- Written by Peter Burnett Peter Burnett
I don't always want to be the one harping on about how public money is wasted on the arts, but it seems that the 2016 work of the Scottish Documentary Film Institute is going to drag my knuckles across the desk to the keyboard, so that I can commence with another rant.
I mean - - the fact that Creative Scotland can actually fund these guys to the tune of about £17,000 for each one minute video is insane, but that only becomes apparent when you actually see any of their work. Having searched for the Scottish Documentary Film Institute (SDFI) I can also say they seem to be pretty well hidden, too, often hiding behind claims that their work 'needs to be secret to be effective.'
Well, a smart move for them! I have found links however on the Creative Alba site that show the SDFI have already taken their funding for the year, and one document claims that of all their films, the one so called SDFI Spiral #2 actually costs them more than this, and topped maybe £22,000.
See the film for yourself, and ask yourself if it's worth it. That is all I am saying.