WHEN / 7th – 10th February 2017
TIME / See screening schedule 
WHERE / Big Screen, Federation Square – Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne

Presented in partnership with Pause Fest

Transitions Film Festival, in partnership with Pause Fest, is hosting 4 days of inspirational free content at Federation Square. From celebrities fighting on the front lines to solve the climate crises, to women revolutionising the world through business and tech, the films beaming out from the Big Screen will give you a ‘new perspective’ about the world we live in.

PROGRAM

Years of Living Dangerously (National  Geographic)

Years of Living Dangerously is an award-winning series with a lineup of passionate Hollywood actors, who share first-person accounts from locations—some shockingly close to home, others in far-flung corners of the globe—where the effects of climate change are most prevalent. Presented are the 3 episodes below.

More on this series:  http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/tv/years-of-living-dangerously/ Follow on Facebook / Follow on Twitter

 

Pause Fest Screenings @ Federation Square Big Screen

Safe Passage (50 min)

Actor Ty Burrell takes to the road to investigate the future of the US automobile industry while The West Wing’s Bradley Whitford meets those trying to turn global warming into a critical governmental issue.

Screening sessions: Tue 07/2: 12-2pm, 7-9pm  / Wed 08/2: 12-2pm, 7-9pm / Thu 09/2: 12-2pm

 

Pause Fest Screenings @ Federation Square Big Screen

A Race Against Time (50 min)

David Letterman travels to India where the government has committed to one of the most ambitious renewable energy plans on earth while SNL performer Cecily Strong looks into the future of solar power across the US.

Screening sessions: Tue 07/2: 12-2pm, 7-9pm / Wed 08/2: 12-2pm / Thu 12-2pm 

Pause Fest Screenings @ Federation Square Big Screen

Collapse of the Oceans (50 min)

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on the planet but as actor Joshua Jackson discovers, this is also where the impacts of climate change can be most profoundly experienced.

Screening sessions:  Wed 08/2: 7-9pm 

How To Build a Time Machine

Directed by Jay Cheels
2016 / 84 min / Canada

Screening: 7pm Thu 09/2  

How to Build a Time Machine follows two men, both of whom have set out on a quest to build their own time machines. Rob Niosi is a stop motion animator who has spent the last eleven years constructing a full-scale replica of the time machine prop from the1960 film adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novella, ‘The Time Machine’. Ron Mallett is a physicist from the University of Connecticut who was also inspired by H.G. Wells’ story. However, Ron’s machine isn’t a replica. Dr. Mallett believes he has figured out how to build a real, working time machine.

Through these stories, How to Build a Time Machine investigates our fascination with time travel and attempt to figure out what’s so appealing about reliving the past and foreseeing the future. The film examines the power of cinema and the ways in which science fiction storytelling has inspired real life scientific breakthroughs.

Great Unsung Women of Computing

A 3-part series by Kathy Kleiman, Jon Palfreman and Kate McMahon

USA /  2016 / 48 min

Screening sessions: Fri 10/2 12-2pm, 6-8pm

Great Unsung Women of Computing is a series of three remarkable documentary films that show how women revolutionized the computing and Internet technology we use today, inspiring female students to believe that programming careers lie within their grasp.

In the United States, women are vastly underrepresented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) fields, holding under 25% of STEM jobs and a disproportionately low share of STEM undergraduate degrees.

Episode 1: The Computers

Features the extraordinary story of the ENIAC Programmers, six young women who programmed the world’s first modern, programmable computer, ENIAC, as part of a secret WWII project. They programmed ENIAC without programming language (for none existed), and harnessed its power to perform advanced military calculations at lighting speeds. However, when the ENIAC was unveiled in 1946, the Programmers were never introduced and they became invisible. This stunning documentary features rare footage and never-before-seen interviews with the ENIAC Programmers. 70 years later, this is their story.

Episode 2: The Coders

Tells the story of two extraordinary women, Sarah Allen and Pavni Diwanji whose technologies revolutionized the Internet: Sarah co-invented Flash, the first multimedia platform supporting video, graphics, games and animation for the internet, while Pavni invented the Java servlet to allow web applications to respond quickly to requests from users everywhere.

Episode 3: The Future Makers

Andrea Colaço, a young MIT PhD, shares her dream of a world in which we interact with our smart devices using natural hand gestures, not static keyboards or touchpads. She invented 3D “gestural recognition technology” and co-founded 3dim to develop and market it. In 2013, 3dim won MIT’s $100K Entrepreneurship Prize and launched Andrea towards her dream of innovation and changing the world.

SheStarts


A documentary series by BlueChilli
2016 / AUSTRALIA

Screening sessions: Fri 10/2 12-2pm, 6-8pm

SheStarts is a 32-week documentary series following the lives of ten women building global tech companies with the SheStarts accelerator program. The first two episodes go behind the scenes of the gruelling validation bootcamp, where 20 teams of female founders battled it out for $100,000 in pre-seed investment and a spot in the 8 month accelerator.

Episode 1: Bootcamp (5.32 min)

What does it take to start a global tech company? How do you know if the world actually wants the product you’re creating? Episode 1 takes us behind the scenes of startup bootcamp, where 20 female-led startups have been selected from hundreds of applicants to take part in a rapid validation process and pitch for a spot in the SheStarts accelerator, with $100,000 each in investment up for grabs.

SheStarts Episode 2: Pitch Day

What do you say when you’ve got just 30 seconds to get someone’s attention? How do you take a complicated business idea and translate it into a concise and compelling pitch? Episode 2 takes us into the room as the startup founders get ready to pitch for $100,000 and the chance to make their dreams a reality.

 

SCREENING SCHEDULE


Tuesday 07/02

12pm –  2pm

Years of Living Dangerously – Safe Passage (50 min)

Years of Living Dangerously – A Race Against Time (50 min)

7pm – 9pm

Years of Living Dangerously – Safe Passage (50 min)

Years of Living Dangerously – A Race Against Time (50 min)

 

Wednesday 08/02

12pm –  2pm

Years of Living Dangerously – Safe Passage (50 min)

Years of Living Dangerously – A Race Against Time (50 min)

7pm – 9pm

Years of Living Dangerously – Safe Passage (50 min)

Years of Living Dangerously – Collapse of the Oceans (50 min)

 

Thursday 09/02

12pm – 2pm

Years of Living Dangerously – Safe Passage (50 min)

Years of Living Dangerously – A Race Against Time (50 min)

7pm – 9pm

How to Build a Time Machine (84 min)

Friday 10/02

12pm – 2pm

Great Unsung Women of Computers – Ep 1 The Computer (19.55 min)

Great Unsung Women of Computers  – Ep 2 The Coders (17.14 min)

Great Unsung Women of Computers  – Ep 3 The Future Makers (11.09 min)

SheStarts Episode 1 Bootcamp (5.32 min)

SheStarts Episode 2 Pitch Day (6.50 min)

 

6pm – 8pm

Great Unsung Women of Computers – Ep 1 The Computer (19.55 min)

Great Unsung Women of Computers  – Ep 2 The Coders (17.14 min)

Great Unsung Women of Computers  – Ep 3 The Future Makers (11.09 min)

SheStarts Episode 1 Bootcamp (5.32 min)

SheStarts Episode 2 Pitch Day (6.50 min)