Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Punishment Island wins Visioni Dal Mondo

We are happy to announce that Punishment Island has won both the award for best documentary (in ex aequo) and the award of the young jury at the 3rd edition of Visioni Dal Mondo in Milan.
For italian readers two reviews of the film following the festival:


Next screening in Florence, XXXIX International Festival Cinema and Women, Saturday 11th November 5:30pm at Cinema la Compagnia, Via Cavour.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Premieres in Uganda/Italy and Taiwan

Updated screenings.
The film will be premiering in Kampala, National Theatre, Sunday 24th of September, midday.
Q&A with Comfort Abemigisha (author of the artwork and translator) and Laban Ahimisibwe (location manager and fixer).

The film will screen in European premiere in Milan, Unicredit Pavillion, Sala Tiglio, Saturday 7th of October, 4:15pm. In competition at Visioni dal Mondo, Immagini dalla Realtà. Q&A with writer/director Laura Cini and producer Sirio Zabberoni.

The film will screen in Asian premiere in Taipei, Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival, Sunday 8th of October, 8:50pm.

More screenings soon in the UK.
This is the trailer of the film:

Thursday, 7 September 2017

World premiere

Finally, the film will be screened in world premiere at the National Theatre of Kampala, Sunday 24th of September 2017, midday. African Movie Night Kampala at the Bayimba International Festival 2017. 10th Anniversary edition! In October the film will be screening in Taipei at the Taiwan International Etnographic Film Festival.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Sunday, 30 April 2017

People in Uganda, waiting for the upcoming premiere, the trailer of the documentary "Punishment Island" will be screened on the 9th of May in Kampala, National Theatre, courtesy of African Movie Night Kampala Monthly Screening. Soon posting news about the film premiere.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Artwork for the documentary!

Drawing materials bought for Comfort thanks to the funds raised through the crowdfunding for the artwork has reached Uganda and Comfort is at work! Thanks to all supporters again and to Laban for taking the picture!

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Campaign ended successfully!

Thanks!!! Our campaign finished last night and was successfully funded at 107%. Both our crowdfunding campaigns ended with the final very generous stroke of two women who prefer to keep their name anonymous, like two fairies protecting this Punishment Island project.

Apart from the anonymous supporter, our thanks go to:

Enrica Giovannardi
Silvia Cappelli
Antonella Bundu
Sheila Windridge
Pirjo Ojala
Maria Pesli
Johannes Wilms
Lucas Vossoughi
Philine Von Duszeln
Carlo Boschi
Lella Sion, Letizia Fuochi, Silvia Conti, all the musicians who played at the concert night on the 10th of April in Florence and all those who supported by coming to the concert.

Thanks a lot from me and Comfort Abemigisha!!

You give us the hope and the energies to complete this documentary!

Saturday, 3 May 2014

- 3 days left and thanks!

Our second and last campaign is coming to an end. 3 days left to support the work of Comfort Abemigisha for the documentary. Info and contributions at this link http://www.ulule.com/artwork-island/

In the meanwhile we want to thank the people who have helped so far towards reaching the goal:

Silvia Cappelli
Pirjo Ojala
Lucas Voussoughi
Antonella Bundu
Maria Pesli
Philine Von Duszeln
Johannes Wilms
Sheila Windridge
Carlo Boschi
Punishment Island team

and Lella Sion, Letizia Fuochi, Silvia Conti and all the musicians who played at the crowdfunding concert at Circolo Rigacci.

42% left, translating in 290 Euros to reach our goal and get Comfort ready to draw and draw!


Thursday, 1 May 2014

- 5 days left!

Here we go, last days to the end of our last crowdfunding campaign.

Thanks to the old and new supporters, we are now gratefully and unexpectedly close to reach our goal. We have still 42% missing, but being our target quite low, this doesn't translate in many Euros left. Any small contribution will help us a lot and then, in no time, Comfort will have his paper and will start to draw the unknown story of Akampene, the tiny dying island!

All further info and contributions at http://www.ulule.com/artwork-island/


Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Make or Break!

- 7! Last week left to support Ugandan artist Comfort Abemigisha in the making of the artwork for the documentary. Help us to support him if you can, any small contributions is vital for us to proceed. Information and contributions at this link http://www.ulule.com/artwork-island/ or if you want to support with Paypal or in other ways you can get in touch with us at this Email address: punishmentisland@gmail.com  Thanks!!!

This is the talented guy  you are supporting!

Monday, 14 April 2014


Last week, we organized a concert in Florence to contribute towards our goal to finance Comfort's artwork for the film. We raised 300 Euros. We are closed to our goal and we have 22 days left to support. Any details and contributions at this link: http://www.ulule.com/artwork-island/

A crazy moment from the concert:

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

- 28

28 days left to support the artwork by Comfort Abemigisha for the documentary. African art lovers, with a little contribution, you can help us go a long way. In exchange you will have prints of his work, and one day, they might have a certain value. For sure, he is a very talented African young man. Many thanks to those who would like to help. All contributions and further info at the link http://www.ulule.com/artwork-island/

Or you can write to us at punishmentisland@gmail.com if you would like to contribute, but you rather do it through paypal. That is possible. Thanks!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Thanks to our Early Birds!

We knew that this time it was going to be difficult, that's why we want to thank our first supporters on the crowdfunding for the Artwork, who gave us hope we may have a chance to raise the budget to finance the drawings for young Ugandan artist Comfort Abemigisha.

So many thanks to:

Carlo Boschi, Johannes Wilms, Sheila Windrige, Philine Von Dueszeln, Maria Pesli, Johannes Wilms and Antonella Bundu.

We still have one month and 600 Euros to raise. Have a look here http://www.ulule.com/artwork-island/ and remember that any small contribution counts. Thanks!

Thursday, 13 March 2014

10 of April in Florence!

Those of you in Florence are invited to come to a big night of music to support the making of the documentary.

For info, you can write to punishmentisland@gmail.com and/or follow us on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PunishmentIsland

Monday, 3 March 2014

New crowdfunding - The Artwork

We have just launched a new crowdfunding, with the aim of completing the artwork young Ugandan artist Comfort Abemigisha is preparing for the documentary. By buying printed postcards of his drawings you will help us promoting African art and finishing this stage of production. All funds raised will be used for buying drawing materials, paying the prints & platform fees, but mainly for paying Comfort for his work. Comfort Abemigisha lives in Kampala, Uganda, recently graduated in Industrial and Fine Arts and sells his paintings internationally. He has been involved in the production of "Punishment Island" documentary since its early stage, translating all interviews and researching the stories. With its unique style that mixes African contemporaneity and tradition, his drawings will illustrate the stories as told by the survivors. Video of Comfort introducing himself, information, documentary teaser and contributions at http://www.ulule.com/artwork-island/

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