Show the light: Arts centre launches community-building film festival

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This year, a key feature on the annual Geelong Sustainable Living Festival is the inaugural Geelong Environmental Film Festival (GEFF), which will be held on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th of February at GPAC in Geelong.

Our guests in the Sustainable Studio on 3 February 2016 are two of the key players behind this new initiative in Geelong: Jane Millett, operations manager at Geelong Performing Arts Centre, and Suzette Jackson, director of the Geelong Environmental Film Festival.



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“More than just a film festival, what you will see is the community working on solutions, discussing how do we as a community step forward and take up some of important issues of our time, how do we protect our well-being and our environment, how do we tackle the issues of air pollution and climate change? How do we go about it, and what are the options that we have in front of us?” says Suzette Jackson, director of Geelong’s new film festival.

“At the same time, it is about story-telling, and how the arts can play a role in creating collaboration, inspiration and engagement,” adds Jane Millett from Geelong Performing Arts Centre, which hosts the new film festival.



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Inaugural Geelong Environmental Film Festival

The Geelong Environmental Film Festival connects the creative arts, filmmakers, environmental groups and researchers, providing opportunities for new networks and connections. Explore ideas in panel sessions and continue discussions into the session breaks.

The festival’s theme this year is ‘Creative Arts and Ecology’ with a focus on water, aquatic ecosystems and regional stories.

The festival’s opening night will be launched by Councillor Andy Richards. Feature films include the recently released ‘Ever the Land’, local film ‘Melbourne Downunder’ and Baykeepers, amongst many more. Trailers for these films are available online.

The GPAC café will be open throughout the festival with the bar open evenings.

Make it your weekend of film, stay local and enjoy the cities cafes, and restaurants and explore the regions amazing natural and urban environments.


Expo and panel discussions
The film festival will provide an expo and youth leadership forum as well as animated, short and feature films paired with panel discussion with regional experts in filmmaking, storytelling, scientific research and the environment.

The Expo will bring together environmental and sustainability groups from the Barwon region, western district and Ballarat to network and promote environmental education, storytelling and activities.

The Youth Leadership film forum will bring secondary school students together with key environmental youth and young leaders to discuss climate change, messaging and communication ideas. (More info below)

The inaugural Geelong Environmental Film Festival in February 2016 is presented by The Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Future Proofing Geelong and Innate Ecology

» For more information about the film festival, go to www.gpac.org.au

» Get your festival ticket on www.gpac.org.au

» Read more about GPAC’s Education Program, gpac:ed

» Link up with GPAC on Facebook



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Youth Leadership Forum

The Youth Leadership Forum is for school groups or small groups of young people (accompanied by an adult) that will hopefully be able to take the knowledge they have learned from the forum to implement change in their school or community.

The forum is on 19 February 2016, runs from 12:30pm to 2:30pm and is free to attend.

Would you child’s school be interested in bringing a groups of students? You just need to register your attendance with Kelly Clifford, Youth and Education, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, phone 03 5225 1207, email: kelly@gpac.org.au



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Sustainable Living Festival Geelong 2016

During the festival, Geelong will be hosting Costa Georgiadis from Gardening Australia and Tim Silverwood from Take 3 for the Sea. Join them for some great events and feel free to share this info with your networks:

Friday 12 February
Johnstone Park Nightjar Market, 6.15pm – 7.15pm, see Costa and Tim on stage and Sustainability tent.

Saturday 13 February
Warralilly Wildlife corridor walk and picnic with Costa, 10.00am-12.30pm.
Matthew Flinders urban garden 1st birthday and recycled arts workshop, 1.00pm-2.30pm. Costa will be there at 1.00pm.
City Harvest launch at the Farmers Place, 5.30pm- 6.00pm. Call 0499 333 093 to make a booking.

Friday 19 February
Geelong Environment Film Festival launch, GPAC with Tim Silverwood, 5.00pm-8.30pm.

Saturday 20 February
• Geelong Environment Film Festival, GPAC, 10.00am-9.00pm. For tickets and program visit  GPAC

Friday 26 February
Geelong Green Carpet Awards, GPAC, 6.00pm-8.30pm. Celebrate our local environmental heroes with MC Costa.
RSVP: Tuesday 23rd February 2016, samsmith@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

Saturday 27 February
• See Costa at Pako Festa, 1.00-4.30pm, at the handmade and locally grown stage.


The festival is supported by Future Proofing Geelong

» PDF of the Sustainable Living Festival Geelong 2016 flyer

» Event details can also be found here: www.slf.org.au/events/geelong-festival – and here: www.geelongaustralia.com.au/slf



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Battery revolution

“We all know fossil fuels have got to go, and this is a way of you and your family being able to contribute to that, or your business or your local community, and it is a way of contributing to a future that everybody will look back and say, ‘Yes, I was in there first!’”
Professor Peter Newman – Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute


“If energy companies ignore them, they will watch their businesses crumbling in front of them.”
Kobad Bhavnagri


The 28-minute tv-report ‘Battery powered homes’ on was broadcasted on ABC Catalyst on Tuesday 2 February 2016.
It is an example of some new cleantech future optimism on mainstream tv. ABC wrote:

“There’s a power revolution heading for our homes – a device that allows you to take power into your own hands. Its batteries, home batteries, and they’ve been called the holy grail of renewables – the key to the transition away from fossil fuels. Australia is at the vanguard of this revolution – we will be one of the first countries in the world to experience the transition to the battery powered home. Find out how you can be part of it.”

» All Australians should watch this! Watch it now, here: www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/4398364.htm


Narration: “Zinc-bromine flow batteries exist already. They use a liquid to transport the changed particles, which has its advantages, but they’re too big to fit in a phone or computer. Thomas’ breakthrough idea was to take a zinc-bromine battery, but instead of a liquid, use a gel. So why a gel? Well, it’s neither a liquid nor a solid, but you get the advantages of both. And that includes being able to move ions quickly, so you get rapid charging.”

Dr Jonica Newby: “So how quickly does it charge?”

Professor Thomas Maschmeyer: “We can get it down to just a few minutes.”

“Really? So you’re saying I could charge my phone in just a few minutes.”

“In just a few minutes. And not just your phone, but also your car.”

Narration: Already the batter is running at 90% efficiency, which is higher than in your mobile phone. It has a longer lifetime and zinc is cheaper than lithium.

Dr Jonica Newby: “So if this becomes commercialised, it’s cheaper, you can charge it faster, it lasts longer…”

Professor Thomas Maschmeyer: “And the gel is made out of a fire-retardant material.”


» ABC – 21 October 2015: Home battery storage to ‘revolutionise’ solar industry in Australia: Climate Council report



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