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Environment Centre NT - protecting nature, living sustainably, creating climate for a change

Transition Film Festival Darwin 2018 a wonderful success!

We would like to thank all of our supporters, sponsors, and volunteers who made the Transition Film Festival Darwin 2018 a wonderful success.

 

This year with the support of the NT Government and Inspired NT, the Transitions Film Festival (TFF) was held over seven days, with five venues across Darwin and Katherine. The Environment Centre NT (ECNT) showed six engaging documentaries and two NT short films. The support of the Darwin and Katherine community was inspiring and heartening.

 

Our opening night was on Friday 15th June at the Territory Wildlife Park, where we presented the documentary ‘The Last Animals’ preceded by the premiere of the NT short film ‘Sugar Bags Blues’. This was a unique evening where attendees had the opportunity to enjoy the films, drinks, and food. It was also a great chance to learn more about the important work that the Territory Wildlife Park does.

 

This splendid beginning led nicely into our second day at the Nightcliff foreshore. We had over 150 people came along to watch the documentary ‘Albatross’. Michelle Harle from Waste Free NT and Nick Fewster from Conservation Volunteers Australia joined this event to talk about how plastic pollution is damaging our planet and what we can all do about it. On Sunday we had relaxed sessions at the Museum and Art Gallery NT, where we showed the documentaries ‘Living the change’ and ‘Unseen Enemy’.

 

The Monday evening at the Deckchair began with an informative and enlivened conversation as part of the Science@Sunset program. Industry, scientists, recreational fishers and environmentalists discussed the threats and solutions for the NT Marine Environment. This was followed by the powerful documentary 'Chasing Coral'. Voted as one of the all-time top 3 climate change movies, it is worth checking out on Netflix if you missed our showing. The Tuesday Deckchair sessions presented the NT short film ‘Water is Life’ and the documentary ‘Unfractured’.

 

TFF visited Katherine for the first time on Saturday 23 June. On our first day, we screened the documentaries ‘Albatross and ‘Unseen Enemy’. On Sunday 24 June we presented ‘Chasing Coral’ and ‘Unfractured’. It was great to engage the Katherine community and generate conversations on important environmental issues.

 

We would like to acknowledge and express our gratitude to our sponsors who made this festival possible.

 

We also would like to thank our raffle sponsors who helped us with prizes for our raffle. Please support these businesses whenever you can as they have supported us over many years.

And finally, but not least a big thanks to our wonderful volunteers, cake makers, raffle tickets sellers for helping us make this a successful event.

 

Thanks to all those who attended and contributed to this year's Transitions Film Festival in Darwin and Katherine.