!
From Bridging the Gap short to award-winning feature!
Nomination nods for Nae Pasaran and Time Trial
Twelve projects selected for our short doc development scheme.
We are delighted to announce Scottish Documentary Institute have teamed up with Hakawati to present this masterclass with filmmaker and artist Steven Eastwood. Steven Eastwood’s two features Island (LFF,Rotterdam 2017/2018) and Buried Land (Tribeca, Moscow and Mumbai Film Festivals in 2010) have screened internationally, and Those who are Jesus was nominated for a Grierson Award back in […]
Scottish Documentary Institute is delighted to co-host this masterclass with Document Film Festival. We’re joined by Sara Fattahi, director of Chaos – the second film in a trilogy that centres the experiences of women and their relationship to conflict, exile and trauma. Fattahi’s first feature length documentary Coma (2015) was granted the Regard Neuf Award for the Best First […]
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.
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!
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!
Don't miss this chance to hear from poet Tony Harrison in person and see his rarely screened film works at the…
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