Festival goes digital to take on climate crisis

Transitions Film Festival offers nation wide virtual program

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HOT TOPIC: Climate change will be a major focus at this year's Transitions Film Festival. Pictured: a still from Sander Van Weert's film An Ocean Story.

HOT TOPIC: Climate change will be a major focus at this year's Transitions Film Festival. Pictured: a still from Sander Van Weert's film An Ocean Story.

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One of Australia's most thought provoking film festivals is transitioning to the web.

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IT is known for exploring challenges of our time and this year the Transitions Film Festival will make a transition of a different kind.

Having previously screened in Melbourne, Adelaide, Darwin, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane, this year organiser's will present a virtual program.

The festival will launch online on February 26, running until March 15, with films available throughout the nation.

All films will be available for the duration of the festival, with ticket holders able to watch them up to 72 hours after the point of purchase.

The festival presents documentaries focused on the existential challenges and the pioneers and creative innovations that can help us negotiate them.

This year's festival places a strong emphasis on the climate crisis following the 2019/20 bushfire season, with the theme to be explored in numerous films including Megafires.

The Hidden Life of Trees, is a documentary follow-up to the best-selling book which follows forester and author Peter Wohlleben as he takes audiences on a journey through the world's forests.

Making A Mountain follows renowned architect Bjarke Ingles on his quest to build an artificial ski-slope on a waste-to-energy power plant in Copenhagen.

An Ocean Story follows Dutch filmmaker Sander Van Weert as he searches for solutions to the greatest threats facing our oceans.

Tickets for single screenings are $12, or $9 concession. Festival passes are also available.

To purchase tickets, or for the full program, click here.

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