Phenomenal Shorts: Celebrating 15 years of Bridging The Gap

Our documentary film, Breadmakers (Director Yasmin Fedda), is to be shown at the 2019 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The screening is part of the Scottish Documentary Institute’s Bridging the Gap scheme which is celebrating its 15th Birthday. Breadmakers will be shown along with eight hand-picked short documentaries.

Full details of all films here: Bridging the Gap Films.

Breadmakers (2007) is a short documentary film directed by Yasmin Fedda and produced by Jim Hickey and Robin Mitchell. This is a film about a unique Edinburgh bakery, where a community of workers with learning disabilities make a variety of organic breads for daily delivery to shops and cafes in the city. The Garvald Bakery is part of a centre inspired by the ideas of Rudolf Steiner where the workers realise their potential for self-discovery and creativity in a social environment.

Breadmakers has been screened at over 50 film festivals worldwide and has won a number of awards including the Short Scottish Documentary Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (2007), the Best Short Documentary prize at the Athens International Documentary Festival on Disability (2008) and the Black Pearl for Best Documentary Short Film at the Middle East International Film Festival (2008). Breadmakers was also nominated by BAFTA Scotland in the Best Short Film category in 2008. You can view the film here: Breadmakers Film online.

The screening will take place in Edinburgh at Filmhouse 3 on Thursday 20th June at 8.10pm.