Help us mobilize change.

Joing the experience and put your organisation directly in front of hundreds of people you care about. Filmtrotter unites the community as the most dynamic organizer of film screenings state wide gathering community leaders, entrepreneurs and all age family members. So far the festival has seen over 200 attendees in five different locations and we expect to reach 600 by 2018.

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Popup films for change

We believe in the power of communities leading their own change. That’s why we have created FilmtrotterOur itinerant festival brings screenings to community organisations to inspire positive changeIt is disruptive, mobile, grassroots and goes wherever a community is willing to bring it, support it and fill in a small venue of people open to new ideas and fun conversation.

Our theme this season is resilient farmers and we have selected two educational films to screen in collaboration with organisations like the Huon Producers’ Network, Farm Gate Market and Sustainable Living Tasmania.

To participate you can collaborate with us to bring a film to your community or attend one of our screenings of ‘The Market Gardeners toolkit’, and the ‘The Permaculture Orchard, beyond organic’.

About Filmtrotter

To bring one of our film screenings to your community, talk to one of your local community organisations and get people together that will support  and attend the event. Once you have people interested, get in contact to get an information package.
  • We have acquire the license of two documentaries, The Market Gardener’s toolkit and The Permaculture Orchard, beyond organic. The license grants “The Change Makers Tasmania” the right to publicly screen the titles listed above to an audience. Only valid for events hosted in Australia by “The Change Makers Tasmania”. No limit on time or number of screenings – as long as events are for non-profit purposes.
  • The not for profit license requires The Change Makers Tasmania to be the organiser, which means, if there is an Eventbrite or registration page for the attendees I would set it up and manage it on The Change Makers Tasmania name. Also we should be present on the screenings.
  • We don’t’ charge any fees for organising, managing the event or promoting the screenings.
  • Date must be coordinated with us. We recommend allowing for at least 6 weeks for organisation and promotion.
  • Ask your community group and event supporters what suits them (after work, weekend, daytime).
  • Avoid holidays and clashing with other events.
Venue must be fully accessible (ramps) and can be hired by us or by your community organisation. Be aware that whoever hires it might have to provide the event insurance.
  • We would require projector + speakers + laptop/computer (we bring our own) + cables + screen.
  • The first option is to hire a venue with AV. If venue can’t provide AV we can arrange the hire from a company of our choice at an estimated price of $450.
  • We will set up an Eventbrite page for registration like this ones
  • We will need you to provide your organisation’s details, logo, venue location/address and capacity.
  • Screenings are not for profit.
  • The cost to us of a screening is around $800-$1000 so we ask attendees for a $7-$10 donation at the door to help cover venue/AV/transport.
  • Sponsorships are welcome to help cover costs, so if you know of any organisations/businesses that would like to contribute, please get them on board and get us in contact with them. We can add their logos to the Eventbrite page and mentioned them on event day. Before approaching any sponsor you must consult with us to adhere to our sponsorship guidelines.
  • Filmtroter has a web page people can be referred to:
  • We will promote through our Facebook event page
  • We will do our best to promote through radio and printed media and encourage you to do it as well. We can provide you with a media release.
  • Get volunteers on board to spread the word and place posters. We will provide A4 and A3 colour posters on PDF.
  • Promotion material should say: organised by The Change Makers Tasmania and the name of your organisation.
  • We will bring tea and coffee, disposable cups, spoons, table cloth. A hot urn from the venue will be most welcomed.
  • If you wish to serve food before and during intermission please get the right permits. Not for profit food is welcomed.
  • Attendees that would like to volunteer are most welcome to help during the event with the setup, pick up and cleaning. Also with helping people network and talk to one another, local attendees can be really helpful at encouraging people to talk and meet others.
  • Set up 1-1.5 hours before film starts: AV set up and testing. Tea and food table. Chairs forming a semicircle.
  • Present film and organisations involved – 5 minutes.
  • Optional local guest speaker – 5 minutes.
  • Shout out: Anyone can take the stage and present/promote their project, ask for help – 20 seconds each.
  • Film starts.
  • Intermission half way film to chat and get tea/food – 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Film ends.
  • Thank you words at end – 2 minutes.
  • Pick up and clean up venue – 20 minutes.

Filmtrotter’s mission

  • Promote the discussion of social and environmental business practices through film and networking events.
  • Grow the value of social enterprises through community recognition and learning resources.
  • Grow the community of social entrepreneurs by presenting successful social enterprise role models that can be emulated.

About the films trotting around

The Market Gardeners toolkit

Duration 1 hour 18 minutes.
A film in which small-scale organic farmer, educator and author Jean-Martin Fortier shares the tools and techniques used on his highly productive 1.5-acre farm. From soil preparation to strategies on dealing with insect pests, discover how this micro-farm manages to generate $150,000 in sales annually – without the use of a tractor or any heavy machinery. Filmed over an entire growing season in Quebec’s beautiful Eastern Townships, the film offers an unprecedented insight into the daily operations of the farm, from seeding to transplanting, from weeding to harvesting.

The Permaculture Orchard: Beyond Organic

Duration: 1 hour 54 minutes.
A film that will teach you how to set up your own permaculture orchard at any scale. Based on 20 years of applied theory and trial and error, biologist and educator Stefan Sobkowiak shares his experience transforming a conventional apple orchard into an abundance of biodiversity that virtually takes care of itself. The concepts, techniques and tips presented in this film will help you with your own project, whether it is just a few fruit trees in your urban backyard, or a full-scale multi-acre commercial orchard.

More than Honey

Duration: 1 hour 31 minutes.
A film that takes us around the world to meet people living with and off honeybees. On our trip we meet almond growers in California, a Swiss mountain beekeeper, a neuroscientist investigating bee brains in Berlin, a pollen dealer in China, and a bee researcher in Australia. We even get to see “killer bees” invading the New World. We gain spectacular visual insights into the beehive – a fascinating world of fighting queens and dancing workers, of highly sophisticated swarm intelligence, where the individual constantly serves the requirements of the community.

Past Screenings 2016 & 2017


Date Time Location Capacity Attendees In collaboration with Film
26 Aug Friday 6 pm Town Hall, Cygnet 100 70 Huon Producer’s Network The Permaculture Orchard
22 Sep Thursday 6 pm Sustainable Living Tasmania, Hobart 50 46 Sustainable Living Tasmania The Permaculture Orchard
25 Sep Sunday 12 m Mathers House, Hobart 70 32 Farm Gate Market The Market Gardener’s Toolkit
4 March Saturday 6:30 pm Scout & Guide Hall, Huonville 100 35 Huon Producer’s Network The Market Gardener’s Toolkit
8 June Thursday 6:00 pm Okines Community House, Dodges Ferry 35 32 Okines Community Garden The Permaculture Orchard
14 Sep Thursday 6:00 pm Okines Community House, Dodges Ferry 35 33 Okines Community Garden The Market Gardener’s Toolkit

Please send us an email or give us a call if you wish to team up with us to bring a screening to your community. We look forward to working with you.