Like film? Like islands?

July 1, 2007

Isle of Eriskay 15-17th June 2007

The first film festival dedicated to small islands took place on the Isle of Eriskay in June 2007. The Small Islands Film Trust would like to thank everyone who lent their support and who contributed of their time, energy and creativity to the event.  Both visitors and islanders alike came to the event on Eriskay and in the most brilliant of sunshine, took the time to head indoors to the Screen Machine: Take 2 and to Eriskay Community Hall to enjoy the sample of films and documentaries associated in some way with small islands both in Scotland and beyond. Screenings included the work of Orcadian filmmaker Margaret Tait and Werner Kissling’s footage of Eriskay,  Doug Eadie’s Sorley MacLean’s Island (1974) and Moore and Shea’s Shepherds of Berneray (19981) as well as Calum Ferguson’s Am Posadh Hiortach (St Kilda Wedding). A number of Irish-Gaelic films were shown including Breton filmmaker Loic Jourdain’s Fear na nOileán, recipient of the Spirit of the Festival, Gold Torc Award of The Celtic Media Festival 2007. The festival also screened films from the Cheju island, South Korea including Red Hunt (Cho Sung Bong) 1998  and Grandmother in the white cotton scarf (Kim Dong-man).

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Click on  2007  above for more details of screenings, discussion sessions and events.

Images from Eriskay 2007

   

 

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