Bridging the Gap Inspiration Workshop – Online

Bridging the Gap is one of the leading documentary new talent initiatives in the UK, offering documentary development training, a cash budget, production support, and up to one year of international festival distribution. This opportunity is open to emerging filmmakers based in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The theme of this year’s scheme is MOBILE. This is an opportunity for applicants to define and redefine mobile through ideas, characters and stories.

Join us for an informal inspiration workshop to learn more about how to apply to Bridging the Gap. In this session we will run through the application guidelines, and give you some pointers on developing your short documentary narrative, and creating a story from an idea, and how to put this on paper.

There will also be a chance to pitch us your ideas, and ask any questions you may have before submitting your application.

Hear more about Bridging the Gap from Flore Cosquer, SDI’s Head of Talent Development:

About Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap is one of the leading documentary new talent initiatives in the UK, offering intensive training and commission opportunities to emerging UK-based filmmakers. The programme helps filmmakers to develop their 10-minute documentary projects and allows them the chance to work closely with industry professionals. The films produced to date have enabled the filmmakers to take successful first steps in the industry, picking up awards, BAFTAs, special mentions and festival screenings in 60 countries worldwide.

Scottish Documentary Institute is committed to offering clear and accessible application processes open to everyone. On request this information is available in alternative formats. We offer access support to disabled applicants, tailored to individual requests and our team can offer advice to new applicants and support them to make an application.

Application, pre-selection, and participation in Bridging the Gap are free.

For any further questions, please contact [email protected]


15 September 2020, 10.00AM - 01.00PM