Environmental Film Festival returns after decade-long hiatus

May 10, 2024 BY

BELOW: The Seeds of Vandana Shiva was the first film to screen as part of the Environmental Film Series return. Photo: CAMILLA BECKETT

FOR the first time in 10 years, the Surf Coast Energy Group’s (SCEG) environmental film series has returned with their first screening taking place on Tuesday last week.

Attendees gathered at the Anglesea Memorial Hall for the first film, where they learnt how to support

sustainable local food growers with a screening of The Seeds of Vandana Shiva.

SCEG first ran the film series between 2008 and 2014 where they inspired local action, starting a plastic bag-free initiative in Torquay following a film on the issue of plastics in the ocean in 2010.

“After each film we will invite guest speakers to contribute ideas and will present the audience with positive actions that they can take

to make a difference,” series creative director Perry Mills said.

“Whether that’s something big like installing solar panels on the house, or something small but powerful like writing to a politician.”

The recent screening included a discussion panel representing Torquay Farmers Market, The Common Ground Project, Kinsfolk Farm and Farm My School.

Coming up next is a screening of A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity, to be held on June 11 with a panel discussion to follow.

It’s expected the films will demonstrate, inspire, connect and support those passionate about making the environment around them more sustainable.

“The films and themes we are presenting have inspiring stories for a sustainable future,” Mr Mills said.

“It’s important to recognise that there is a lot that we can do.”

All films will be shown at the Anglesea Memorial Hall with the last screening on October 8.

For more information, including the full program and tickets, head to sceg.org.au/film-nights



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