We've awarded funding to a new batch of Pitch Pot projects, supporting the costs of events, screenings and seasons. Read more about them below, and apply for your own Pitch Pot here.
Project: Cinemor77 Cinema Yurt
We awarded Pitch Pot funding to Cinemor77 to support their Cinema Yurt tour over Summer 2019. The tour sees Cinemor’s unique screening experience travel to locations across Scotland, including Wildhood Children’s Festival, The Southside Film Festival, Tiree Music Festival, A Kind of Seeing–Langside and Nairn Book Festival. Archive film has been central to the success of Cinemor77’s programmes at festivals and community events around Scotland, and September’s programme includes screenings of Film Hub Scotland's touring archive project, Her Century.
The programme also includes interactive screenings of the world’s first feature length animation, Prince Achmed. Cinemor have commissioned a new live score by Chris Davies, produced using musical instruments from around the world to breathe new life into Lotte Reiniger’s spectacular film. Read more here.
Project: Film Festival of the Outdoors Oban
After a successful 2018 edition of their Film Festival, the team at Oban Phoenix decided to make the most of the stunning Scottish scenery on their doorstep with a new festival celebrating the natural world, screening world-class documentaries from every corner of the globe. Programmer Marco Pacciti says: “At a time when the importance of looking after our planet has been brought sharply into focus, these films showcase how special our Earth is and how we can really appreciate it.” See the full line-up and support the festival here.
Project: Glasgow Zine Library: Making History
We were delighted to fund Glasgow Zine Library’s (GZL) summer film programme, ‘Making History’. The title draws on the Library’s slogan “Make, Share, Do.”, and draws on the theme that ties the three films together, which is social justice. This title is also a reference to Kelly Wooten and Lyz Bly’s seminal book ‘Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist and Queer Activism in the 21st Century’ (2012), which has strongly informed the way in which we preserve, catalogue and disseminate our library’s zine collections. The zine library team worked in partnership with the Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF), Dardishi Festival and Engender to deliver three screenings; Obvious Child, Quiet Heroes and Wadjda.
Project: My Friend the Polish Girl Screening Support
We supported filmmakers Ewa Banaszkiewicz and Mateusz Dymek to attend a Glasgow screening of their film My Friend the Polish Girl, followed by a Q&A. A hybrid of fiction and documentary, this unique and provocative film is told through the eyes (and lens) of amateur filmmaker Katie: an American rich kid following Alicja, an unemployed Polish actress. We supported the filmmakers with travel and marketing costs to promote the film amongst Polish communities in Glasgow.