With the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival kicking off this month, and the exciting programme now on release, we thought we would take the opportunity to list some of the events we are involved in at this year’s festival.
We have our annual Edinburgh Pitch, the latest crop of Bridging The Gap films and a Summer Party to celebrate it all, not to mention SDI’s first venture into the fiction world with the UK Premiere of Norfolk, produced by SDI’s own Finlay Pretsell.
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.
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 …
Journeying into ideas about accounting and governance "The unknown and the unknowable" — sounds like documentary making. But I'm talking about accounting. Last year, almost by fluke, but not by coincidence, I joined the Human Business Group at University of Edinburgh, established by Professor Paolo Quattrone (@PaoloQuattrone) - the University's new Chair in Accounting, Governance […]
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 […]
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 […]