Festival Time

1 October 2011

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Throughout October and for the duration of the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Daybreak Films are creating 20 different short documentaries for web and broadcast in partnership with STVDIO, Foxtel's dedicated arts channel. We're happy to be working with a bunch of our favourite people as we rally around to make a film a day for the duration of the Festival. At the bottom of the news posting, we've embedded a handful of the films we've made as we reach the halfway mark of the festival. Many more can be seen on STVDIO's youtube channel.

In addition to these films, the festival is an insane time for us. We have also been working in collaboration with Ali Zaidi of London's motiroti to film and edit local material for their acclaimed production Journeys of Love and More Love. We also put together a short piece for motiroti of a food sharing workshop they hosted in collaboration with Multicultural Arts Victoria. To watch it, click here.

Finally, as well as a special screening of murundak - songs of freedom for the festival's 'Give Peace a Chance' screening series, Daybreak Films will again be working with the Black Arm Band to create a new series of films that will play behind 'Notes from the Hard Road and Beyond', the major closing night event of the Melbourne Festival which will feature members of the Black Arm Band singing songs of resistance and freedom along with international luminaries Mavis Staples, Joss Stone, Emmanuel Jal, Rickie-Lee Jones and many more. Natasha Gadd of Daybreak is working feverishly on a series of lyrical archival and found footage films to play in front of the 10,000 strong crowd. We'll see you on the other side.