The Last Goldfish premiered at the 2017 Sydney Film Festival on Thursday 8 June. The session sold out in 4 days.
This film was nominated for the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary.
We then had a SFF "by popular demand screening" at Dendy Newtown on Tuesday 20 June which also sold out. This screening was dedicated to the filmmaker and writer Behrouz Boochani who couldn't actually come to the Sydney Film Festival to see his film, Chauka: Please Tell Us The Time, because he is imprisoned on Manus island. Our screening happened in World Refugee Week.
The Last Goldfish didn't win the best documentary prize but it was voted second most popular in the audience awards for documentaries at SFF.
This has been a wonderful start to the life of the film. More screenings will be announced soon.
We also had our first review and it's from my favourite Arts paper RealTime.
"Connections with the current world refugee crisis are inevitable. Watching The Last Goldfish, we can’t help be reminded of the repercussions of displacement and just what’s involved in putting the pieces back together again." Virginia Baxter
And we couldn't have done any of this without the support of our backers and contributors.
Photo: Carolyn Johnson (producer) Su Goldfish (director).
Photographer: Andrew Taylor