Award for Merit for Documentary Short and Jewish Film

Paul Stewart Media Win Awards in IndieFEST Film Awards

Taunton, Somerset, 6 Feb 2023  – Paul and Vivien Stewart, of Paul Stewart Media, have won two prestigious Award of Merit awards, from the IndieFEST Film Awards. The award was given for the Stewarts’ excellent documentary, More Than a Roll With a Hole – The Stellar Rise of The Bagel, which charts the progress of the Bagel from 13th century Poland to being the world’s fovourite roll. More Than a Roll With a Hole features an exceptional story line, locations round the world, plus great visuals, sound, etc.

Producer Vivien Stewart said “This film was a joy to make, the more we delved into the history of the Bagel, the more twists and turns we discovered.  Who would have thought a simple roll would have such an amazing back story”.

Director, writer and editor Paul Stewart said “I was always told as a photojournalist, to ‘Shoot what you know’, well I’ve known Beigels as we call then in London, since I was a kid and was always curious as to where they originated.  It was a great story to tell and the surprising involvement of religious intolerance in the story was worthy of a Dan Brown plot.  Plus we got to sample Bagels from the best makers in the world, a great project to work on”.

The IndieFEST Film Awards recognises film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about the IndieFEST and a list of recent winners can be found at

In winning an IndieFEST Film Award, (company or organization) joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including 2021 Academy Award winner “If Anything Happens I Love You” by Laura Dern, Will McCormack and Michael Govier,  Oscar-nominee Liam Neeson as the narrator of Love Thy NatureA Path Appears Documentary featuring Oscar-winner George Clooney and Blake Lively, Radical Grace executive produced by Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon, a searing expose Davids and Goliath by Peabody winner Leon Lee, and Touched with Fire starring Katie Holmes.  Rick Prickett, who chairs The IndieFEST Film Awards, had this to say about the latest winners, “The IndieFEST is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The IndieFEST helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of The IndieFEST Film Awards is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”

For more information call Vivien Stewart +44 (0)1823 240747 or visit the film’s website  website at 

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