We are delighted to welcome filmmaker Saeed Taji Farouky, for a Masterclass on Thursday 3rd of December 2015, 2.30pm at the Edinburgh College of Art, Lecture Theatre 017. Saeed Taji Farouky was born in the UK to Palestinian-Egyptian parents and grew up between London and various Middle Eastern cities. He is an …
We are delighted to welcome Portuguese filmmaker Margarida Cardoso, for a Masterclass on Friday 11th of December 2015, 2pm at the Edinburgh College of Art. Margarida Cardoso was born in Tomar, Portugal (1963) and grew up in Mozambique. Studied Photography, Image and Audiovisual Communication at the António Arroio School of Arts, in Lisbon. Worked …
We are incredibly excited to open the call for a brand new programme, Make Your Market, open to Producers and emergent PMDs (Producers of Marketing and Distribution) based in Scotland. Run in partnership with London based Distribution agency We Are The Tonic, Make Your Market is the first initiative in …
From the moment Tosh refuses to fill in his assessment form and serenades us with a remarkably good Sinatra song, this documentary grabs life through song. Six hospice patients allow us into tender, vulnerable and funny moments of their lives. Singing unlocks the patients’ pasts, guides their dreams and their futures.
Ten years after breaking all ties with her alcoholic father, a daughter sets out not only to find his grave, but also redemption. Poetically merging archive material, new footage and an immersive soundscape, THE THIRD DAD is a brave journey of memory, self-discovery and a desperate attempt at reconciliation.
Born at the beginning of the socialist regime in Bulgaria, Bubo was one of the few who enjoyed a privileged lifestyle. His journey reflects the rise and fall of the communist ideal. The film explores how Bubo transcends his challenging present by pursuing impossible dreams. Director: Alberto Iordanov Producer: Anne Milne …
Built in 1962 as an answer to local overcrowding and slum conditions in tenements, Leith’s Cables Wynd housing estate, known locally as the Banana Flats, became notorious as the crime-ridden center of Europe’s heroin epidemic in the 1980s. In 2015, it sits down the street from two Michelin starred restaurants. The film follows a local photographer and former resident who is embarking on a quest to document the triumphs and tragedies that exist inside each of the estate’s 204 flats.
The 12th year of Bridging the Gap shorts at Edinburgh International Film Festival!
Last year’s shorts have all done amazingly well over the past year and we’re all incredibly excited and delighted to see the latest shorts premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015. We’d love you to come and join us to watch the latest four Bridging the Gap shorts on June 18 at 4pm. Tickets available here.
There will also be an additional screening of the Bridging the Gap shorts this year on June 28 at 2.15pm.
Last week we launched Make Your Market, a brand new initiative that offers training and development for emerging PMDs who will work alongside Producers to develop Marketing and Distribution strategies for new films. SDI Producer Sonja Henrici reflects on her own experiences of working with a PMD. Almost five years ago, we embarked on our […]
Every week it would seem at least one new major economical scandal hits the headlines. Last week it was Volkswagen’s rigging its pollution tests. Writing for his Smoke and Mirrors blog, George Monbiot described the scandal as: “a classic example of externalisation: the dumping of costs that businesses should carry onto other people. The air […]
The call for applications to Bridging the Gap has opened once again. We asked last year's successful participants to share their thoughts on what might help you get your proposal shortlisted this year. Theresa Moerman Ib (The Third Dad), Callum Rice (Mining Poems or Odes), Scott Calonico (The Banana Republic) and Alberto Iordanov (Bubo's Limbo) all completed […]
Over the last 10 years Denmark has produced many great female documentary Directors including Eva Mulvad, Hanna Polak and Phie Ambo. The newest kid on the block, Camilla Nielsson, is currently making waves with her first feature doc The Democrats. I saw the premiere last November at CPH DOX and was completely drawn into this […]