Sawtell First Avenue Cinema will host the feature film Black Gold to mark the opening of the festival.
Sawtell First Avenue Cinema will host the feature film Black Gold to mark the opening of the festival.

Curtains up for film festival

COME one, come all to enjoy the inaugural Coffs Coast Local Food Film Festival kicking off on Thursday June 3.

Sawtell First Avenue Cinema will host the feature film Black Gold to mark the opening of the festival.

Black Gold is just one of the documentaries to show at Sawtell, Bowraville and Bellingen.

“These documentaries are a fantastic opportunity for local audiences to learn more about what a sustainable and resilient food system is locally and globally,” Festival organiser Shana Henry said.

“The way we treat the soil, the way we treat the oceans, the way we treat the people who do the hard work of producing our food – all this has to change.”

The festival is part of the Coffs Coast Local Food Alliance’s Local Food Futures Project, funded by the NSW Environmental Trust. It is also being supported by major sponsors Coffs Harbour Growers’ Market and North Coast TAFE, as well as a large number of businesses and non-profit organisations.

In the Nambucca Valley, films will be shown at the Bowraville Theatre on Saturday, June 5, 12 and 19 all beginning at 2pm. June 5: Black Gold and The Price We Pay. June 12: The End of the Line. June 19: Dirt! The Movie.

Full details of all screenings are available at the festival website: www.coffscoastlocalfoodfilmfestival.org.au.

Tickets are $10 adult, $7 youth or concession for a single session and $15 adult, $10 youth or concession for the double and special sessions at the start and end of the festival.

Tickets are available at the Hub in First Avenue, Sawtell, as well as at Guru Foods, Church Street Bellingen, and Kev’s Fruit and Veg shop, Macksville.



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