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Scottish Documentary Institute


SDI is an internationally recognised documentary research centre set up in 2004 at Edinburgh College of Art, specialised in documentary training, production and distribution. Our aim is to stimulate and inspire the documentary scene in Scotland and beyond and bridge the gap between academia and industry.

Our films have played at film festivals and have picked up major awards and nominations. In 2007 we set up SDI Productions Ltd, in order to develop a slate of feature documentaries.

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We hold free documentary masterclasses with filmmakers year round that - you can come or listen/watch later online. We also hold training schemes such as Bridging the Gap, Interdoc and hold our annual Edinburgh Pitch. See our website for more details of these schemes/events and how to apply.

Scottish Documentary Institute's Current Opportunities

Training / Workshop
Director Masterclass – Andreas Dalsgaard
Edinburgh 15 September 2017, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Unique opportunity to dig deeper into the making of The War Show

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