Melbourne will showcase the best films from around the word focusing on environmental issues, impacts, challenges and solutions.
From a record 580 films submitted for selection in this year’s festival, 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 EFFA co-director Chris Gerbin is delighted to bring the best films from home and abroad to Melbourne audiences.
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 Anote’s Ark, fresh from its international premiere at Sundance Film Festival – which includes an In Conversation with the former Kiribati President, now acclaimed environmental campaigner, Anote Tong – and Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future, featuring global experts offering local solutions to reducing environmental impacts via small, everyday changes.