The 11th year of Bridging the Gap shorts is now completed!
Last year’s 10th anniversary shorts have all done amazingly well over the past year and we’re all incredibly excited and delighted to see the latest shorts premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014. We’d love you to come and join us to watch the latest four Bridging the Gap shorts on June 19 at 3.45pm. Tickets available here.
TOUCH LIFE (Dir: Leo Bruges, Marcin Knyziak. Prod: Anne Milne)
Agata is living the life of the modern, independent, blind woman when she meets Matt. He is attentive and loving, and now he wants to introduce Agata to his family, three thousand miles away. As she packs for the trip, Agata ponders on what it means to be in a relationship. How can you be sure of your loved one when you’ve never even seen him?
DIRECTED BY TWEEDIE (Dir: Duncan Cowles. Prod: Aisling Ahmed)
Making a film when you’re 87 is less than convenient. As granddad ‘Tweedie’ reluctantly takes up his new role as a filmmaker, we’re invited to examine the difficulties of communication between the generations, whilst exploring that unspoken contract that binds children to their grandparents. Will Tweedie start to see the world differently when looking at things through the lens of his 23year old grandson, or will he simply be wondering what’s for pudding?
CAILLEACH (Dir: Rosie Reed Hillman. Prod: Carol Cooke)
Morag is 86. She lives alone at the end of a track looking out to sea on her croft on the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, with her three cats and twelve sheep. Morag was born in this house and has lived here her whole life, following five generations of the family who came before her. Cailleach is a portrait of Morag and her simple and peaceful life as she contemplates her next chapter, shares her unique sense of independence and the connection she has to her wild island home.
CHAPPIN’ (Dir: Igor Slepov. Prod: Jennifer Stoddart)
Liam McLaughlan is a 17-year-old schoolboy from Glasgow’s Easterhouse estate. He is a passionate voice within the Radical Independence Campaign, determined to improve life for his community. Liam’s political engagement is deeply personal, but also provides a window into the intertwined nature of Scotland’s independence debate.
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).
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