10 years… We cannot quite believe it’s been that long! Beautiful, powerful and very successful films were made, long-lasting collaborations with ambitious and promising filmmakers were initiated, screenings all over the world were organised…
To celebrate this 10th anniversary, watch most of the films from Bridging the Gap previous editions and join us at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival for the premiere of the four brand news films from Bridging the Gap 10!
BUFFALO DREAMS (directed by Maurice O’Brien)
Buffalo are a powerful symbol of American culture, roaming through plains and imaginations. They certainly made a lifelong impression on Scott Shand, Scotland’s only commercial buffalo farmer. But now the future of his herd is in question, so can his crazy dream flourish when faced with some harsh realities?
INORGANICA (directed by Valerie Mellon)
A Glasgow scientist is trying to create a totally new type of life in the lab. It’s evolving from rocks and metals. Everyone tells him it’s impossible. But he’s determined to try. If he succeeds, he’ll also have answered one of life’s biggest questions: Where did we come from?
NAE PASARAN (directed by Felipe Bustos Sierra)
In a small Scottish town in 1974, factory workers refuse to carry out repairs on warplane engines in an act of solidarity against the violent military coup in Chile. Four years pass then the engines mysteriously disappear in the middle of the night.
Forty years later they re-unite to look back on what was gained and what was lost.
SWALLOW (directed by Genevieve Bicknell)
A short film about the power that food holds…
Bridging the Gap is one of the leading documentary new talent initiatives for cinema and broadcast in the UK. Consistently picking up awards, BAFTA’s, special mentions and festival screenings in over 40 countries world-wide, it offers a creative training programme alongside production.
Bridging the Gap is part of our Docscene season of masterclasses and workshops supported by Creative Scotland and the Edinburgh College of Art (University of Edinburgh).