We are delighted to announce that we will be collaborating with We Are The Tonic Ltd to run a pilot training and mentoring programme for Producers of Marketing and Distribution to run in the first half of 2016. This exciting initiative will guide Scottish producers to discover new tools and …
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.
In the run up to Edinburgh International Film Festival, we’re going to be releasing a Bridging the Gap short from the 2011 SHIFT collection every Wednesday from today until June 10th. Keep checking this page for the new releases:
– The Perfect Fit
– Under the Surface
– The Red Army
– I Can smell the Cordite
– Night Shift
Don’t miss out on the only international documentary pitching forum in Scotland and a great networking opportunity! Now in its 9th year, The Edinburgh Pitch is running alongside the Edinburgh International Film Festival (17-28 June). Independent filmmakers and companies developing and raising finance for creative feature documentaries will pitch their …
We are pleased to be launching the UK release of BIKES vs CARS in association with Uk Green Film Festival as part of MOVING DOCS – our partnership founded for the joint distribution of documentaries across Europe.
The bicycle, an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? Bikes vs Cars looks into and investigates the daily global drama in traffic around the world.
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 […]
Calls for Scottish Documentary Institute's annual Bridging the Gap initiative are now open with a deadline of October 4th. As this year we are inviting filmmakers to respond to the theme of 'women', Noe Mendelle founder and director of SDI reflects on her own experiences as a female filmmaker. I moved to Edinburgh in 2000 with such great […]