We are looking for ambitious emerging Scottish-based filmmakers willing to develop projects to engage with STV’s peak time audience and to explore contemporary, topical, human stories in Scotland. Six projects will be selected to be developed and honed further through individual consultancies.
Among these six projects, two will be commissioned, produced through SDI Productions and broadcast by STV at peak time and promoted on the STV player through a special event.
Two new shorts from our own Bridging the Gap short film scheme, Directed by Tweedie (Duncan Cowles) & Cailleach (Rosie Reed-Hillman) will be screening on Thursday 12th March at 9:15pm at CCA Glasgow as part of the Scottish Competition.
The International Film Festival Rotterdam announced its programme today including the World Premiere of Martin Radich’s NORFOLK which will compete for the Hivos Tiger Award and is the only UK film in this year’s competition. NORFOLK, the second feature from BAFTA-nominated writer/director Martin Radich (Crack Willow), is a haunting thriller about a reclusive father and son whose close relationship is threatened when the father’s violent past catches up with them.
Making a film when you’re 87 is less than convenient. As granddad ‘Tweedie’ reluctantly takes up his new role as a filmmaker, we’re invited to examine the difficulties of communication between the generations, whilst exploring that unspoken contract that binds children to their grandparents. Will Tweedie start to see the …
Morag is 86. She lives alone at the end of a track looking out to sea on her croft on the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, with her three cats and twelve sheep. Morag was born in this house and has lived here her whole life, following five generations of …
Agata is living the life of the modern, independent, blind woman when she meets Matt. He is attentive and loving, and now he wants to introduce Agata to his family. Three thousand miles away. As she packs for the trip, Agata ponders on what it means to be in a …
Throughout 2014 we’ve been working with sixteen graduates from the Tripoli Art Academy to produce 4 x 3’ and 4 x 10’ films for our latest set of short stories, this time from Tripoli, Libya. The core idea of the workshop was to introduce young filmmakers to a new form of storytelling that is less […]
This week IDFA announced that Maite Alberdi received The Alliance of Women Film Journalists' EDA Award for Best Female-Directed Documentary for Tea Time (Chile). Noe Mendelle, director of Scottish Documentary Institute, has just arrived back from Amsterdam and writes about the film and why it deserves every bit of praise it receives. Maite and her producer […]
Noé Mendelle, director of Scottish Documentary Institute recently attended CPH:DOX for the first time. Here she writes about 'The Look of Silence,' the much anticipated follow up to Joshua Oppenheimer's Oscar-nominated feature, 'The Act of Killing.' This time, with an equally compelling and devastating narrative, we hear from the victims instead of the victors of […]
Scott Harris is an Edinburgh based documentary filmmaker who has taken part in SDI’s Bridging The Gap and Interdoc schemes. Last year he wrote two guest posts about the online release of his first film, Being Ginger, and he’s back with a case study about the crowdfunding campaign of his newest project, An American Ginger […]