During the ongoing COVID-19 crisis we agreed with our funders, BFI and Screen Scotland, to adapt our Pitch Pots funding for online activity. With many of our members keen to extend their offer into the digital space and to find new ways to engage their audiences during this time, we have been able to fund a range of projects focused on collective experience. Here are just a few of the recently funded projects - with more to come!
To celebrate 10 years of CinemaAttic promoting Spanish independent cinema in UK, we are proud to support CinemAttic Cuarentena | 90 Essential Spanish Short Films of the Last Decade, an online initiative organised by CinemaAttic, Instituto Cervantes, Spain Culture & Science UK. CinemaAttic have been sharing a weekly programme of 7 Spanish short films available with English subtitles online. The programme aims to help audiences and filmmakers stay in touch with CinemaAttic and Spanish Cinema throughout the current period - complete with Friday evening chats via Facebook Live. View all previous weeks here.
Inverness Film Festival Online: Scottish Shorts
IFF Online: Scottish Shorts is a selection of the finest Scottish Shorts that have screened at the Inverness Film Festival in the last 6 years. The work presented explores Scottish identity through fiction and documentary cinema, across a multitude of voices, places and events. The shorts will stream via Eden Court’s website from 26-29 June. Films in the programme include Bafta-nominated 1745, the story of two black slaves fleeing their captors into the wilds of 18th Century Scotlan, and Adam Stafford’s Scots-narrated No Hope For Men Below, recounting the 1923 flooding of The Redding Pit in Falkirk. Read more here.
SDI: Phenomenal Women 2020: Women, Democracy and Documentaries
Scottish Documentary Institute director Noe Mendelle curates Phenomenal Women 2020, a programme of three critically acclaimed documentaries made by women and focusing on women fighting for democracy. Starting on the 15th June, audiences will be able watch these films for free and to join us for live Q&A with the filmmakers and keynote panel discussion about representation, social justice, documentary filmmaking and politics. Read more and book your tickets here.
Rebel Dykes Film Club
After surveying their audience, Rebel Dykes collective discovered that a third are isolating alone and half are suffering from mental distress. The Rebel Dykes Film Club was created as a social space in response to this, as an inclusive space to share cult lesbian, queer, punk films from the 1980s and 1990s, or set during those years. Film Hub Scotland funding is supporting the activity of the club, including a space for filmmakers, cast and crew to chat about their films and live transcription of events. Follow the collective here.