28 Oct 2020 - 8 Nov 2020
Environmental Film Festival Australia presents Out Of This World
FREE kids activities and movies
Thursday 29 October – Sunday 8 November
engaging audiences in connective, participative and surprising ways
“We depend upon the natural world for every mouthful of food we eat and every lungful of air we breathe.” _Sir David Attenborough
As we navigate through this bizarre new world shaped by the current pandemic and ongoing environmental collapse, Environmental Film Festival Australia’s (EFFA) upcoming digital program Out Of This World is designed to address these challenges by uniting people around a singular mission: to ignite creativity and discovery at the crosshairs where science, technology, philosophy and art collide.
Out Of This World is a thought-provoking online program running from Thursday 29 October – Sunday 8 November with films being screened on demand that will engage audiences in connective, participative and surprising ways.
EFFA is taking a close look at the interactions between science, technology, philosophy and art, and aims to facilitate conversations that make the familiar unfamiliar – or strangely familiar and familiarly strange.
The program builds community capacity and resilience by offering a virtual social space to reimagine the future and our communities by reflecting on culture, science and ecology and engages EFFA’s extensive network of environmental experts, artists and community organisations in mapping our collective recovery journey and building capacity to respond to future challenges.
FREE kids film being screened on demand from Thursday 29 October – Sunday 8 November:
O Menino e o Mundo (Boy and the World) by Alê Abreu
Brazilian artist Alê Abreu’s Academy Award-nominated masterpiece is a riotous explosion of music and colour, a breathtakingly original and vibrant cinematic experience that depicts the wonders and struggles of the modern world as seen through the eyes of a young boy. Cuca’s cosy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family. Entering civilization, industrial landscapes are inhabited by animal-machines, with barrios of decoupage streets and shop windows and flashing neon advertisements that illuminate the night. The story depicts a clash between village and city, hand crafted and mechanized, rich and poor – and throughout the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song.
FREE kids activities:
Playtime: Blast off with Briony
Create and play with Polyglot Theatre – delve into your recycling to construct a super-spiffy rocket ship and then blast off into outer space for intergalactic adventures! Who will you meet and what will you discover amongst the stars?
Create and Play Recycling Fun
Create and play with Polyglot Theatre. Polyglot artist Nick Barlow as he creates fun costumes and play ideas with stuff from the recycling bin. What can you transform into? With music by Lachlan MacLeod.
Future Inventors Competition!
What could our homes, streets and neighbourhoods look like in 50 years? What is around you? What do you eat?
What does your backyard look like? Let your imagination run free and create your own future environments. Share your inventions with us by drawing, collaging, storytelling, and tag #TBC and your work will be shown …. and you get a chance to win!
For more information and to buy tickets please visit www.effa.com.au. Keep an eye on the website for more exciting additions to the program!
Tickets range from $9 for a single session to $90 for a full Festival Pass.
For more information and to purchase Out Of This World tickets, please visit http://effa.org.au/.
About Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA)
Held annually in Melbourne, EFFA is Australia’s only international film festival dedicated to screening films with a focus on the environment. EFFA screens films from around the world; last year showcasing 44 films from 20 countries as well as meet the maker sessions, in conversation events, panel sessions and special events.
From local enviro heroes, to multinational ‘eco-villains’, EFFA’s program is interesting, diverse and thought-provoking, while staying true to the mission that EFFA provides a catalyst for positive and sustainable change, raising awareness and generating meaningful impact for our audiences.
Due to COVID-19, EFFA will screen four mini seasonal festivals in 2020; Out of This World in October 2020 (Spring), January 2021 (Summer), April 2021 (Autumn), and June 2021 (Winter).