Transition Tatura 2018 Film Festival will focus on waste

By Madeleine Caccianiga

The problems with waste will be the topic for the fifth annual Transition Tatura 2018 Film Festival this month.

The festival will look at problems with food waste, plastic waste and pollution and how to mitigate issues by reducing the production or consumption of the many issues people have created.

The day will include the screening of many short films and keynote film, A Plastic Ocean.

Transition Tatura member Ross Musolino said guest speakers would enhance the day.

‘‘Emcee for the day, Nickee Freeman will also present many snippets from her (and those around her) efforts to successfully reducing the volume of waste from a local school,’’ Mr Musolino said.

He said speakers would encourage viewers to apply the ideas and processes in and around Tatura, Greater Shepparton and towns and cities across the world.

Guest speakers include City of Greater Shepparton waste education officer Hilary Grigg, farmer and businessman Ian Bertram, Coffee+ owner Michelle Keen, Boomerang Bags representative Leeane Button and children from Bright Zero Plastic will entertain and educate.

Mr Musolino said Transition Tatura received support from Tatura Rotary Club, Tatura Lions Club and Tatura Dental Care to help bring this year’s film festival to fruition.

Registration starts at 10am on Saturday, August 25, for a 10.30am start at Gallery Cafe, 115 Hogan St, Tatura.

‘‘The day will, once again, be held at the wonderful Gallery Cafe with ample parking at rear and there will be morning tea on arrival plus lunch, afternoon tea, nibbles and endless tea and coffee...you won’t go home hungry,’’ Mr Musolino said.

Tickets on the day cost $35 for adults and $25 for children.

Discounted tickets are on sale from ticketbooth.com.au, costing $30 for adults and $20 for children (up to 16).