By Travis Johnson

Presented as part of the national Sustainable Living Festival, Australia’s largest celebration of sustainable living, the 7th annual Transitions Film Festival hits Melbourne’s  Cinema Nova from February 22 to March 9 beofre oturing major cities across Australia.

A festival with a notably futurist bent, Transitions specialises in inspirational films about confronting the challenges of today and tomorrow, and the global trends that will set the course of our shared destiny.

Topics this year include climate change, ocean health, mindfulness, environmental justice, women in technology, universal basic income, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology and the future of food.

The full program drops later this month, but already announced are:

Albatross (Australian Premiere)
An immensely powerful meditation on the devastating impacts that plastic pollution is having on our ocean and bird life from internationally acclaimed artist Chris Jordan

The Gateway Bug (Filmmaker Q & A – Johanna B. Kelly)
Following the journeys of edible insect start-ups in America, The Gateway Bug explores how changing daily eating habits can feed humanity in an uncertain age, one meal at a time.

Amplify Her (Filmmaker Q & A – Ian Mackenzie)
A film, graphic novel and animated motion comic series that explores the rise of female artists in the electronic music scene.

Guardians of the Earth (International Premiere)
A look at the negotiations behind The Paris Agreement, when for the first time ever 195 nations committed to take action against climate change.

For more info, shoot over to the official site.


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