The Transitions Film Festival returns to Cinema Nova this February, with an inspiring program of world-changing documentaries. This year’s festival includes two world premieres and seven films making their Australian screen debut. The festival begins on February 15th with free screenings on the Big Screen at Federation Square before moving to Cinema Nova for a week, concluding with an innovative weekend of Cinema By Demand screenings.

The films in this year’s Transitions Film Festival highlight the power, commitment and fortitude of individuals pushing themselves, against the odds, to create change: Aim High in Creation (opening night) follows an Australian filmmaker who infiltrates the impenetrable borders of North Korea on the quest to fight fracking, Easy Like Water tells the fascinating tale of an entrepreneur creating floating schools for submerged cities in Bangladesh, Musicwood tracks the most famous guitar-makers in the world on a jungle quest to save the acoustic guitar, and Project Wild Thing follows a man on a mission to ‘sell’ nature to children.

The power of youth is highlighted in Revolutionary Optimists, which tells the story of slum children who bring potable water to their village for the first time, Growing Cities follows a team of students travelling the US in search of a solution to the global food crisis, Last Call tells the story of a team of young scientists challenging the fundamental assumptions of our civilization and Future of Energy showcases inspirational stories of the community groups that are laying the foundations for an international energy revolution that is taking off around the world.

After witnessing the David Vs Goliath battles on the silver screen we will also hear from local heroes who are redefining what is possible as we transition to a new world.

This years Transitions Film Festival gives us stories of courage and novelty and show us that another world is already happening and we can all be a part of it.

Cinema By Demand

In addition to the core program, Transitions Film Festival is also bringing participatory programing to Australia in 2014 by including a weekend of ‘Cinema by Demand’. The festival will be using the crowd-funding platform Start Some Good to expand the festival program based on audience demand. Tickets for ‘by demand’ screenings will be available from the 15th of January until the 10th of February with successfully supported screenings to take place on the 22nd and 23rd of February at Cinema Nova.

Ticket Discounts & Offers

There are four ways  you can get concession priced tickets to festival screenings at Cinema Nova, (apart from –  the standard, official concession cards):

Get on your bicycle
Just present your helmet at the Cinema Nova box office

Bring in an old phone to recycle
Mobile Muster will be providing phone recycling tubes outside the Nova Box office. You will also go into the draw to win a fair trade hamper valued at over $200! Click here for terms and conditions

Buy in bulk
Buy a “10 pack”  to see all the festival films at concession prices. Go to the box office at Nova to purchase in bulk.

BIG TICKET holders
Present your SLF BIG TICKET to the box office for concession prices on ANY film at the festival.

The Transitions Film Festival is Australia’s largest sustainability film festival, dedicated to showcasing inspirational documentaries about the social and technological innovations, revolutionary ideas and trailblazing change-makers that are leading the way to a better world.

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