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#Victims of #ChildSexAbuse – ‘Don’t Tell’ Wins Best Feature Film – 20th July 2017 screening at Regent Cinema Ballarat (Vic)! #CoP

By March 31, 2017July 8th, 2022No Comments


And now available on DVD at:






Listen to the 3BA 102.3 FM interview with Martin Sacks Tuesday 4th July!


Now coming to Ballarat  (Vic) July 20th 2017!

49 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat (Vic) 3350

Tickets will be $20.00 each (less for Students and Concession Card Holders)

With all profits going to our foundation – providing educational scholarships to survivors of child sexual assault, providing educational pathways and fulfilling dreams, assisting in the rebuilding process where education may have been interrupted due to the heinous crimes committed upon them.

To purchase tickets, it’s as easy as clicking on thebtn_donate_LGbutton on the upper right hand side of this page!

In the Notes/Details area of your purchase please indicate that this is for the film ‘Don’t Tell’, however, if you are unable to attend on the night, please consider making a donation instead and know that your money is going toward an educational scholarship that will provide a Survivor with life long benefits!

Please join us for pre / post film screening drinks
and catering is available on the night with the film screening time at 7pm!

For more information, contact:

Sandra on 0487 350 300 or RSVP by 30th June to:   or  Twitter @Sandra_CoP_AU  #CoP 

Please note:

As this is a fundraising event,
all tickets must be purchased prior to the film screening date i.e.:
Tickets are not available for purchase on the night of the film screening at the venue


Stay tuned for more dates and venues which will be decided in the coming days
and join with us in a fund raising event with a difference!


We look forward to sharing this special event with you!




‘Don’t Tell’ won the Audience Award for “Best Feature Film” at the

Newport Beach Film Festival!!

Up against over 300 films at the festival ‘Don’t Tell’ proved to be a universal story that is as relevant in the US as it is here in Australia.

The feedback from the premiere was clear, this story needs to be told

and shared as wide as possible.

The Children Of Phoenix Foundation is proud to announce we have been selected as a Charity Partner that has been afforded the honour of hosting special screening events of the upcoming film, ‘Don’t Tell’ which releases in cinemas nationally on May 18th 2017!

The film starring Jack Thompson, Rachel Griffiths, Aden Young, Sara West, Jacqueline McKenzie, Gyton Grantley, Susie Porter, Martin Sacks, Robert Taylor and Sara West, tells the story of a young woman who fought back after enduring sexual abuse at a prestigious private school.

With a dogged and determined local lawyer by her side, Lyndal took on the powerful church that denied her abuse for over a decade.

Based on true events that changed Australian child protection laws, it is a poignant story about finding the courage to stand up, speak out and fight against injustice.

Producer Scott Corfield said of the film, “An important Australian film like ‘Don’t Tell’ can only ever be brought to the screen when you have a cast and crew that completely invest themselves in the story and that’s exactly what we had with this film. I am so incredibly proud of the work everyone put into this inspiring true story and am thrilled to be finally showing it to an audience.”

“Considering the outstanding work Children of Phoenix Organisation does with survivors of sexual abuse, and also in raising awareness to help prevent future cases of child sexual abuse, your values align strongly with those of the team behind ‘Don’t Tell'”

The film provides an opportunity for open discussion of this important subject matter, and emphasises the imperative for zero tolerance towards sexual abuse to be shared in an entertaining and powerful way.

For more on the film, check out our story


Official Don’t Tell trailer:

On set cast comments:

Live cross to Jack Thompson with Sunrise:


One of Australia’s most loved and respected actors, Jack Thompson has appeared in numerous Australian and American films including the classic SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY (1975), THE CHANT OF JIMMIE BLACKSMITH (1978), BREAKER MORANT (1980), – which won him an Australian Film Institute award for Best Actor in a leading role, and the award for Best Supporting Actor at the Cannes International Film Festival. Other credits include THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER (1982), MERRY CHRISTMAS MR. LAWRENCE (1983), THE SUM OF US (1994), MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL (1997), THE ASSASSINATION OF RICHARD NIXON (2003), AUSTRALIA (2008), DON’T, THE GREAT GATSBY (2011), and most recently THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS.

In 1986 Jack was awarded Membership of the Order of Australia for his services to the Australian film industry. In 2009 Jack was awarded the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Australian Film and Television.

To view the Official Movie Flyer, click on the following link:  Don’t Tell – The Movie

Interview with Missy Higgins about her song Torchlight written and performed for Don’t Tell:

“The most exciting thing is that I have a single coming out THIS FRIDAY, a song called ‘Torchlight’ that I have written for an upcoming Australian film with an all-star cast called ‘Don’t Tell’. It is quite an extraordinary film: a true story about a courageous young girl seeking justice against the church. I really felt like I’d seen something special when I walked out of the preview the other day. I cried many, many tears (and it’s not often I cry during my own songs!) so please go and see it when it comes out. I feel incredibly honoured to have been a part of it. I should also add that the film was shot up in Toowoomba, so we decided to film the video clip up there also, at the Empire Theatre.” – Missy Higgins facebook post.

Don’t Tell movie review from Mamamia:

CoP’s first film screening cinema location was held at

Cinema Nova in Carlton (Vic) on 18th May 2017

Thank You for all your support!



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