Enviro Film Fest starts TODAY

We’re kicking off nine days of environmental cinema tonight, and we can’t wait for you to see the important and inspiring stories we have waiting in the wings.

Sessions are selling fast, so we’ll get right to the good stuff. Thank you for joining us for another year of stunning cinematic journeys around the globe, combined with locally-focussed panels and Q&As about how we can make a difference.

Question everything in your kitchen. 

Your non-stick frying pan isn’t anything to worry about, right? But a biopersistent chemical used in the creation of Teflon products (known as C8) can also be found in the bloodstream of 99% of all Americans. The Devil You Know investigates one of the biggest environmental scandals of our time, as a group of citizens in West Virginia take on DuPont after they discover it has knowingly been dumping this toxic chemical into the drinking water supply. BOOK NOW.

Is there a better way to live? 

What are the alternatives to our capitalist, consumer-driven society? In As Worlds Divide, a Melbourne man seeks a new way of life when he travels to the tropical islands of Mentawai, Indonesia, where he finds himself learning the ancient cultural traditions and rituals of an untouched Indigenous community living deep in the forests of the Siberut island. Stay after the film for a Q&A with filmmaker Rob Henry. BOOK NOW.

A tragically familiar story. 

It’s a familiar story: A government propped up by colonial powers wants to open a mine. The Indigenous population are fighting against it. This film could be set in Australia. It could be set almost anywhere in the world. But The Panguna Syndrome is the story of Indigenous resistance on the island of Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea. Stay after the film for an important and illuminating Q&A with expert panellists. BOOK NOW.

Almost sold out!

Opening night. 

There’s a few tickets left for opening night – tonight! It’s the environmental cinema event of the year, if we do say so ourselves… Join us for our special opening night celebrations, with food, drinks and entertainment included, after a screening of Into the Okavango. At once beautiful, heartbreaking, terrifying and triumphant, join this pivotal journey into unexplored wilderness, as impassioned scientists and intrepid explorers strive to protect Africa’s Okavango Delta from human interference. BOOK NOW.

Be the change. 

Sometimes it feels like the environmental, economic and social issues the world is currently facing are too big and too overwhelming to be dealt with by individuals. But each and every one of us has the power to make a difference, and Living the Change sets out to inspire us to do just that. This screening presented by the Darebin City Council at Palace Westgarth is almost sold out, so BOOK NOW.