Cairns, Australia: First Sustainable Film Festival Will Show Four Movies on Outdoor Screen

. The Mission Beach Film Festival, to be held from November 6 7, will purchase carbon credits to offset its carbon footprint, and will conduct a re-vegetation project involving the planting of 1,000 trees. Dunk Island and Bedarra, which were acquired by Pamoja Capital on 21st September 2009, supports the sustainable theme. Newly appointed CEO, Darren Cann, says, The Mission Beach Film Festival is an ideal fit for the Islands. The sustainability focus of the program aligns perfectly with the environmental sensibilities of the McCall MacBain foundation. Pamoja Capital is particularly excited about the Mission Beach Film Festival as it marks the beginning of a close working relationship with the local community. The festival is the first of many community and environmental initiatives the group intends to be involved with. Dunk Island will be showing four films over three days in an outdoor cinema. The festival program will present films that celebrate the natural world, and inspire viewers with stories of remarkable people and places. It will be held at numerous venues on the mainland, as well as running an ‘island program' on Dunk Island. This is an exciting new initiative for Dunk Island, says Cann. It is the first time we have set up an outdoor movie facility on the island. It provides yet another activity for our guests to enjoy, while supporting and extending the reach of the festival. Dunk Island is offering a special promotion for filmgoers, including 2 tickets to any MBFF movie on the island, accommodation for two in a garden room and all meals for only $348 per night. The first 10 MBFF package bookings will receive a complimentary upgrade to a beachfront room. source-

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