Transitions Film Festival returns this February, with an enthralling program of world-changing documentaries about the existential challenges, creative innovations and heroic pioneers helping us to envision a new normal.


One of this year’s highlights is Making a Mountain, which follows globally renowned architect Bjarke Ingles and his half-a-billion dollar quest to build an artificial ski-slope on a Copenhagen waste-to-energy power plant.


This project, known famously as ‘CopenHill’, is one of the world’s most stunning displays of sustainable architecture, and helps the city burn 70 tons of waste per hour, producing clean energy for 60,000 families, heating 120,000 homes and providing an innovative public space for the community to enjoy.


However, as explored in Making a Mountain, the decade long-journey to complete the iconic, innovative project was often an uphill battle, facing a number of unique challenges and setbacks.


Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG)’s dedication to this vision has ultimately resulted in an architectural marvel that provides one of the world’s greatest examples of ‘Hedonistic Sustainability’, which Ingles describes as when ‘sustainability actually becomes the more fun, the more enjoyable alternative to what we know.’


Making a Mountain presents this unbelievable feat in stunning detail, being described as a ‘cinematic construction site symphony,’ and will be available as a part of Transitions Film Festival’s 2021 virtual program commencing February 26th, which can be viewed here. 


Making a Mountain celebrates the combination of innovative design, the power of architectural expression, and the value of Hedonistic Sustainability, showing that a sustainable city is not just better for the environment, but also more enjoyable for its citizens.


Transitions Film Festival shares real inspiring stories, offers solutions to society’s greatest challenges and showcases local heroes and change-makers who are building a better world, which is exactly the trajectory Bjarke hopes CopenHill will inspire.


“Clean energy and skiable power plants are going to be the baseline of (today’s kids) imagination – the platform from which they will leap and propose new and wild ideas for their future,” he said.


“Standing at the peak of this human-made mountain that we have spent the last decade creating – makes me curious and excited to see what ideas this summit may spark in the minds of future generations.”


Transition’s screening of Making a Mountain is the Australian premiere, and is proudly supported by Hip V Hype and Matters Journal.


Making a Mountain, as well as the rest of the festival’s impressive lineup of titles, will be available virtually from February 26th – March 15th; for more information and to purchase tickets, head to the Transitions Film Festival website.

The event is finished.


Jun 23 2021


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