Environmental Film Festival

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Time to Choose
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Boasting Tim Winton and Bob Brown as festival patrons, this film festival aims to get viewers talking and acting

The Environmental Film Festival Australia began in Melbourne in 2010 and has now expanded to five more cities, including Sydney.

This year beloved author Tim Winton joins the EFF as co-patron with Bob Brown. Winton is an environmental advocate of some 20 years experience.

“You could say we’re living through a kind of cultural awakening on this front,” Winton tells the EFF on its website. “An international resurgence in nature writing is one sign of this. And a festival like EFFA going national is another. I’m pretty excited about both.”

Screenings will be held at the Chauvel and Palace Verona over one weekend – here’s the program.

Time to Choose

The film by Charles Ferguson (Inside Job, No End in Sight) is a comprehensive primer in the climate change debate. Narrated by Oscar Isaac, it features interviews with entrepreneurs, innovators, thought leaders and individuals living on the front lines of climate change.

Bugs on the Menu

This Canadian documentary presents a study on the benefits of eating insects, both for health and for the environment.

Tunnel Vision

Documentary maker Ivan Hexter investigates the risks for the environment in the East-West Link in Victoria and follows the work of Community groups in opposing it.

Australian Shorts

A program of eight local short films explores the multiplicity of Australian environments.

Sonic Sea

From the US comes this exposé of the human-made noise that is harming marine life.


Udo Kier stars in a surreal story of beekeeping that is both a parody of different film genres and an environmental call to action.



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