FILM ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR EFFA 2019

The Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA) is currently calling for film submissions for EFFA 2019.

Held annually in Melbourne, EFFA is Australia’s only international film festival dedicated to screening films with a focus on the environment.

Now running for nine years, and following record attendance in 2018, with more than 2,800 passionate audience members joining screenings, panel discussions and special events, this year promises to be our biggest yet, tapping into the ever-growing interest and concern about the world around us.  

WHO SHOULD SUBMIT A FILM?

Whether you’re a local filmmaker finishing your first short film, or an international producer planning your annual film festival circuit, now’s the time to submit your film for EFFA 2019.

Filmmakers of all career stages and backgrounds are invited to submit documentary or narrative films in the following categories:

  • Short films (less than 40 minutes long)

  • Feature films

  • Documentaries

  • Virtual Reality (VR) films

 EFFA screens films from around the world, last year showcasing 43 films from 16 countries. Films must be in English, or have English subtitles.

To be eligible, films must have been completed after 1 January 2018.

 WHAT CONSTITUTES AN ENVIRONMENTAL FILM?

From local enviro heroes, to multinational ‘eco-villains’, EFFA’s program is interesting, diverse and thought-provoking. While staying true to our mission that EFFA provides a catalyst for positive and sustainable change, we are not afraid to tackle the big issues, raising awareness and generating meaningful impact for our audiences.

We're seeking films which:

  • Celebrate our nature, flora, fauna and wildlife

  • Champion the people, organisations and projects protecting our environment

  • Illustrate the unprecedented global threats we face, including climate change, food sustainability, habitat loss and pollution.

EFFA’S SUPPORT FOR FILMMAKERS

EFFA provides a number of audience engagement opportunities, including meet the maker sessions, in conversation events, and panel sessions, as well as marketing and publicity support, including media interview opportunities via our publicist and media partnerships.

By negotiation, EFFA may also be able to support domestic and international travel for filmmakers to attend EFFA (note this is considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of EFFA management).

EFFA 2019 DATES AND DEADLINES

Submissions are now open via FilmFreeway, with entry fees ranging from AU$15.00 - $50.00.

  • Film submissions open: 21 January 2019

  • Earlybird Deadline: 31 March 31 2019

  • Regular Deadline: 30 April 2019

  • Late Deadline: 31 May 2019

  • Notification Date: 1 August 2019

  • EFFA Festival 2019: 10 – 18 October 2019