WRITE NOW - Inspiration Session

We are incredibly excited to launch the WRITE NOW Fund, an innovative funding scheme designed for Scotland-based documentary directors who are in the initial stages of developing their first or second independent feature. By providing grants up to £3,000 and tailored support, this funding aims to help directors take a deep dive into the context around their films, secure access and research the stories of their protagonists, and consider how that might translate onto the screen.

Join us for an online inspiration session taking place on Tuesday 12th September, from 12.30pm, to find out more about the WRITE NOW Fund. In this session, we will talk through the aims of the fund, the eligibility criteria, and answer any questions you may have about your projects and the application process.

About the WRITE NOW Fund

The WRITE NOW Fund is designed to provide an initial boost to kickstart the creative process and lay the first building blocks for a strong foundation to develop a feature documentary. The directors who will have access to this fund can use this opportunity to take risks, explore their story, and have time to think, write and plan ahead.

Our aim is to give momentum to distinctive, creative, and story-driven films – applicants should make it clear how their project meets these criteria, and how the funding and support from SDI would have an impact.

Applications to the WRITE NOW Fund are now open and you have until 25th September 2023 to submit your project. Find all the info on how to apply here.

** Please note that this session will not be recorded. **


12 September 2023, 12.30PM - 01.30PM



Will you come?