Bridging the Gap is Scotland’s flagship short documentary film scheme for new talent and every year, the initiative provides training and mentorship as well as an £8k budget to get your film made. For this new season (the 13th!), SDI team will hit the road this September, hosting workshops across …
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.
Every July, a group of nudists from all over the world travel to the Austrian Alps in order to spend a week trekking the mountains. Some of them they are acquainted, some of them are new to it.
This is a film about how we see ourselves when we accept who we are, through the eyes of a fantastic bunch of veteran nudists. Full of humour and wisdom pearls, Ralph, Doug, Penny and Chris will teach you how to battle gyms, diets and the shallowness of our times.
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
In 2012, just three months after the death of Gaddafi, the British Council invited Scottish Documentary Institute to Libya to run workshops with young local filmmakers. At the time Tripoli was ravaged by the revolution but the mood was high and positive. In 2013 we planned to return to the region and run the same […]
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We’re just over half way through our very first Kickstarter campaign for feature-length documentary Nae Pasaran. The film began life as a Bridging the Gap in 2013, directed by Felipe Bustos Sierra and screened to great acclaim in festivals worldwide. Ultimately, it opened the doors to a much bigger story, one that takes us from Scotland to […]