A BIG Congratulations to Yasmin Fedda (Breadmakers, A Tale of Two Syrias) on receiving the Black Pearl Award for Best Director from the Arab World at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (2014) for her film QUEENS Of SYRIA. Great news travels far...
The three day festival with the theme “Music for Life, Music for Survival” was hosted by the Music Museum of Nepal in Kathmandu between Friday 25th and Sunday 27th November 2011. Each day was dedicated to a different foreign musicologist.
The Festival is the first of its kind in Nepal.
The 43-minute documentary About a Band, Directed by Jim Hickey, features the Columcille Ceilidh Band which uniquely includes musicians with and without learning disabilities. The band is based at the Columcille Centre in Edinburgh.
About A Band YouTube clip.
The festival is organised in cooperation with the Polish Institute of Film Art, University of Gdansk, the Marshal Office of Pomeranian Region, and with the participation of President of Gdansk, founder of the main prize in the competition part.
GDFF took place between April 22nd and April 25th 2009.
Breadmakers has been selected for the Cinema Eye Shorts List.
The Cinema Eye Honors is a new non-fiction filmmaking award recognising the wide breadth of the genre. It was created in an effort to honour high quality work of short documentary filmmakers.
The nomination committee, which included a dozen short film programmers from top international festivals, selected Breadmakers as one of five that will be recognized as amongst the year's best craftsmanship in nonfiction short film.
The five Shorts List directors will be recognised at 2009 Cinema Eye Honors which will take place in New York City on Sunday 29th March 2009.
This was a short article published in the British Baker Magazine on 31st October 2008.
An 11-minute documentary about Garvald Edinburgh Bakery, which is staffed by people with learning disabilities, including Down's syndrome and autism, has won $75,000 (£46,000) at the Middle East International Film Festival, taking The Black Pearl for Best Documentary - Short Film.
Breadmakers, directed by Yasmin Fedda, a previous employee of the bakery, looks at the intricate social relationships that operate between staff, as they make a variety of organic breads, rolls and cakes for daily delivery to 26 shops in Edinburgh.
Robin Mitchell, who produced the film with Jim Hickey, told British Baker: "The team at the bakery absolutely loved being filmed and, after a few minutes, really came out of their shells."