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2018 | 77 min | CANADA
Directed by: Matthieu Rytz

In 2020, Transitions Film Festival heads south for the first time for a night of impact, hosted by the City of Port Phillip.  Join us south of the river, get inspired, and learn how you can be part of the climate conversation and action.

The night features impact shorts and is followed by a podcasted discussion hosted by Climactic Radio.

Rising sea levels threaten to destroy the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. Anote’s Ark follows Kiribati’s then-President, Anote Tong on his mission to find a way to protect his nation’s people and bring international attention to the country’s existential dilemma. 

The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati, population of 100,000, is one of the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise.

While Kiribati’s President Anote Tong races to find a way to protect his nation’s people and maintain their dignity, many Kiribati are already seeking safe harbour overseas.

Set against the backdrop of international climate and human rights negotiations, Anote’s struggle to save his nation is intertwined with the extraordinary fate of Tiemeri, a young mother of six, who fights to migrate her family to New Zealand. At stake is the survival of Tiemeri’s family, the Kiribati people, and 4,000 years of Kiribati culture.

 This confronting story works as a looking glass into the future, and warns of the devastatingly real and life changing affects climate change will have on the rest of the world if immediate action is not taken.


(16:00 min | Australia) Directed by Luke Taylor

AACTA award winning film Home Front documents the existential threat of climate change from a uniquely Australian economic and national security perspective.

(3:58 min | Australia) Directed by Rob Plaza

We are a constantly evolving culture. A culture eternally cycling, dying, and rebirthing. The cities we live in, the jobs we have shape our direction in where we go, but are we heading in the right direction? With the constant noise of machines and growing infrastructure we sometimes forget what silence sounds like. It’s time to remember.

(4:18 min | USA ) Spencer Sharp featuring Prince Ea

Three Seconds is an epic presentation of where humanity stands today and how we must all work together to make it to the fourth second. 1st Prize Short Film Winner of the Film4Climate Global Video Competition 2016 presented by Connect4Climate and partners.

(4:19 min | Australia) Directed by Charlie Distefano

We have only 11 years to prevent the planet from irreversible climate change. As told through the eyes of 16 year old filmmaker, Charlie Distefano 11 Years is a visual art interpretation about the time we have left.



Fam Charko
Marine Biologist, Port Phillip EcoCentre

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Julia Pieters
Environmentalist and Sustainability Lead for City of Port Phillip’s Youth Advisory Council

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Charlie Di Stefano
Filmmaker and Actor
(11 Years)

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Mark Spencer
Founder of