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Transitions Film Festival returns to Cinema Nova this February! + National Tour

BY Transitions Film Festival | 18-Jan-2017
Transitions Film Festival returns to Cinema Nova this February with an inspiring line-up of world-changing documentaries. The festival kicks off on the 16th of February and will tour to Sydney, Brisbane, and Adelaide.
There Will Be Water
Transitions Film Festival returns to Cinema Nova this February with an inspiring line-up of world-changing documentaries. The festival kicks off on the 16th of February and will tour to Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide.

This year's program showcases films about innovation, activism, and heroism, and covers a broad range of themes, including: ethical fashion, art, wellness, mindfulness, impact entrepreneurship, climate change, immortality, and the future of work and death in an age of automation.

The Festival opens with the Victorian premiere of How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change, the highly anticipated feature film from Oscar-nominated director of Gasland, Josh Fox, and closes with Power to Change: Energy Rebellion, a beautifully cinematic snapshot of the energy revolution taking place in Germany.

Other Festival highlights include The Age of Consequences, which looks at the impacts of climate change through a military lens, Wastecooking, which follows a quirky and gregarious Austrian on an adventure tour around Europe as he prepares feasts from food-scraps in an attempt to change the food system, and There Will be Water, a fly-on-the-wall film about an ambitious engineer and his attempt to solve food and water crises in the desert by using solar power to desalinate sea water.

The Festival will premiere four Australian feature documentaries, including: RAW, a beautifully uplifting story about two 60 year old Australians who attracted international media attention when they ran 366 consecutive marathons to promote the benefits of a RAW vegan diet, The Bentley Effect, an empowering portrait of the Northern Rivers’ successful resistance to fracking in NSW, Our Power, a harrowing look at the 45-day Hazelwood mine-fires and a communities transition to the clean energy economy, and Esteem, the latest film from Melbourne-based film maker Peter Charles Downey, which explores the relationship between personal psychology and the environment.

The Transitions Film Festival runs from the 16th of February until the 3rd of March at Cinema Nova.