Right Here is a talent initiative run in association with Screen Scotland and BBC that offers Scotland-based filmmakers a unique opportunity to create a 30-minute creative documentary for broadcast on BBC. The initiative is for two years, giving the opportunity to six filmmakers be aired on BBC Scotland.
For the first round of commissions, we are looking for 3 directors who seek to explore the rich diversity of Scottish identity through character-driven stories and beautiful imagery. This is a unique opportunity for emerging directors to take risks on form and content.
Initially, 8 – 12 projects will be pre-selected. The directors will learn to hone their skills and deliver their vision through bespoke individual consultancies. Among these projects, three will be fully commissioned (£22K – £27K), produced by SDI, and broadcast on BBC Scotland in 2020.
This session will be held in the form of indvidual Skype online surgeries. It will explain the aims of Right Here and provide tips on how to improve your chances of being selected. We would like to take this opportunity to prepare and inspire the best filmmakers to take part in this scheme. Open to filmmakers who have directed at least 2 short films broadcast or publicly screened in festivals, individual Skype sessions will take place on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July depending on availability.
To book a Skype session, please sign up below.
This session will offer participants:
– an overview of the initiative and its aims
– tips on how to improve their chances of being selected
– an opportunity to informally pitch their idea(s) and receive feedback
Scottish Documentary Institute is committed to offering clear and accessible application processes open to everyone. On request this information is available in alternative formats. We offer access support to disabled applicants, tailored to individual requests and our team can offer advice to new applicants and support them to make an application.
Application, pre-selection, and participation in Right Here are free.
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