MELBOURNE 15th – 23rd February 2014
“Another World is Happening”
The Transitions Film Festival returns to Cinema Nova this February, with an inspiring program of world-changing documentaries. This year’s festival includes two world premieres and seven films making their Australian screen debut. The festival begins on February 15th with free screenings on the Big Screen at Federation Square before moving to Cinema Nova for a week.
The films in this year’s Transitions Film Festival highlight the power, commitment and fortitude of individuals pushing themselves, against the odds, to create change: Aim High in Creation (opening night) follows an Australian filmmaker who infiltrates the impenetrable borders of North Korea on the quest to fight fracking, Easy Like Water tells the fascinating tale of an entrepreneur creating floating schools for submerged cities in Bangladesh, Musicwood tracks the most famous guitar-makers in the world on a jungle quest to save the acoustic guitar, and Project Wild Thing follows a man on a mission to ‘sell’ nature to children.
The power of youth is highlighted in Revolutionary Optimists, which tells the story of slum children who bring safe drinking water to their village for the first time, Growing Cities follows a team of students travelling the US in search of a solution to the global food crisis, Last Call tells the story of a team of young scientists challenging the fundamental assumptions of our civilization and Future of Energy showcases inspirational stories of the community groups that are laying the foundations for an international energy revolution that is taking off around the world.
After witnessing the David vs Goliath battles on the silver screen we will also hear from local heroes who are redefining what is possible as we transition to a new world.
This years Transitions Film Festival gives us stories of courage and novelty and show us that another world is already happening and we can all be a part of it.
Festival Trailer 2014
The Transitions Film Festival is Australia’s largest sustainability film festival, dedicated to showcasing inspirational documentaries about the social and technological innovations, revolutionary ideas and trailblazing change-makers that are leading the way to a better world.
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