AUSTRALASIAN SHORTS

6.45pm – 9.00pm | Thursday 31 October | Palace Westgarth Cinema

Join us for a carefully curated series of Australian shorts, spanning a range of important environmental issues from a local perspective – from drought management and conservation, to food waste and plant-based fashion.

Adult $20.50 | Concession $17.50 + booking fee

ABOUT THE FILMS

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.TV

G. Anthony Svatek | USA, Tuvalu | 2017 | 22 mins

The popular web domain suffix “.TV” is both a form of capital and an emblem of a country on the brink of climate catastrophe.


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FIREKEEPERS OF KAKADU

Della Golding | Australia | 2018 | 15 mins

Follow the oldest surviving culture on Earth, the Bininj people of Kakadu, as they work to maintain a 65,000-year-old culture, playing a vital role in saving biodiversity in a rapidly changing world.


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LIFETIME GUARANTEE

Sophia Armstrong | Australia | 2019 | 12 mins

These passionate and determined environmentalists held up a train in order to save their beloved endemic South West forests in the ‘90s, but now they’re back, and they need your help.


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MYCELIUM MADE

Emily Medbury | Australia | 2019 | 5 mins

As the fashion industry desperately searches for new innovations and creative designers, people like Amanda Morglund are stepping forward with game-changing inventions we never could have predicted. Watch first-hand as Amanda – Copenhagen Youth Fashion Summit speaker, and the creative and scientific mind behind Mycelium Made – creates clothing from mushrooms.


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THE DIVERS

Angela How | Australia | 10 mins

Ever imagined eating food from bins? Meet Talitha, a non-profit sector worker who finds ways to make her dollar stretch by dumpster diving, rescuing and reclaiming unused food.


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THE RIVER IS ME

David Freid | New Zealand | 2019 | 17 mins

Thanks to environmental campaigning, New Zealand’s Whanganui River is now legally recognised as a person, but where the river ends is up for debate.


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WITHOUT WATER

Ryan William Muir | Australia | 2019 | 11mins

A resilient crop-farmer endeavours to preserve his land, legacy and way of life in the face of Australia’s ongoing ‘big dry’.

panel discussion

This screening will be followed by a discussion with the following panellists:

Liam Mannix – (Panel Host) Journalist, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald

Dr Jody Gunn – Executive Manager South East Australia, Bush Heritage Australia

Andrew Murrenda – Djandak.

COMMUNITY STORYTELLING SHORT FILM

This film will screen with a short film made by Community Grocers thanks to EFFA's Community Storytelling Project, made possible with the support of Bank Australia.

SESSION INTRODUCTIONS

This screening will be introduced by City of Darebin Councillor Steph Amir, and Bush Heritage Australia’s Executive Manager South East Australia Dr Jody Gunn.

This session was made possible with the support of City of Darebin and Bush Heritage Australia.

Thanks to all EFFA 2019 partners for their generous supporting in making this year’s festival possible, including major partner, Bank Australia, government partner, City of Darebin, and supporting partner Monash University.