Feb 2013 - Eleven Filmmakers shortlisted for Bridging the Gap

Eleven filmmakers, including two Screen Academy Graduates have been shortlisted for Bridging the Gap, the the documentary new talent initiatives for cinema and broadcast in the UK run by Scottish Documentary Institute.

Short-listed filmmakers:

Genevieve Bicknell, (MFA Film Directing SAS, eca) 
David Brodie              
Felipe Bustos Sierra   
Julie French   
Scott Harris, (MFA Film Directing SAS, eca)                 
Chih-Peng Lucas Kao 
Charlotte Mackie        
Valerie Mellon            
Maurice O’Brien
Jen Randall                
Yasmin Samir-Shakir 

Now in its 10th year, Briding the Gap aims to bridge the gap between training/graduation and a first commission by offering the opportunity to work closely with Scottish Documentary Institute and make a 10 min documentary.

The short-listed filmmakers will pitch in February 2013. The 4 commissioned filmmakers will receive further hands on training right the way through to post-production. The short films are geared for distribution in cinemas and festivals.