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Breadmakers: The Picture This Film Festival

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Breadmakers will be screened at The Picture This Film Festival.

The Picture This Film Festival is Canada's first, biggest and best international disability film festival celebrating films by and about people with disabilities. The festival is a non-profit annual event initiated by the Community Development department of Calgary Scope Society, a registered non-profit society.

The 2009 festival will be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on February 9th 10th and 11th, 2009 with the Awards Gala on February 7th 2009.

 

Canadian Screening for Breadmakers

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Breadmakers will be screened at the ReFrame Peterborough International Film Festival, Ontario, Canada, on Saturday 24th January 2009 at 12 noon.

ReFrame celebrates the latest works created by filmmakers from Canada and around the world, selecting films that will develop the viewer’s appreciation for arts and culture in contemporary media.

The 2009 program involves over a hundred community organisations and local businesses. Community group representatives introduce films to help the audience make the connection between what is happening in the film and what is happening locally. Over sixty volunteers from all ages and occupations step forward to make the festival a reality.

Previously known as the Travelling World Community Film Festival, the ReFrame Peterborough International Film Festival takes place between the 23rd and 25th January 2009.

 

Breadmakers in The Strathspey and Badenoch Herald

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This article was published in the Strathspey and Badenoch Herald.

There will be tasty treats everywhere at the second Kingussie Food on Film Festival which runs for two days from February 6, 2009 at Kingussie High School. The first festival of its kind in Scotland, it combines feature films, short films, documentaries and a film-making competition with locally produced food, celebrity cooking demonstrations, competitions and a local food market.

BBC's Craig Anderson will host Saturday's Film Night and interview all the short film directors. He said: "I so enjoyed taking part in last year's inaugural festival that I immediately agreed to come along and be involved again. This year I will also be part of an X Factor-style panel of film industry judges for the Highland Youth award for Short Food Films, which will open the festival on the Friday evening."

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Breadmakers: British Baker Magazine

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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."

 

Breadmakers in The Edinburgh Evening News

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This was an article published in the Edinburgh Evening News on Saturday 1st November 2008 by Sarah Howden.

It shouldn't have worked. After all, the work of a bakery hardly makes for a riveting plot line. But Breadmakers has captivated audiences and just bagged its second industry award. Not bad for 28-year-old Yasmin Fedda from Abbeyhill, who swapped her apron for the camera and catapulted the Edinburgh bakers to international fame.

"The film allows people to see into a world they wouldn't normally see," explains Yasmin, whose film just won a £46,000 film festival Black Pearl Award in Abu Dhabi at the Middle East International Film Festival. "They got in touch with me and asked me to submit my film. I did but didn't think much more of it. Unfortunately I couldn't go to the awards ceremony so when I heard I was really surprised. It's amazing."

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