Docscene is a development programme for documentary talent, ideas and projects supporting documentary filmmakers in Scotland.


The DocScene programme is delivered by the Scottish Documentary Institute and supported by Creative Scotland.

Among the activities supported are:

Bridging the Gap

The initiative aims to bridge the gap between training/graduation and a first commission by Scottish-based filmmakers – offering a series of training workshops and ongoing support throughout the development, the production and the distribution of four 10' short documentaries.

The Edinburgh Pitch

Running alongside the Edinburgh International Film Festival, The Edinburgh Pitch allows selected participants take part in a one-day preparatory workshop before a formal public pitch, followed by one-to-one meetings with decision makers the next day.


The Scottish Documentary Institute offers year-round submissions of Scottish documentary projects in development (shorts and features) to their Docscene project pool.

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To learn more about opportunities and initiatives in the Scottish documentary scene, please visit