SDI opens new bursary fund

Make Docs HappenScottish Documentary Institute is launching for the first time year-round submissions of Scottish documentary projects in development (shorts and features) to our Docscene project pool.

From the submissions a number of suitable proposals will be selected to go into a development and consultation process whereby the filmmaker will be advised on one or more of the following:

  • synopsis, proposal, full treatment, trailer
  • story development
  • financing strategy
  • budgeting
  • rough cut (if available)
  • festival strategy (for completed projects or rough-cut stage)
  • online marketing/financing strategy (any stage)

The projects will then be steered towards forthcoming training programmes or other funding opportunities, depending on theme and scope: *new* Seed Funding, Interdoc, the Edinburgh Pitch and prepared for other submissions to funders, meet markets or pitching forums. The aim is to improve quality of project development and increase the talent pool.

Selected Scottish projects will qualify for a bursary and receive advice free of charge, thanks to Creative Scotland Lottery funding. They will be listed on as projects in development.

We have a strong team of internal advisers as well as first rate links to UK and international producers & sales & distribution consultants in Europe and North America.

For more information and to apply check