Returning to Melbourne for the 7th year, Transitions Film Festival will be showing local and international documentaries aimed at empowering audiences to build a better world. Far-reaching themes cover the future of food, ocean health, big data, online privacy, climate change, animal welfare, renewable energy, social justice and the revolutionary potential of blockchain technology and artificial intelligence.
Opening with the Australian premiere of the powerfulFood Fighterwhich follows Ronni Kahn’s crusade as she partners with the United Nations, rubs shoulders with royalty and Jamie Oliver’s juggernaut, rifles through dumpster bins and holds government to account in her quest to end food waste in Australia, and closing with Albatross, the “soaring, sobering” debut feature film from internationally acclaimed artist and activist Chris Jordan, which explores the shocking consequences of plastics on our oceans and wildlife.
The Transitions Film Festival runs from the 22nd of February until the 9th of March at Cinema Nova before touring a selection of films to Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Darwin. In Melbourne, the Festival takes place as part of the Sustainable Living Festival Australia, which runs throughout February.
To celebrate, we have a double pass to give away to Within Formal Citiesscreening Wednesday 28th February at 6.15pm followed by panel discussion with Grimshaw Architects and Matters Journal. For your chance to win, head to the Transitions Film Festival ‘win’ page and enter the code MWITHINASSEMBLE.
Header image: Still from ‘Within Formal Cities’ directed by Brian Gaudia and Abe Drechsler, courtesy Transitions Film Festival.
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