Doing it Ourselves

August 12, 2012 2:00 am

Doing It Ourselves aims to broaden understanding of the debt crisis and peak resources, and encourage action for the sake of personal preparedness, happiness and ethical living.

One of our first actions was getting a short animation made which is to be shown at the Noise Bar this Saturday. More details

The 48 Ecofilm Challenge

Can you write, shoot and edit a film that will change the world in only 48 hours?

The 48 EcoFilm Challenge is giving filmmakers the opportunity to leave their mark in the world in a unique competition taking place July 6-8, 2012. The winning film earns $5,000 in cash and a place in the Cannes film festival Short Film Corner. In total over $12,000 in cash will be awarded at the Awards ceremony on Friday July 27, 2012.

Competition open now. More details

Film Screening THE LAST SURVIVOR 31st May @ Bella Union

Arts in Action invites you to its inaugural Social Action Film Night @ Bella Union with a screening of The Last Survivor, a character-based documentary that presents the stories of genocide Survivors and their struggle to make sense of tragedy by working to educate, motivate and promulgate a civic response to mass atrocity crimes. Following the lives of survivors of four different genocides and mass atrocities – The Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo – The Last Survivor presents a unique opportunity to learn from the lessons and mistakes of our past in order to have lasting social impact on how we act collectively in the face of similar issues today. BOOK ONLINE @ Bella Union

“Each Survivor’s story is one of triumph over trauma, and we hope that audiences respond to their courage and perseverance as much as we have. When we made the film, our objective was not to dwell on the tragedies of the past, but rather to understand how we can prevent atrocities in the future.” Michael Pertnoy, the film’s Co-Director

Having shot on location in five countries across four continents, the film asks its audience to consider genocide as an atrocity that has occurred on nearly every single continent and one that affects all of us as human beings. By presenting these stories of loss, survival, and hope side by side, the film highlights the commonalities these individuals share both as Survivors and, more broadly, as human beings.

“It is impossible not to be moved and inspired by what each of them has been able to accomplish despite the tragedies they have endured”

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The Transitions Film Festival

February 11, 2012 7:00 pm to February 18, 2012 7:00 pm

The Transitions Film Festival is a visionary film program dedicated to showcasing ground-breaking  documentaries about our global culture in transition towards a sustainable future.

The festival takes place as part of the Sustainable Living Festival with the support of the United Nations Association of Australia (Victoria), the City of Melbourne, Red Energy, Hepburn Wind, Prosper Australia and

The program features an inspirational line-up of world-changing documentaries including national and international premiers and culminates with a free state-wide synchronised screening of Yann Arthus-Betrand’s spectacular film ‘Home’.

Screenings include live introductions by international filmmakers and NGO’s as well as an interactive short film forum hosted by the United Nations Association of Australia.

It is anticipated that many events will sell out. Book early to avaoid dissapointment. For more information about the program and session times click HERE or keep up to date on Facebook or Twitter

Green Screen – Climate Fix Flicks

November 24, 2011 11:00 pm to February 10, 2012 11:00 pm November 24, 2011 11:00 pm to February 10, 2012 11:00 pm November 24, 2011 11:00 pm to February 10, 2012 11:00 pm

Green Screen are seeking film submissions of between 30 seconds and 5 minutes that effectively communicate positive messages about a zero or low carbon, clean energy future. You may choose any genre or style that you like and we encourage participants to push creative boundaries and think outside the square. Green Screen: Climate Fix Flicks is open to everyone and the winning entry receives $5000. Submission DEADLINE is Friday 10 February 2012. Download the flyer and spread the word!

NEW PRIZES ADDED! Green Screen has added a further $5000 worth of cash prizes as well as an exclusive gold class cinema event for you and 30 of your friends. Find out more on our Prizes page.