Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA) is one of the country’s most ambitious extravaganzas of everything on the silver screen. Focussing on environmental issues, impacts, challenges and solutions, it is one-of-a-kind and in 2018, EFFA will be bring a stellar slate of pictures to Melbourne.
Off the top, there’s Into the Okavango which brings personal perspectives to global environmental challenges. This film follows an expedition to save one of the world’s last remaining wildlife habitats from human interference.
There’s Anote’s Ark, which draws from the inspirational story of Anote Tong, former Kiribati President and now acclaimed environmental campaigner. This picture will uncover the dire impact of rising sea levels on the island nation of Kiribati. Tong will be present a Q&A to go along with the screening.
Another announcement includes Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future, co-directed by Melbourne filmmaker Jordan Osmond which touches on the ongoing climate change issue.
There will also be The Reluctant Radical, which charts an impassioned battle American activist Ken Ward while The Devil We Know highlights the devastation caused by chemicals used in teflon.
EFFA Co-Director, Chris Gerbing, couldn’t retain as the anticipation grows.
“The volume and calibre of films submitted for EFFA 2018 highlight new perspectives and worldwide growth in environmental filmmaking, and we’re delighted to bring the best films from home and abroad to Melbourne audiences.
“The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Face the Films’ linked with our call 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.”