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.

This is Scotland
This is Scotland is a new talent initiative, offering Scottish based filmmakers a unique opportunity to work with SDI Productions, resulting in two 30-minute creative documentaries that will screen at peak time on STV.

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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