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Audience Award for Breadmakers


Breadmakers has won the second "Palme Dewar" prize as voted for by the audience at a special event organised by the Heartland Film Society (HFS) on Saturday 25th October 2008 in Pitlochry.

The award was presented by Peter Guthrie of Dewar's Whisky to Tony Pitchforth of HFS who accepted on behalf of Breadmakers Director Yasmin Fedda and the Garvald Bakery.

From a more general Scottish theme at the 2007 festival, HFS this year focused on films actually 'Made in Scotland'. The Heartland Film Society (HFS) was formed in 2001 to enable the showing of films on a big screen in an informal and friendly atmosphere.


Top International Award for Breadmakers


On Sunday 19th October Breadmakers was awarded a major prize at the Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi; the Black Pearl for Best Documentary Short Film, together with a cash prize of $75,000. Producer Jim Hickey was presented with the award in Abu Dhabi by Joseph Fiennes and Casino Royale's Eva Green.

The Middle East International Film Festival is one of the richest in the world, awarding prize money of $1 million. A total of 76 feature films and 34 short films from over 35 countries competed for the awards. Among the stars present at the festival were Jane Fonda, Susan Sarandon, Catherine Deneuve and Ben Kingsley.

Breadmakers has already been programmed by 20 film festivals and won prizes at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Athens Disability Film Festival.

Jim Hickey said, "This prize is unprecedented for a short film and it will help us all to move forward with our next projects. Robin and I are already working with Yasmin on her next film for which she has been shooting some material in Damascus."


Breadmakers: The Hollywood Reporter


While Breadmakers Director Yasmin Fedda shoots her new documentary film in Damascus, Breadmakers continues on its remarkable journey around the globe. Future screenings have been arranged in Canada, Greece and back home in Scotland.

The following article about the 'in competition' line up for the Middle East International Film Festival, was written by Steve Brennan of The Hollywood Reporter.


Breadmakers: Microcinéfest 2008


Breadmakers was recently screened at Microcinéfest 2008.

Microcinéfest 2008 is the brainchild of Toronto Cinécycle Martin Heath. At once Meta-Physician, Martin is the veritable Uber Meister Projectionist of mythic proportions, spinner of reels and wheels, stopping at nothing to light up our lives.

Originator of the famous bicycle powered projector, Martin Heath has been one of the most seminal influences in the Canadian film community. For 30 years, he was head of the restoration department of the Toronto International Film Festival.


Breadmakers: Temecula Valley


Breadmakers was screened twice at the 14th Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival (TVIFF) on Thursday 18th and Saturday 20th September 2008.

Since 1995, the TVIFF has screened over 700 films from over 20 countries. The 2008 line up, featuring over 70 film programs from around the world, was held at the state of the art Movie Experience 10-plex at the Tower Plaza in Temecula, Southern California, USA. The categories showcased were U.S. and International full-length features, short films, student films, documentaries and animation.

The music competition component of TVIFF is designed to showcase the music vision and artistic wizardry of talented individuals and groups from across America and the world. The Festival is presented by Cinema Entertainment Alliance, a non-profit arts and education organisation dedicated to celebrating world cinema and music.


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