Exploring solutions for a better world, Transitions Film Fest goes online

Now in its tenth year the documentary festival with a positive spin goes virtual. We talked to director Daniel Simons about the program and his latest reasons for hope.

This time last year we talked to Daniel Simons about the Transitions Film Festival and its prescient theme of ‘Resilience’. The bushfires raged, smoke shut down outdoor screenings, and the pandemic lurked on the horizon.

The fact that there is so much factual content available is the exact reason that festivals like ours are so vital. With the internet allowing us almost infinite options, it is multinational companies’ algorithms that are feeding people their information diets. 

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She was previously a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk