Delegations offer an opportunity to take Scotland-based producers and filmmakers to the core of the international documentary scene and some of its most prominent festivals, thanks to the support of Creative Scotland.

Applications are NOW CLOSED for established Scotland-based producers and filmmakers with a feature project (in development, production, post-production or distribution) with confirmed funding from Creative Scotland or other key UK or international funder and wishing to attend Hot Docs 2019 as funded delegates.

Hot Docs is North America’s largest documentary festival offering a selection of over 200 films from Canada and around the world. Its industry conference and market offers professional development, networking and business opportunities to filmmakers and industry professionals at all levels of experience. Hot Docs will run from 25 April-5 May 2019 in Toronto, Canada.

Courtesy of Creative Scotland, we will have up to 6 bursaries available for Scotland-based producers and filmmakers to cover travel, accommodation and accreditation costs.

Delegations applications for Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 will open soon.

For any further questions, please contact us on

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. 


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