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Scottish Documentary Institute: Bridging the Gap



Fund status: Closed
Amount: Up to £10,000
Who they fund: Individuals, Organisations
Funding category: Arts/Culture

Bridging the Gap is one of the leading documentary new talent initiatives in the UK, offering intensive training and commission opportunities to emerging filmmakers. The programme helps the filmmakers to develop their 10-minute documentary projects and allows them the chance to work closely with industry professionals and SDI over a period of nine months.


Up to 12 ideas will be short-listed on the basis of the proposal and supporting visual materials. In the following weeks they will be developed and honed further through workshops run by international filmmakers and leading industry professionals. The 12 projects will then be pitched to a panel of experts, who will commission the final films.

Following the selection process up to five projects will then be commissioned with the possibility of a cash budget of £8K each (plus in-kind production and distribution support) and further hands-on training, right the way through the editing period. The films are geared for distribution in cinemas and festivals and will receive a world premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival.



How to apply

Contact Scottish Documentary Institute: Bridging the Gap using the details below

Phone number:
0131 651 5760

Email address:

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