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Pitch Pots 2018

Pitch Pots are a simple way for Film Hub Scotland members to access additional support to enhance new or existing one-off projects and screenings of independent British and specialised film.

We prioritise projects that focus on promoting diversity and increase inclusion, particularly with young and BAME audiences. Here's a few Pitch Pot projects we funded this year. View the full list of funded projects here.

Member: CinemaAttic
Project: Carmen Y Lola
We supported an Alternative Valentine's Day Screening of Spanish LGBT drama Carmen Y Lola at the CCA, Glasgow. The award-winning true love story between two young Roma women in an oppressive environment where homosexuality is taboo, the screening was presented in collaboration with Femspectives and LGBT Youth Scotland.

Member: MacRobert Arts Centre
Project: A Northern Soul and the Hull Beats Bus
A Pitch Pot helped the Cent Scot Doc Fest host a day of activity for young people to support their screening of A Northern Soul. The story of a Hull man bringing music workshops to his disadvantaged community, the film features the Hull Beats Bus - which made the trip up to Stirling for the screening.  

Member: Femspectives and Africa in Motion
Project: Fatma 75 Screening
Banned by the government that funded it, Fatma 75 was the first non-fiction film by a woman from Tunisia and was only screened once before being buried by censors.

Until recently, FATMA 75 was lost to Scottish audiences. But in 2017, Africa in Motion (AiM) film festival restored a number of Lost African Classics, added new English subtitles and brought films from the African continent back to Scottish audiences. A Pitch Pot helped to bring the film to new audiences at the MILK Cafe in Glasgow, with delicious North African food.

Member: Glasgow Short Film Festival
Project: Accents
We supported this GSFF event, a new work of film/music by Glasgow’s UNESCO City of Music artist-in-residence Richy Carey. A live performance event at the Glasgow Royal Concert Halls, Accents brought together communities to sing a live soundtrack to a film exploring the sounds of identity and place. Read more about the event here.

Member: Heartland Film Society, Aberfeldy
Project: Becoming Animal with Q&A
A Pitch Pot supported a screening of cerebral Scottish documentary Becoming Animal at Aberfeldy's Film Festival. We also supported producer traveling to the screening to do a Q&A after the film.

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