Emerging Western Isles filmmakers are invited to become involved in a scheme to develop
The Scottish Documentary Institute is holding a workshop in Stornoway on Thursday
to give islanders a chance to apply for a place on the scheme.
The initiative offers intensive training and commission opportunities to new Scottish-based
The workshop will explain the aims of the scheme and provide tips on improving chances
of being selected.
It also offers a chance to pitch a short documentary idea informally and receive
Workshop for emerging filmmakers
13 Sept 2017
The workshop is free but registration is required to attend.
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 projects will then be pitched to a panel of experts, who will commission the
Following the selection process up to five projects will then be commissioned with
the possibility of a cash budget of £8,000 each - plus in-kind production and distribution
support - and further hands-on training, right the way through the editing period.
The films are geared for distribution in cinemas and festivals and will receive a
world premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival.