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Goodbye to Noé Mendelle and Hello to New Director

Goodbye to Noé Mendelle and Hello to New Director

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Bridging The Gap ‘Tomorrow’ World Premiere at EIFF

Bridging the Gap heads for world premiere at EIFF.

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SDI is seeking a documentary passionate, digitally savvy, strategic and creative thinker for SDI’s communications and marketing.

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Huge Success for Stories in Pakistan

Celebrations in Islamabad

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A Masterclass with Mike Lerner

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 […]

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SCREENING & live Q&A – CPH:DOX Opening Film: 1989

We are delighted to be hosting a screening of '1989' in Edinburgh College of Art. A new documentary from the director of Burma VJ.

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Being Human Festival: Visualising Voices

‘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.

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GSFF: Kevin B Lee – Desktop Documentary workshop

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 to claim free ticket.

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