Environmental Film Festival Australia

Environmental Film Festival Australia

Environmental Film Festival Australia brings the best local and globally produced enviro films to Australian communities

Melbourne (Oct 22-30, 2020)

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During the first two weekends of June, our friends Zero Waste Victoria are hosting their Zero Waste Festival - a diverse lineup of live interviews, panels, workshops and discussions - available online from anywhere in the world. Learn from a range of sustainable living professionals who are combining their unique skills and wisdom to design a less wasteful way of life. You can sign up via their website: http://zerowastevictoria.org/ Artwork by Carla Scotto Art. #zerowastefestival2020 #zwfestival #zerowastefestival
What better time to switch off your lights and dream a little? Join millions across the world this Saturday March 28 for Earth Hour and switch off your lights at 8:30 pm to raise your voice for the environment. How will you celebrate Earth Hour? Let us know by sharing a 10-second, super short film on your Instagram story this Saturday night. Go to www.earthhour.org.au to sign up, then be sure to tag @envirofilmfest and #switchoff in your story by midnight Saturday for your chance to win a double pass to an Environmental Film Festival Australia shorts session later this year!
Get your environmental film fix at Transitions Film Festival this week! Catch GLOBAL THERMOSTAT tomorrow night at Cinema Nova, exploring the best man-made interventions to combat global warming. Then see AFTER TOMORROW - the follow-up to the French smash hit documentary TOMORROW, which sparked a global movement of environmental changemakers - on Wednesday night at the Brunswick Mechanics Institute. Don't miss out! More info and tickets at: https://bit.ly/2Pl9uXf
With two weeks to go until Transitions Film Festival, now's the time to check out their fantastic line-up of documentaries inspiring a better future! Highlight environmental documentaries include CONVOY, SANCTUARY, THE STORY OF PLASTIC and opening night film THE GREAT GREEN WALL, capturing an ambitious vision to grow an 8,000km wall of trees along Africa's Great Green Wall. More information and tickets at: bit.ly/31oayyn Pictured: THE GREAT GREEN WALL
JOIN OUR TEAM | We're seeking film programmers to find and curate the best environmental films from around the world. Sparking environmental action has never mattered more, and this is a great opportunity to join our 100% volunteer team and really make a difference at #EFFA2020! Applications close Tuesday 28 January. More at: https://bit.ly/2NLLlYU
EFFA CLOSING NIGHT | Get your Friday night feels on with Jim and Jean Thomas, who saved this beautiful creature from extinction! See #EFFA2019 out on a high, with our closing night screening of INTO THE JUNGLE, followed by our party at Palace Westgarth. Jim and Jean, ex-Melbourne zookeepers, moved to the remote mountains of PNG to work with locals, saving the tenkile tree kangaroo from extinction. See the inspirational film, hear from the award-winning Jim and Jean, meet the filmmaker Mark Hanlin, then enjoy canapés and drinks in the cinema courtyard, as we wrap another year of EFFA! Tickets are $25 including food and drinks after the film. 6.45pm Fri 1 Oct at Palace Cinemas Westgarth. BOOK NOW: bit.ly/2BWnCin
What's so special about this fashion? As well as being beautiful, it's made out of mushrooms! We had a chat with the designer behind this sustainable fashion initiative, Melbourne's Amanda Morglund, whose ingenuity has taking her all the way to presenting at the Copenhagen Youth Fashion Summit. Amanda's work is the subject of MYCELIUM MADE, a short film featuring in our AUSTRALASIAN SHORTS session. Read the interview in the link below, and see the short film tomorrow night. AUSTRALASIAN SHORTS: 6.45pm Thursday 31 Oct at Palace Westgarth. Book now: bit.ly/2JycNY7 Read the blog interview: bit.ly/2q8bVT1
Join us tonight for a very special post-film panel with Wurundjeri Woiwurrung Elder, Aunty Annette Xiberras, who has been working in Aboriginal cultural heritage for over 30 years. Having worked on a host of advocacy and human rights campaigns over many years, Aunty Annette is also the Founder and Managing Director of Urban Colours, a professional cultural heritage and flora and fauna management planning and advisory company, which has been working on Country and beyond since 2006. Aunty Annette will be joined by Wotjobaluk Elder Uncle Ron Marks. Together they will discuss handing down knowledge about protecting our land over generations - the theme of tonight’s film at EFFA, TITIXE, which explores the loss of a Mexican family’s Elder, and with him, connection to Country. This session will be hosted by NITV's Rachael Hocking. TITIXE AND INDIGENOUS ELDERS PANEL: Tonight, 6.45pm at Palace Westgarth. Book now at: bit.ly/2NqfxaW This session was made possible with the support of Darebin City Council.
The buds have burst and it's time for harvest. Just one thing is missing - the grandfather who has passed away, taking generations of knowledge about cultivating land with him. TITIXE captures the moving story of a Mexican family who grieve their patriarch and their connection to country, in a fascinating reminder of what we all stand to lose when Elders' and their knowledge are lost forever. This film will be followed by a special panel with Indigenous Elders discussing connection to country in a local context. TITIXE: 6.45pm Wednesday 30 Oct at Palace Westgarth. #EFFA2019 is on now until Friday at Cinema Nova and Palace. Tickets at: bit.ly/2JrU8gu
Special Offer: Two Sessions For One At EFFA Tonight! Get experimental with our EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS followed by EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL ECOLOGIES, using ET, BLADE RUNNER and THE MARTIAN to explore our complex cultural engagement with the environment. 6.30 and 8.30pm at Kaleide Theatre, RMIT. Tickets are $15 to each session, or if you book for the shorts today, you'll also receive free access to ETE! Simply show your shorts ticket on arrival for access to ETE as well. Tickets available online only - learn more and book at: bit.ly/32THA9p If you're new to experimental films and want a low-down, read our explainer: bit.ly/2WgUmfA #EFFA2019 is on now until Friday: www.effa.org.au
Today is our biggest day of #EFFA2019, with kids' and youth sessions, panel chats with leading enviro filmmakers, a Werner Herzog double-screening, a film about forestation in France, and a film about the cultural, social and environmental impacts caused by decades of nuclear bomb testing in the Polynesian archipelago. See our website for a the full line up at Cinema Nova, Palace Westgarth and the State Library of Victoria today. www.effa.org.au Image: Ma'ohi Nui, in the heart of the ocean my country lies, screening at 8.15pm tonight at Nova.
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