Environmental Film Festival

Film, Film festivals
An illustration of a man and a child sitting on top of a rusty car in a garbage tip
Photograph: Supplied / EFFA

Time Out says

This Earth conscious film festival heads online for 2020

The Environmental Film Festival returns to Melbourne (virtually) this year to showcase a number of films that centre around tackling environmental issues, and specifically the intersection between science, art, technology and philosophy. 

The EFFA: Out of This World program includes Poissonexe (a French rom-com that follows Daniel, a biologist looking for love and the reason for why fish can no longer reproduce) and the Australian premiere of Echoes of the Invisible (a patchwork documentary exploring six people in their search for balance in modern life). Another must-see is Spaceship Earth, which explores the true story of the eight people who in 1991 self-quarantined for two years inside a replica of Earth's ecosystem. It makes for strange, slightly too-relevant but nonetheless fascinating viewing in 2020. And while it's been out since 2013, the beautiful, Shaun Tan-like story and animations in O Menino e o Mundo (Boy and the World) make for beautiful, all-ages viewing. Plus you can watch it free as part of the festival! 

There are also some one-off interactive events to get around too. Mabu Mabu will host a cooking workshop and explore the relationship between our food, farmers and neighbours on November 1, while the Radically EFF'd Panel will discuss "alien perspectives" when exploring ecology. A number of free kids activities will also run.

Check out the full program here. The 2020 Environmental Film Festival screens online from October 29.


Event website: http://www.effa.org.au/
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