Dear Member

The Ten Days on the Island Festival starts in the North on 15th March and we thought that you may be interested in the two film-related events, namely:

Women of the Island is a multi-award winning series of short documentaries (5-8 minutes each) celebrating the inspiring and untold stories of women who inhabit the island of Tasmania – stories as diverse, complex and interesting as the women themselves.

Seeking to give a female voice to contemporary Tasmanian history, independent filmmaking collective Rebecca Thomson, Lara van Raay and Ninna Millikin created the first three episodes in 2017, receiving global accolades and awards festivals including LAWEBFEST, UK Web Fest, Copenhagen Web Fest, and 150,000 online views.

Now, in partnership with Ten Days on the Island, the collective has produced 10 new films exploring the experiences of extraordinary women from diverse regions of Tasmania. These uplifting films will be shared for the first time at community screenings across Tasmania during the Festival, celebrating the women themselves and their local communities.

Super Night Shot Night-time Launceston becomes a film set when Gob Squad’s team of performer-activists takes to the streets to shoot an action adventure movie. The public unwittingly become co-stars in a film that elevates the banality of everyday life into the epic glamour and glitz of a big screen blockbuster. It’s completely unpredictable – anything can happen, and usually does…

Super Night Shot has been performed in four languages on six continents, melting hearts in Siberia, Brazil, Bangalore, London, Sydney, Berlin and now … Launceston! Don’t miss this chance to catch the brilliant Gob Squad, one of the world’s truly original performance collectives, in this now-classic work, exclusive to Ten Days on the Island.


LFS Committee