At last, we are able to announce the names of the forthcoming Scottish Delegation at IDFA later this month. Courtesy of Creative Scotland, we were able to distribute ten bursaries for filmmakers to attend the festival, one of the world’s leading documentary film festivals, and we hope the experience will open doors and create many future opportunities for them. One of the delegates, Paul Fegan, will also be having the European Premiere of his SDI exec’d, Grierson Award winning debut feature Where You’re Meant To Be at the festival, please see below for screening times.
Delegates selected for the Creative Scotland bursary are: Grant Keir, Faction North; Victoria Thomas, The Polka Dot Factory; Ruth Reid, GID Films; Wilma Smith, Minehorse Pictures; Felipe Bustos Sierra, Debasers Films; Duncan Cowles, Relative Films; Robbie Fraser, Magic B Films; Maurice O’Brien, MorningTop Films; Scott Calonico, AD&D Productions; Paul Fegan, Better Days Productions.
Other Scottish attendees are: Mary Bell and Adam Dawtrey, Bofa Productions; Genevieve Bicknell; Lorna Ferguson and Aimara Reques, Aconite Productions; Virginia Heath, Faction North; Ben Kempas, Film & Campaign; Samir Mehanovic, Paradiso Films Documentaries; Xose Ramon Rivas, Edinburgh International Film Festival; Tamara van Strijthem, Take One Action Film Festivals; Lucy Wilson, Lucha Productions; Beatrix Wood, Trix Pix; Anthony Baxter, Montrose Pictures; Jane McAllister, Producer/Director.
We also have the following SDI team members attending: Sonja Henrici, Co-Director; Flore Cosquer, Project Manager and Producer; Finlay Pretsell; Distribution Manager and Director. They can all be contacted for meetings at *their first name* @scottishdocinstitute.com
SDI Director Noe Mendelle will also be present as a member of the mid-length competition jury panel.
Where You’re Meant To Be Screening Times
Scottish cult pop raconteur Aidan Moffat, best known for his songs about sex, drugs and male anxiety decides to rewrite his country’s oldest songs. The only thing standing in his way is ageing ballad singer Sheila Stewart. Moffat believes these songs are ripe for re-working. Sheila does not.
Paul Fegan’s debut feature film has received great critical acclaim since it premiered at the Glasgow Film Festival earlier this year. The film has picked up several awards and nominations such as the Grierson Award for Best Newcomer, the Silver Hugo for Best Documentary at the Chicago International Film Festival and is nominated for Best Breakthrough Producer at the BIFA Awards in December.
Friday 18 November – 18:30 – Melkweg-Rabozaal – With live performance from Aidan Moffat and Q&A with Paul and Aidan
Saturday 19 November – 22:45 – Munt 12 – Q&A with Paul and Aidan
Monday 21 November – 15:30 – Tuschinski 4 – Q&A with Paul and Aidan
Wednesday 23 November – 13:15 – Munt 11 – Q&A with Paul
Saturday 26 November – 15:45 – Groninger Forum 4
Sunday 27 November – 12:00 – Munt 10
Delegations offer an opportunity to take Scotland-based producers and filmmakers to the core of the international documentary scene. Whether you are an emerging talent with one of your previous short films having screened in a major film festival or an established producer or filmmaker with a feature project you can apply to join one of the Scottish Delegations.
Thanks to the support of Creative Scotland, we will be offering six passes to Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival (27 April-7 May 2017) and ten passes to Sheffield Documentary Festival, the UK’s Premiere Documentary Festival (9-14 June 2017.) Applications will open in 2017 and full details will be announced on the Delegations page.