Thursday, September 11, 2008

Funds for films

We are pleased to announce that Bridging the Gap 6 is now open for
applications, on the theme of 'Future'.

Apply here:

We are looking to develop 12 short documentaries considering the theme
of 'Future' which will be ready to be pitched to a panel of experts on
10 December. The panel will commission 7 projects which will then go
through further training. Confirmed tutors this year include Marc
Isaacs and US story consultant Fernanda Rossi. Delivery of the final
projects will be on 6 April 2009. We are looking for strong visual
ideas with cinematic scope. You can now watch past films on

This scheme is open to all filmmakers based in the UK, and
particularly aims to bridge the gap between training/graduation and a
first broadcast, and those filmmakers who have not made documentaries for
the big screen. We are especially interested in filmmakers from
diverse and under-represented backgrounds, and would like to encourage
Scottish stories too. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications
from students in full time education.

SDI welcomes applications from producers without a project. Selected
producers will be able to attend selected development workshops and
are free to network with the directors for possible collaboration.

Free Public Masterclasses kick off on Fri 17 October 2008, 2pm at eca.
For those of you who do not have a project in mind but are still
looking to improve your skills please note that throughout the year we
will be hosting a number of masterclasses by internationally
recognised speakers and filmmakers from the industry. These free of
charge and are open to everybody.

For details of masterclasses, please check our website nearer the time.

We're also hosting Outreach Workshops in Inverness (18 Sept),
Manchester (19 Sept), Norwich (19 Sept) & Nottingham (18 Sept) next

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