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APRIL 2013: FANTOME ISLAND INVITED TO SCREEN AT THE ETNOFILM-5TH ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM FESTIVAL IN ROVIJN, CROATIA

 

http://www.etnofilm.com/en/filmovi/fantome-island/

Great news for Fantome Island as it's little journey now takes it beyond Australia's shores. This is a wonderful festival which Adrian Strong attended as a guest last year with his film "Bitter Roots". 

15 NOVEMBER 2013: FANTOME ISLAND SCREENING AT RATION SHED, CHERBOURG QLD

Today was an important screening to an audience for which the stories contained within Fantome Island hold a deep connections. It was also privilege to screen at the Ration Shed, a fantastic living museum and gallery that collects and brings to life the history and present of Cherbourg. 

 

Thanks to Mark Newman and the Ration Shed for making the screening possible.

 

 

 

 

 

4 september 2012: Fantome island nominated for best documentary - history, social & political issues category at the 2012 atom awards!!

More awesome news for Fantome Island! Nominated in the same category as Go Back to Where You Came From and The Tall Man in this years ATOM Awards - it's a wonderful privilege to be considered along side such amazing films.

 

http://atomawards.org/?page_id=7#best-documentary-general

2 september 2012: fantome island screens at the qld state library.

Many thanks to Susan and Lance and all at the QSL for hosting a great screening on the big screen in recognition of the John Oxley History Award.

18 august 2012: Fantome Island added to Qld heritage register.

More great news. The island (not the film) has been added to the Qld Heritage Register. For many many people this is long overdue but most welcome news. See article below.

 

http://www.qldheritage.org.au/heritage-listing-fantome-island.html

 

2 august 2012: Fantome island awarded best australian documentary at the human rights arts and film festival 2012

Fantastic recognition as Fantome Island continues it's journey into the world. Many thanks to all at HRAFF for their wonderful support.

 

http://hraff.org.au/uncategorized/hraff-film-prizes-announced

 

http://hraff.org.au/news/hraff-marks-national-sorry-day-with-a-screening-of-fantome-island-featuring-live-qa

15 July 2012: Fantome Screening in mildura for naidoc celebrations.

Vern and his team at Mallee Family Care flew Sean and Joe to Mildura for a wonderful screening on the 11th of July. Joe spent many years working in the Mildura region and it was quite an emotional reunion to see so many faces of family and friends not seen for many years. In fact many of his old friends weren't even aware of Joe's Fantome years. Joe proudly sharing his story brought them even closer in spite of so long apart. 

 

Mildura Weekly - 6th July 2012

 

 

Sean Gilligan, Joe Eggmolesse & Vern Knight

Joe and reunited work colleagues.

Extended Eggmolesse clan. 

7 July 2012: Fantome screening at Logan Library for NAIdoc celebrations.

Thanks to Debra for organising a great screening today. Once again it was a screening that brought together people who were touched by Joe's story with many having some family connection to Fantome or Palm Island. 

5 june 2012: fantome island wins John Oxley History Award

On the 2nd of June the 2012 Queensland Memory Awards were held at the State Library. The awards “recognise the valuable contributions made to ensure that memories of Queensland, past and present, are preserved and celebrated.”

 

We are very proud to have won this award as we've always felt this documentary highlights a history that not many Australians are aware of and it's vitally important that these stories go into the historical record.

 

http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/jol/2012/06/05/queensland-memory-awards-2012/

http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/awards/slqawards/jolaward

4 may 2012: fantome island to screen at the human rights arts and film festival - melbourne may 26

If you find yourself in Melbourne late May get along and see Fantome screening at this fantastic festival:

 

When: 26th May 2012

Where: ACMI Cinemas

When: 6.30pm

 

(http://hraff.org.au/film-event/fantome-island-3 for screening and ticketing details)

 

HRAFF have been extremely supportive of Fantome Island and are flying Joe and Mark to Melbourne as guests of the festival. I'd be there too but alas I'll be overseas at the time - bummer I hear you say...

