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Emerging Western Isles filmmakers are invited to become involved in a scheme to develop their skills.

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 filmmakers.

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 feedback.

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 final films.

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.