Kalamata ShortDocs

Creative Documentary Center
The film is available for a certain number of online screenings during the festival.

Scheme Birds

Scheme Birds bursts with the frustration of a generation of Scots let down by society’s promises. We see the fading steel town through the eyes of Gemma, a soon-to-be mother on the verge of adulthood. In a place where you “either get knocked up or locked up,” Gemma carves out brief moments of tenderness amidst the violence of her local scheme.


  • Credits:
    • Director: Ellen Fiske and Ellinor Hallin
    • Editor: Hanna Lejonkvist
    • Prod Co: Sisyfos Film
  • Awards
    • Best Documentary Feature, Best New Documentary Director at Tribeca Film Festival 2019
    • Maysles Brothers Award Best Documentary at Denver International Film Festival 2019
    • Best Documentary Feature at Sidewalk Film Festival 2019



    *Data is limited to before submission to PelDocFest


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