 

 

3 may 2012: maleny and nambour screenings a great success!

Maleny - A whole lotta thank you's need to be passed on to those involved in organising and hosting a truly wonderful event; the Maleny Film Society for getting behind this film and providing their projection equipment, the knitting group and Maple St Co-Op for the soup extravaganza, Bev Hand for a beautiful welcome to country and the team of helpers on the door and handling sales. Money raised from the night goes to Mimburi, a local organisation for Cultural Workshops for Indigenous woman and girls. Well done team!!! And of course a massive thank you to those who braved the wild rain to see and support the film. (see pics below)

 

Nambour - It could have been Nambour's home town advantage but the turn out turned heads! Over 180 people almost filled the Nambour Civic Centre Cinema - the ticket line almost snaked out the door. This incredible support was more than we could have predicted and we can't thank you enough. Many of Joe's family were in attendence with Rex Eggmolesse speaking on behalf of Joe and the Eggmolesse family and fielding audience questions with aplomb. Thanks of course to the Nambour Civic Theatre for their wonderful support and great facilities. Seeing Fantome Island on the big screen is always a treat! Money raised from the night goes to the Cherbourg Ration Shed Project. Big thanks to Heather Johnston for dealing with the madness of the dvd sales which were in high demand. (see pics below)

 

And lastly a massive thanks to Mark Newman for bringing all these strands together.  

 

Maleny. Welcome to country by Bev Hand. 

 

Nambour. Mark Newman and Rex Eggmolesse. 

 

Nambour audience. 

 

Sunshine Coast Daily

25 march 2012: Maleny and nambour screening dates in april.

The Maleny Indigenous Support Group and the Maleny Film Society are presenting the screening of Fantome Island .

When: Friday 13th April

Where: The Pavilion, Maleny Showgrounds

Time: Light dinner and drink available from 6pm - Film screening at 7.15pm

Cost: $10

 

The Nambour Civic Theatre and the Cherbourg Historical Precinct are presenting the screening of Fantome Island.

When: Saturday 14th April

Where: Nambour Civic Theatre, Centenary Square, Currie St.

Time: 4.00pm

Cost: $10

 

For enquiries phone Mark Newman: 0410 414 123

 

These will be fantastic events with both Uncle Joe and myself (Sean) in attendence. Hope to see you there. 

22 march 2012: f4 doco festival update.

Many thanks to the Carolyn at AIDC and F4 for their very generous support of Fantome Island. I spent a wonderful week in Adelaide attending the AIDC and as a first timer it was pretty damn interesting. Now to tweak some angles and see if Fantome Island can get a broadcast. 

20 march 2012: townsville screening success!!

Our Townsville screening on Feb 23 was a huge success with over 100 people attending the fantastic outdoor cinema set up by the ICC. Many thanks to Joni and the crew for making it all happen. Check out the photos below. 

 

 

 

 

17 FEBRUARY 2012: FUTURE COMMUNITY SCREENINGS

Coming up next week on Thursday 23rd Feb is a Townsville screening at St Teresa's Catholic Community Centre from 6.30pm. This should be a fantastic event hosted by the Indigenous Catholic Council.

 

Stay tuned for news on a Cherbourg screening in March as well as a Maleny and Nambour show in April.

 

NAIDOC 2012 looks set to include a screening in Logan.

 

Community screenings can be arranged by contacting Sean at: seanieg@gmail.com

15 FEBRUARY: DVD SALES

DVD's of Fantome Island are for sale and many people have been enquiring about purchasing. So far they've been sold at screenings but I'm in the process of setting up an ordering page on this site. I'm doing it myself and I never thought I'd have to learn about e-commerce but there you go... It should be online soon. I'll keep you posted. In the mean time if you want to purchase a DVD email me direct and we can do it the old fashioned EFT method! My email is: seanieg@gmail.com

 

NOTE: I need to stipulate that DVD's sales through this website are only for private personal use. All education, library and institutional sales will be done through the distributors. I'll keep you updated when those come onine. 

