Countdown on to doco film fest

Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival artistic director Geoffrey Smith ahead of the festival that opens next Friday, July 19. Photo: Eve Lamb

Man Booker Prize winning writer Richard Flanagan and celebrated environmental activist Bob Brown will be among special guests at next week’s Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival.
Featuring 12 acclaimed documentary films screened over three days at Castlemaine’s Theatre Royal, the niche festival is enjoying a growing profile evident in pre-event ticket sales that are three times as strong as last time, notes the festival’s artistic director, Emmy-Award winning filmmaker Geoffrey Smith.
Now in its fifth year, the festival opens next Friday with a special “green carpet” event celebrating young climate strikers both local and global with the world premiere screening of the documentary Youth Unstoppable in its updated version that includes footage of Castlemaine’s own student climate strikers. Full story in today’s Mail … Friday, July 12, 2019

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.