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Crowdfund a Local Documentary: Melbourne’s Growing Food Project

Posted in Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on April 11th, 2013

Growing Food Project_Screen Grab

The Growing Food Project is a short documentary exploring some of Melbourne’s urban agriculture practices and community food projects, where people are coming together to build local, fair and sustainable food systems.

There is a thriving energy of empowered local communities responding to food access and sustainability issues that aim to strengthen the way we produce and distribute local food. Community food projects improve the way we eat, reconnect us with nature, build relationships between neighbours and enhance our food culture.

The Growing Food Project is a documentary exploring some of Melbourne’s urban agriculture practices and alternative food systems, particularly those existing in the city’s inner north. By documenting and telling these amazing stories, this short film will capture the possibilities and practical solutions that lie in people’s hands & strengthen our local food system.

Our story so far… We have been filming at various community gardens and local food initiatives since Nov. 2012 and we now have a big job of editing ahead! Money raised from this campaign will go towards post-production and help us pay someone do a brilliant job at it.

Costs include: a professional editor, grading, sound design, sound mixing etc.

So far this project has been a labour of love by a team of committed volunteers, without any funding at all. However, we need your help to get the film out there!


‘No Impact Man’ film screening

Posted in Movements, Uncategorized by EcoCentre on August 15th, 2012

Monday 20 August 2012, 6.30pm
Port Phillip EcoCentre, St Kilda

Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.

A guilty new york liberal decides to practice what he preaches for one year: turns off the electricity; stops making rubbish; gives up tv, taxis and take away and becomes a walking, bicycling, composting, tree-hugging, polar bear saving local food eating citizen!

After the screening, there’ll be a post film discussion and action planning for a No Impact Day in the Port Phillip Region. Come and share your ideas.

Delicious snacks available. Entry by gold coin donation.

Our film nights are becoming increasingly popular. Be sure of a spot and book (no payment required at booking/gold coin donation requested on the night)

Enquiries: 03 9534 0670 / 0425 728 922

Venue: Port Phillip EcoCentre
Cnr. Blessington & Herbert St, St Kilda
(adjacent St Kilda Botanic Gardens)









Transitions Film Festival: Gala Launch and program

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on February 10th, 2012

11 February , 2012 7:00 pmto19 February , 2012 10:00 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, The Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, Red Energy, Hepburn Wind, Prosper Australia and

The program features an inspirational line-up of world-changing documentaries 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.

For more information about the program and session times click HERE or visit

Environmental Film Festival 2011

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on October 3rd, 2011

11 October , 2011 7:00 pmto16 October , 2011 7:30 pm