Films in development by SDI, or through our current Bridging the Gap or consultancy initiatives.
- Counting SheepIt's that time of the year again, we're getting ready for Bridging The Gap 2014; our call for applications will open very soon. In the coming weeks we will publish new blog posts from previously participating filmmakers, who will share their personal experiences in the process, and give you tips on how to apply this year. First up, Rosie Reed Hillm […]
- Where next for crowdfunding – is staged finance the answer?“Staged financing must become the film business’s immediate goal.” – Ted Hope, September 2013 Over a series of blog posts I’ve been looking at some challenges that film and documentary are dealing with online. In a conclusion to the series looking at what can be done, I explore the limits and opportunities around crowdfunding. Crowdfunding’s lack of sophisti […]
- Diaries from an intrepid filmmaker (17)A safe canoe The intrepid filmmakers are coming home When we first got to Bubaque from Bissau, our ferry got lost and took over 12 hours to get us to its destination. Yesterday we heard that this boat had broken down half-way through and people had been stranded without food or water for over 24 hours, only to be towed back to Bissau. So no boat for us... We […]
- Diaries from an intrepid filmmaker (16)No matter how experienced you are in documentary filmmaking and all things African – no shoot is like any other. And in particular, this shoot is like no other. Trapped in what has been described a 'closed society' – the Bijagós archipelago – Noé Mendelle struggles to find some sense of balance between traditional and modern influences. When a blog […]
2012 Alan Berliner Andrey Paounov Bridging the Gap British Council contributors Disability documentary eca Edinburgh College of Art editing edwin EIFF essay film ethics film filming filmmaker filmmaking first cousin once removed Future Home honig ian haydn smith Janus Billeskov-Jansen lecture Mark Cousins masterclass Noe Mendelle Paul Watson personal podcast poet portrait scottish documentary institute SDI Shift society sound design Surprise the belovs The Corporation Victor Kossakovsky video what is this film called love?