Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019

The Scottish Documentary Institute celebrates the art of documentary filmmakign through the lens of international female directors. The short films are grouped into two programmes: Celebrating 15 Years Of Bridging The Gap and Syrian Stories, Female Voices - both marked in italics below.

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The Perfect Fit The Perfect Fit
The Perfect Fit and The Third Dad
Breadmakers (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Yasmin Fedda), Official Site
A day in the life of a bakery staffed by people with learning disabilities. Showing as part of Bridging The Gap and the Short Scottish Documentary Awards (which it won) at EIFF 2007.
Celebrating 15 Years Of Bridging The Gap
Cailleach (Year: 2014; Director: Rosie Reed Hillman)
Portrait of a crofter.
Celebrating 15 Years Of Bridging The Gap
Children Of The Universe (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2018; Director: Camille Budin; Writer: Marianne Brun)
Children in the Swiss mountains take part in a workshop to discover the universe, guided by astrophysicist Stephanie Juneau.
Crannog (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Isa Rao)
Nobody should have to die alone. A contemplation on life, death and kindness.
Celebrating 15 Years Of Bridging The Gap
Future My Love (Country: UK, Sweden; Year: 2012; Director: Maja Borg)
A poetic ‘experimental documentary’ which explores, in the light of global economic collapse, alternatives to monetary capitalism and, in particular, the work of sprightly 93-year-old futurist and social engineer, Jacque Fresco.
The Mulberry House The Mulberry House
The Mulberry House and Breadmakers
Homeland (Country: Lebanon, UK; Year: 2017; Director: Tima Abdul)
Syrian Stories, Female Voices
Home From Home (Country: Turkey, UK; Year: 2017; Director: Bayan Agha)
Syrian Stories, Female Voices
I Feel It Too (Country: Turkey, UK; Year: 2017; Director: Lamia Aboukhair)
Syrian Stories, Female Voices
Laila At The Bridge (Year: 2018; Director: Elizabeth Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei)
A former child bride-turned-campaigner who is trying to tackle the crisis of heroin addiction in Afghanistan.
Loss (Country: Turkey, UK; Year: 2017; Director: Douncia Alatwa)
Syrian Stories, Female Voices
Cailleach Cailleach
Cailleach and Children Of The Universe
Love During The Siege (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Mattar Ismaeel)
Syrian Stories, Female Voices
My Other Half (Country: Turkey, UK; Year: 2017; Director: Hala Al Sayasneh)
Syrian Stories, Female Voices
The Mulberry House (Bayt al toot) (Country: Egypt, Syria, UK, Yemen, United Arab Emirates; Year: 2013; Director: Sara Ishaq; Writer: Sara Ishaq)
After 10 years in Scotland, Sara Ishaq travels back to her childhood home of Yemen and takes her camera along.
The Perfect Fit (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Tali Yankelevich)
A look at the craft of making ballet shoes and the damage done in the pursuit of art.
Celebrating 15 Years Of Bridging The Gap
Peter In Radioland (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Johanna Wagner)
Observational documentary about the filmmaker's father and his love of analogue technology.
Celebrating 15 Years Of Bridging The Gap
Suspended Lives (Country: Jordan, UK; Year: 2017; Director: Hiba Zaheer Hamdi)
Syrian Stories, Female Voices
Swan (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Lindsay Brown)
An autistic teenager approaches adulthood.
Celebrating 15 Years Of Bridging The Gap
The Third Dad (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Theresa Moerman Ib)
A filmmaker sets out to find the grave of her estranged father.
Celebrating 15 Years Of Bridging The Gap
The Truth About Tooth (Country: UK; Year: 2006; Director: Hazel Baillie)
In a mixture of live action and animation we follow the journey of a child’s milk tooth through the course of one night.
Celebrating 15 Years Of Bridging The Gap

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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