Opportunity: Award-winning short documentary initiative Bridging the Gap calls for applications for its new edition

14th September 2018

Bridging the Gap is one of the leading documentary new talent initiatives in the UK

Bridging the Gap is one of the leading documentary new talent initiatives in the UK, offering intensive training, a cash budget, and the chance of international distribution for short documentary films made by up-and-coming talents.

The call is NOW OPEN for this year’s Bridging the Gap and we are inviting Scotland and Northern Ireland based filmmakers to respond to the theme RED. We see this as a challenge for applicants to define and redefine red through ideas, characters and stories. We want you to surprise us with submissions that embrace the scope of the theme and subvert expectations in terms of form and content.

Up to 12 ideas will be short-listed on the basis of the proposal and supporting visual materials. In the following weeks they will be developed and honed further through workshops run by international filmmakers and leading industry professionals. The 12 projects will then be pitched to a panel of experts, who will commission the final films.

As well as a cash budget of up to 8K (plus in-kind production and distribution support) the selected filmmakers will receive further training and mentoring over six months to create vibrant contemporary stories.

The films are intended for distribution in cinemas and festivals and to be delivered by May 2019.

Bridging the Gap will also present inspiration workshops across Scotland and Northern Ireland this September to encourage applications and meet new talents, as well as a series of public documentary masterclasses in Edinburgh, highlights of which will be available online for the benefit of the wider filmmaking community.

For more information on Bridging the Gap, Inspiration Workshops and Masterclasses, check out our website!

Deadline Midnight 23 September

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