Bridging the Gap is one of the leading short documentary initiative for cinema in the UK.
For its 11th year, Bridging the Gap will offer 10 emerging Scottish-based filmmakers the opportunity to attend a creative training programme in order to develop their 10 minute documentary projects and work closely with the Scottish Documentary Institute and leading filmmakers in the field.
Four projects will then be commissioned at an industry pitching session in December 2013, with a cash budget of £8,000 each. The call is now open, with a deadline for applications of September 30.
Those whose fancy was tickled by the music of Frank Zappa when it was performed in lavish style by Ensemble MusikFabrik of Cologne at the Usher Hall during the Edinburgh Festival may care to note that arrangements of his music feature in more intimate performances by Mr McFall's Chamber last this month. The experimental groups will be playing Zappa and Captain Beefheart at Glasgow's Glad Cafe on Wednesday September 18 in a programme that also includes compostions by pianist Paul Harrison and saxophonist Martin Kershaw of the group Trianglehead. The concert is repeated at Edinburgh's Liquid Rooms on Thursday 19 and the Brunton Theatre Musselburgh on Friday 20 when George Crumb's An Idyll for the Misbegotten is added to the programme, and features French horn player Alec Frank-Gemmill, principal horn with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.