The Scottish Documentary Institute is pleased to launch its new international mentorship scheme, Connecting Stories, run with the support of British Council.

Aiming to support underrepresented creative voices, Connecting Stories is a 9-month programme for documentary filmmakers developing their first or second feature film, from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

It combines seminars exploring various aspects of the industry, including the development and the production of feature films, individual mentorship sessions, and masterclasses with international key players in the current documentary landscape.

Having delivered our Stories workshops over 10 years, working with over 170 participants, from 9 countries, we have developed Connecting Stories as an opportunity to help Stories alumni and others to take their documentary practice to a new level. In the process we will establish and host a peer-network of participants and our international speakers and mentors, bringing documentary filmmakers from across the world, with diverse experience, to share and learn from each other.

Find out more about our 13 selected participants and their mentors here.

Applications are now closed.

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