Full Frame Twice

Our short film, Breadmakers (Dir. Yasmin Fedda, 11 mins) has been selected for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Durham, North Carolina, USA for a second time.

Previously selected in 2008, Breadmakers has been invited back to the Full Frame Festival to help celebrate their fifteenth year. One short film has been chosen from each year of their previous fourteen festivals and Breadmakers is representing 2008.

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of non-fiction cinema. The festival takes place between the 12th - 15th April 2012.

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Award Winning in Kathmandu

About a Band has been chosen by an international panel of judges to receive a commendation award at International Folk Music Film Festival, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2011 in the longer film category.

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.

About a Band: Kathmandu

About a Band has been selected and will be screened at the Nepal Folk Music Film Festival in Kathmandu.

The three day festival with the theme “Music for Life, Music for Survival” will be hosted by the Music Museum of Nepal in Kathmandu between Friday 25th – Sunday 27th November 2011. Each day will be dedicated to a different foreign musicologist.

The festival is the first of its kind in Nepal.

About A Band - Paisley Screening

About A Band will be screened at Paisley Arts Centre on Tuesday 13th September 2011 at 2pm.

The Columcille Ceilidh Band has a unique combination of musicians including a number of adults with learning difficulties. The joyous sounds of the ceilidh music are interwoven with personal tales and a true sense of just how important the band has been to the lives of its members. Watch a short clip here.

The screening is part of Glasgow Film Theatre's Great Scots on Tour project. About A band will be screened with the short film The Pedestrian.

To book tickets please access the online box office here.


William McLaren: Kirkcaldy Exhibition

Some of William McLaren’s work will be on display as part of an exhibition in Kirkcaldy, Fife in July 2011.

The exhibition is called ‘New Additions’ and will include paintings, prints and drawings by Anne Redpath, William McLaren and Sir Joseph Noel Paton. The works were recently acquired for Fife Council’s collections and this will be the first time they have been displayed together.

As part of the exhibition, the museum will be showing our documentary William McLaren – An Artist Out of Time and DVDs of the film will be available to purchase.

The exhibition takes place at Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery from 9th July to 21st August 2011 and it is FREE.


Breadmakers: The Special Olympics

Breadmakers has been selected to be shown as part of a series of cultural events at the 13th Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens between the 25th June and 4th July 2011.

This invitation came about after Breadmakers was screened at the Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival in March 2011.

The Special Olympics draws 7,000 athletes from 180 countries around the world, 3,000 coaches and officials, 25,000 volunteers, 40,000 family members and thousands of spectators.


Breadmakers: The Sprout Film Festival

Breadmakers is to be screened at the 9th Sprout Film Festival New York on Saturday 30th April and Sunday May 1st 2011.

The Sprout Film Festival takes place between Friday 29th April and Sunday 1st May 2011 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, and this year they will be screening 50 unique films from 16 different countries.

The Sprout Film Festival was founded in 2003 and is programmed and supported by Sprout, a NYC-based non-profit organisation, dedicated to bringing innovative programming to people with developmental disabilities.

You can view Breadmakers at the Sprout Touring Film Festival YouTube page.

And So Goodbye: Damascus and Beirut

Further to our earlier posting, we now have the screening dates for Reel Festivals 2011.

And So Goodbye is to be screened at The Kindi Cinema, Damascus, Syria at 8.30pm on Wednesday 11th May 2011 and at The Metropolis Empire, Beirut, Lebanon at 8pm on Friday 13th May 2011. It will be shown with The Wicker Man (1973) at both screenings.

Reel Festivals is a new arts festival hosting cultural exchanges between Syria, Lebanon and Scotland. The festival will begin in Damascus, move to Beirut and end in Edinburgh with a changing program of music, film and poetry.

Previous Reel Festivals have focused on Afghanistan and Iraq and have been co-ordinated by Firefly International, Afghan Schools Trust and Edinburgh University Settlement.

The festival, supported by the British Council, takes place from the 7th to 21st May 2011. The full programme is listed here.


About A Band: Ceilidh Culture Festival

About A Band is to be screened as part of Edinburgh’s Ceilidh Culture Festival.

The Ceilidh Culture Festival brings together a large number of contributors from all over Edinburgh and beyond, for a real celebration of all that is wonderful about the grass roots traditional arts in Scotland. With more than 30 contributing organisations, Ceilidh Culture proudly showcases local talent alongside international acts.

About A Band will be shown at McDonald Road Community Library on Tuesday 12th April 2011 at 10.15am. The screening will be followed by music from the Columcille Ceilidh Band.

For more details click here.

Breadmakers: Thessaloniki

Breadmakers is to be screened at the 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival which takes place between the 11th – 20th March 2011.

The Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival is a leading European Documentary Festival since its inception in 1999. Through its tributes and retrospectives, the festival focuses on filmmakers with unique cinematic voices, internationally renowned for their contribution to the documentary genre.

Breadmakers Director, Yasmin Fedda, will be travelling to the Film Festival.


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