effa film awards 2016

EFFA film awards are presented to filmmakers who are judged by our expert and industry panels, and by the Festival audience, to be the cream of the crop. In-competition films across three jury decided awards are judged for their quality, storytelling and plot execution, impact and imagination. 

Best Australian Film

All Australian, films made after January 2014, screened as part of EFFA 2016 are in competition for this prize, including short and feature films. The jury for this prize are:

MALINDA WINK

Director of Policy & Impact
Shark Island Institute

MARK WAKEHAM

CEO
Environment Victoria

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JENNY WEBER

Campaign Manager
Bob Brown Foundation

Best Feature

There are five feature films from the 2016 EFFA Program that are in competition for this award. The in-competition films are:

  • Behemoth (China)
  • Daughter of the Lake (Peru)
  • The Island and the Whales (UK / Denmark)
  • Tunnel Vision (Australia)
  • When Two Worlds Collide (Peru) - WINNER

The jury for Best Feature at EFFA 2016 are:

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LIVIA CULLEN

Former EFFA Director
Australian Conservation Foundation

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GIO FITZPATRICK

Youth Wildlife Ambassador
Port Phillip Eco-Centre

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REBECCA HARKINS-CROSS

Writer, Editor, Critic
The Lifted Brow

Best Short Film

There are five short films from the 2016 EFFA Program that are in competition for this award. The in-competition films are:

  • Maratus (Australia) - WINNER
  • Lucens (Switzerland)
  • Bobby Brown Homelands (Australia)
  • The Perfect Protein (Spain)
  • Sweat (Australia)

The jury for Best Short Film at EFFA 2016 are:

JADE CHRISTIAN

Comissioning Editor
NITV

MICHAEL RUBBO

Filmmaker
The Man Who Can't Stop

GUY ABRAHAMS

CEO & Co-Founder
CLIMARTE