This year our acclaimed initiative Bridging the Gap is open to emerging filmmakers, not just in Scotland but across the UK. We are really excited that this opens up the opportunity for even more directors to get involved to develop and pitch us their short films for a commission.
In addition to Creative Scotland and the University of Edinburgh, regular supporters of the initiative, Creative Skillset‘s support this year enables us to offer our intensive Bridging the Gap training period to any emerging documentary talent in the UK.
We are also delighted to work in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen, Ffilm Cymru Wales and Creative England to offer any filmmaker from these nations and regions production budgets.
And last but not least, we are thrilled to collaborate with Nowness, who will be on our commissioning panel with the intention to distribute one of this year’s commissioned projects on their curated online platform.
Films produced to date through Bridging the Gap have enabled filmmakers to take successful first steps in the industry, picking up awards, BAFTAs, special mentions and festival screenings. We are really looking forward to engaging with filmmakers we have not yet met, and can’t wait to see how applicants from across the country respond to this year’s theme: REBELLION.