Environmental Film Festival
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From a record 580 films submitted for selection in this year’s festival, a total of 43 films have been chosen from 16 countries, including a number of Australian feature and short films.
“The volume and calibre of films submitted for EFFA 2018 highlight new perspectives and world-wide growth in environmental filmmaking, and we’re delighted to bring the best films from home and abroad to Melbourne audiences,” EFFA co-director Chris Gerbing said.
“The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Face the Films’, which calls for the community to face the facts around climate change, face the future impacts of the decisions we make today, and face the films which are capturing the situation unfolding around the world.”
This year’s films focus on climate change, Indigenous voices, land conservation and animal rights.
Highlights include the opening night film: National Geographic’s Into the Okavango, following an expedition to save one of the world’s last remaining wildlife habitats from human interference, Anote’s Ark, fresh from its international premiere at Sundance Film Festival, Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future, featuring global experts offering local solutions to reducing environmental impacts via small, everyday changes, and As Worlds Divide, about a young Melbourne surfer who travels to the remote, tropical islands of Mentawai to learn a more sustainable way of life from its indigenous community.