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The Brisbane Film Feast brings foodie films to town

We know that having good eating habits doesn’t just mean occasionally having a green juice with our pancakes or recycling our wine bottles. It also means wasting less, supporting our local farmers, encouraging the next generation of food growers and thinking about what we put on our plates – and what we shouldn’t be. The Youth Food Movement Australia believes in helping young people do just that, arming them with the skills, knowledge and experience to build a good food future. But they know young people don’t want to read dull news articles, so they run out-of-the-box events to get people talking all things food and agriculture – like the upcoming Brisbane Film Feast this weekend. Taking over the South Brisbane Sailing Club (68 Hill End Terrace, West End) on Saturday August 15, they’ll be presenting 4 short films about creating a sustainable food future at 3pm and 5.45pm. But it wouldn’t be a film feast without real food, not just what’s on the big screen, so there will also be local food stalls, food tastings, a bar and demonstrations on how to upgrade your eating habits. You can head along and just visit the food stalls, or fork out a measly $12 for a ticket to the films, BYO blanket required. You’ll even get a free goodie bag to take home and start your own sustainable food journey. So if you’re curious about the Australian food system, get to know it over a pint and a plate at the inaugural Brisbane Film Feast this weekend. Words by Ranyhyn Akui