This summer recent Art, Space & Nature graduate Yulia Kovanova’s film premiered at the world-renowned Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017.
Plastic Man – an environmental artist short film – explores the issues of environmental degradation, nature’s resilience and its transformative power. The main character is a bizarre, outlandish figure dressed in plastic, who commits acts against Nature, challenging the very idea of Nature. The film is an attempt to visualise Anthropocene – a geological age where human activity is the dominant influence on the planet, its climate and the environment.
The project has been created through the Scottish Documentary Institute Bridging the Gap initiative, which is one of the leading documentary new talent initiatives in the UK. Following a three months period of intensive workshops and a competitive pitching process, the project made it into the final alongside six other films from across the UK and received funding through Creative Scotland.
The films produced through Bridging the Gap to date have enabled the filmmakers to take successful first steps in the industry; receiving festival awards, BAFTAs, special mentions, as well as screenings at festivals in over 60 countries world-wide.