13 FEBRUARY 2012: FANTOME SCREENING FOR 4TH ANNIVERSARY OF NATIONAL APOLOGY TO THE STOLEN GENERATION

A massive thanks to The Teralba Park Commerative Site Support Group for their screening of Fantome Island tonight. Once again it's a real pleasure to screen to an engaged and active community of people some of whom have very real and tangible connections to the story. Thanks Glenine for the invitation. 

8 FEBRUARY 2012: FANTOME AIDC / F4 ADELAIDE NEWS UPDATES...

F4 Program announced:

http://f4.org.au/pages/f4-home/program/

 

Fantome will be screening at the AIDC on the 29th Feb at 1pm. See details here:

http://docexchange.org.au/calendar/events/366

 

And screening at F4 on the 2nd March at 5pm. Details here:

http://f4.org.au/calendar/events/341

27 JANUARY 2012: FANTOME SCREENING WITHIN AIDC

In addition to the F4 screening in Adelaide Fantome will also screen within the Australian International Documentary Conference as part of the program. This will be followed by a Q&A... gads!

26 JANUARY 2012: RECONCILIATION QLD HOLD AUSTRALIA DAY SCREENING OF FANTOME

There was an amazing turn out of around 100 people at todays screening of Fantome for RQI. Big thanks to Rosalie for inviting Joe and Sean to the event. Again we were privileged to have such a generous and supportive audience and a massive thank you goes to them too!

Reconciliation Qld Inc are frequently holding events. Stay in touch through their website -

www.rqi.org.au

16 JANUARY 2012: FANTOME PICKS UP AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTOR RONIN FILMS

It was a big day today. Fantome will be enjoying the incredible support of Ronin Films who have come on board as our Australian distributor. Ronin have a fantastic reputation and an incredible catalogue of films that we're looking forward to being a part of. Thanks Andrew!

We'll let you know when it all comes online. Check out their website:

http://www.roninfilms.com.au/feature/6911/fantome-island.html

16 JANUARY 2012: FANTOME ISLAND ACCEPTED INTO F4 FILM FESTIVAL

The First Factual Film Festival (F4) has selected FI to screen. The festival is held in conjunction with the Australian International Documentary Conference in Adelaide between Feb 27th - March 4th. They're sending Sean to Adelaide to take part. Nice!

http://aidc.com.au/

16 JANUARY 2012: FANTOME PICKS UP U.S. DISTRIBUTOR

Documentary Educational Resources (DER) have come on board as Fantome's distributor in North America. They're a wonderful highly reputable company and we're looking forward to having them on our team! Massive thanks to those guys. We'll keep you posted about Fantome's official addition to their catalogue. Check out their website here:

www.der.org

4 NOVEMBER 2011: FANTOME ON THE BIG SCREEN @ BIFF!

Thank you to all those who attended the BIFF screening. It was a very special night with the near capacity audience offering warm and generous support. For some it was a part of a healing process.

Check out the pics below courtesy of BIFF.

 

Sean Gilligan, Joe Eggmolesse, Richard Moore

 

Full house. Fantome @ BIFF.

Welcome to country by Uncle Hughie.

 

Aunty Jeanne and Uncle Hughie

26 OCTOBER 2011: FANTOME ISLAND IN RUNNING FOR BIFFDOCS PRIZE!

Fantome Island is one of four Aussie doco's selected to compete in Australia's richest documentary prize as part of this years BIFF.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-10-26/aussies-vie-for-lucrative-doco-prize/3601932

 

11 OCTOBER 2011: FANTOME ISLAND IN BIFF!!

The line up for the Brisbane International Film Festival has been announced and Fantome Island has been invited to screen as part of the official program!

 

When: Friday 4th November, 2011

Where: Tribal Theatre, 346 George Street. Brisbane

Time: 6pm - followed by Q&A

 

Matinee screening -

When: Tuesday 8th November, 2011

Where: Tribal Theatre

When: 4pm

 

For ticketing and program information visit -

www.biff.com.au

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