The festival ran from 1pm until 9.40pm and included afternoon tea and dinner prepared and served by the Swanpool Catering Team and volunteers.
The first two of our guest speakers have provided their presentations in pdf format to be made available on the BSFG website. Full details about the Festival Programme.
Sue Lebish, Chief Executive Officer, Winton Wetlands titled her presentation ‘Winton Wetlands: A Story of Hope and Renewal’. Download Sue's presentation. The film screened in the first session was The Rights of Nature, A Global Movement. Watch the film.
Professor David Karoly, Hon. Prof. University of Melbourne, Climate Council Australia titled his presentation ‘Update on Climate Change Science, Impacts and Solutions for Victoria. Download David's presentation. The film screened in the second session was Greenhouse by Joost.
Our final session was introduced by Landcare Facilitator Claire Birch, https://www.landcarevictoria.org.au/donate. After describing the work of Landcare, Claire introduced Bertram Lobert from the Save our Strathbogie Forest Group, https://strathbogiesustainableforests.wordpress.com/. With support from group members Bert presented recent actions which have resulted in the cessation of logging in the Strathbogie Forest. Video supported the groups presentation.
The final film screened was the Bob Brown film The Giants, https://www.thegiantsfilm.com/.
The 2023 Festival was the 10th anniversary of the Swanpool Environmental Film Festival. Professor David Karoly spoke at our first festival in 2013.
Thank you to the ongoing contributions from our supporters in enabling another successful Swanpool Environmental Film Festival in 2023. The $30 entry to the festival covers the cost of afternoon tea and dinner.