On the weekend of November 14-16, Transition Town Totnes will be holding the first Transition Film Festival. Some 20 screenings will be held, at the town’s Civic Hall and across the square at Bogan House. The films, drawn from around the world, feature a wide range of ground-breaking initiatives – around seeds (“Seeds of Justice”), resilience (“Easy Like Water”), urban farming (“Growing Cities”), the global leadership of women (“Arise”), eco-villages (“Grasp the Nettle”), art (“Sick-Amour”), transport (“Bicycle”) and much more. The programme includes hands-on Workshops with local film-makers, children’s matinees and discussions with directors. Tickets from Harlequin Bookshop in High St, Transition Town Totnes office in Fore St, online at www.transitionfilmfestival.org.uk, or on the door.
Here is the timetable for the Festival:
FRIDAY 14th Nov
6pm Launch: reception, Civic Hall
8pm Forever Flowing 15′ Words from the Edge 50′ Easy Like Water 58′ – with Rob Hopkins, Emilio Mula & Jacqi Hodgson
SATURDAY 15th Nov
10am workshop – community film-making
10.30am TED animations for Young People
10.30am The Story of Stuff 10′ Eigg Electric 10′ The Story of Solutions 20′ One Plastic Beach 8′
12pm All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace Parts 1 & 2 120′
12.30pm BRUNCH Civic Hall
2pm Growing Cities 93’
2pm Idle Threat 30′ Coastal Conversations 17′ The Estuary 4′
3.30pm Encounters Films 20’ An Autumn Diary 30′ – with director Philip Davidson
4pm Prophets & Loss 49’ – with director Nick Hart-Williams
5.15pm Aluna 86’
5.30pm All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace – Part 3 60’ – with director Adam Curtis
7pm Civic Hall Cafe Supper
7pm The Man Who Stopped the Desert 64′
8pm Premiere of Arise 78′
8pm The Real Dirt on Farmer John 82′
10.15pm Film Jam with Emilio Mula
SUNDAY 16th Nov
10am Film-maker workshop – animation
10am tbc Project Wild Thing 70’ Mathieson Music School 45′
10am Endless Summers 33′ Broke 8′ Give & Take 9′ Juliette of the Herbs 75′
12.30 Film-maker workshop – interviewing
12.30pm BRUNCH Civic Hall
2pm Seeds of Freedom 30’ & Preview of Seeds of Justice 32’ – with director Jess Phillimore
4pm Urban Mosaic Interventions 13′ Grasp the Nettle 89′
6pm Sick-Amour 33′ Pumping 4’– with director Joel Tauber
7pm Civic Hall: Feedback
7.30 Civic Hall Café Supper
8.15pm Bicycle 87′
PROGRAMME and EARLY BIRD tickets now available!
Check out the programme and get your discounted early-bird tickets via thewebsite, available now. There are over 40 short and feature-length films, workshops with local filmmakers, children’s matinees, and discussions with film directors. Tickets are also available at the TTT office at 43 Fore Street, and the Harlequin bookshop on the High Street, from November 1st.
Don’t miss the free Festival Launch, with a beer and wine reception onFriday 14th November between 6 and 7pm at Totnes Civic Hall. The box office opens at 5pm. For full details of the weekend’s events, and to book tickets, please visit the Transition Film Festival site.
A keen team of volunteers is needed to help with the Film Festival. Whether you’re a filmbuff looking to get close to the action, a keen baker, or simply wish to lend a hand, there are a variety of supporting roles for volunteers, who will benefit from free tickets, in these areas: – Box Office, Ushers & hosts, Cafe and cakes, Technical support, and Publicity.
Please email Vaughn to get involved or contact the TTT office.