Consultancies – At SDI we are dedicated to supporting fellow filmmakers and their projects. If you have the passion and commitment to tell powerful stories in an innovative way then we want to help develop your idea by sharing our expertise and contacts with you.

Throughout the year we can offer professional consultancies to Scotland-based filmmakers and for projects (shorts and features) in development, production or distribution. Our consultants include SDI core team members as well as first rate UK based and international external advisors.

The nature of the consultancy will depend very much on your project and how we best feel we can support you at the stage you are at. This can come in the form of a one-on-one session by offering advice on pitching and suggesting funding opportunities; we may be able to facilitate introductions to industry contacts who can help, or we may form a direct collaboration between SDI and your project. Apply for a consultancy to open up a dialogue with us, receive support, and obtain knowledge from successful practitioners.

Consultancies will be held every two months. See below for the next application deadline.

There will be a deadline for you to get the application form to us a week before each Consultancy session.

Forthcoming Consultancy sessions will be held from the week commencing Monday 17th September 2018.

Next deadline for applications – Friday 8th September


The more we know about your project and the stage you are currently at, the better we are able to assess how we can be most helpful to you. Please complete our onlineĀ submission form, giving us as much detail as possible about your idea and where you are at in the development process and telling us the type of support you feel you could most benefit from.

Applications Now Open

Deadlines for applications are every two months - next deadline is Friday 8th September


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