Sonja Henrici

Has anyone seen the new interactive narrative uses of YouTube Flash format? A promising development, and one that may come up in the latest free lecture from Bridging the Gap..

martijn.jpg Friday  6th February 2009 14.00-17.00pm
Main Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh College of Art,
74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF    Free but please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In this lecture Dutch new media specialist Martijn de Waal (work pictured) will give an oversight of the most important developments in digital storytelling, both fiction and documentary. What are the most profound changes in the media landscape? What new opportunities for storytelling have come out of these changes? How is the relation between professional storytellers and their audiences changing? And how do online projects reach and involve an audience?

A lecture with lots of examples of existing projects, that addresses – amongst others - a shift from narrative products to narrative processes, poetic databases, real-time documentaries, user generated content, alternate reality games, viral distribution and the ever important role of the director as a creative genius.

Read more The Digital Future of Storytelling - Free Martijn de Waal Lecture

Everything you wanted to know about producing & directing feature documentaries and were afraid to ask.

DOC WEEK will run alongside the 64th Edinburgh International Film Festival (16-27 June 2010) and host the annual Edinburgh Pitch, Documentary Case Studies, Doc in Progress consultancies, meetings and briefings with documentary experts, Sales Agents, Distributors, Producers and the Docs 360 Pitch. Apply to pitch or register for a Doc Week pass now. Deadline for project applications: 10 May - www.docscene.org/docweek

The Edinburgh Pitch: 15-17 June 2010

The annual Edinburgh Pitch is the only international pitching forum in Scotland open to all filmmakers, UK and abroad, looking to produce a feature length documentary. After a pitching and development workshop, projects will be pitched formally in front of a carefully selected panel of international and UK commissioning editors, sales agents and producers.


Read more Doc Week to run alongside 64th Edinburgh International Film Festival

Cannes Winner gives masterclass at ECA
Sergey Dvortsevoy Comes to
Edinburgh: Fri 20 Feb 2009

Scottish Documentary Institute is thrilled to host multi-award winning Kazakh filmmaker Sergey Dvortsevoy in Edinburgh to talk about his work! This really is a one-off masterclass that is not to be missed.

Read more Cannes Winner Dvortsevoy gives free masterclass

Trailer Mechanics & Pitching with Fernanda Rossi – Story Consultant

With more sites popping up for raising documentary finance, such as Reel Changes and Reelisor, (not to mention IndieGoGo, IndieShares, Kinooga and the UK's IndieMaverick and MovieMogulFund), a free workshop on making trailers for fundraising from the Scottish Documentary Institute looks just the ticket (thanks Sonja):

Not to be missed! A unique opportunity to absorb all you need to know about how to make your trailer work and be seen by all the right people in the industry. Trailer Mechanics is a one-day experiential workshop for producers, directors, writers and editors in the documentary field from beginners to veterans. It teaches how to put together and structure a 3 to 15 minute demo of a documentary film for fundraising purposes.

Read more Trailer Mechanics & Pitching for Raising Doc Finance with Fernanda Rossi