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EFFA KIDS | SHORT FILMS + WORKSHOP ACTIVITIES

  • Palace Westgarth Cinemas 89 High Street Northcote, VIC, 3070 Australia (map)

10.30am – 12.30pm | Sunday 26 October | Palace Westgarth Cinema

This fun, informative and thought-provoking kid’s session offers a range of ways to learn about the environment – all led by children.

Join us for:

  • A musical performance – this evet will open with a performance by Preston Primary School students, exploring environmental issues through musical storytelling

  • Environmental short films – created especially for children

  • Hands on workshops – held straight after the short films screening, these workshops focus on environmental themes, delivered by children through the Kids Teaching Kids program.

See below for more information about the short films and workshops.

This session is suitable for primary school aged children.

This special EFFA Kids session is made possible thanks to the support of City of Darebin Council.

Ticket prices are: Adults and Concession: $17.50, Children: $12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking fees apply.

EFFA KIDS SHORT FILMS

This series of short films has been curated by EFFA especially for children, sensitively exploring themes of waste and pollution, while also celebrating our natural environment and wildlife.

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BAKED FISH

Guillem Miró | Spain | Animation (No dialogue) | 2018 | 4mins

Exploring the theme of plastic pollution, fish dishes are served following a fishing trip in the ocean – except what’s served up is a ‘different type of fish’.


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BIRTHPLACE

Sil van der Woerd & Jorik Dozy| The Netherlands | Music Video (No dialogue) | 2018 | 6 mins

Children will be mesmirised by a man walking on the ocean floor and deep water swimming, discovering beautiful marine life as he goes. However, as plastic starts to float around him, he is confronted by a ‘whale’ which looks familiar, but different.


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KUAP

Nils Hedinger| Switzerland | Animation | 2018 | 8 mins

A tadpole somehow misses out on becoming a frog and is left behind, alone. But there is much to discover in the pond and Spring is sure to come again next year. A little story about the big things you learn growing up.


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MAYBE JUST A FAIRYTALE

Geoff Spanner | Australia | Documentary | 2018 | 6 mins

This whimsical short film features Australian wildlife coming to a free concert – with a sting in the tail!


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SACCAGE

Alexandre Boesch-Brassens, Jonathan Breuer, Julie Mansuy, Nicolas Ocipski, Paul Gaulier, Samuel Ramamisoa, Sylvain Masson & William Rima | France | Animation | 2017 | 3mins

Set in a futuristic Paris, a garbage collector robot is determined to capture a plastic bag as it floats across the city.


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THE GUARDIAN ELEPHANT WARRIORS OF RETETI

Ami Vitale | Documentary | USA | 2018 | 4mins

Reteti Elephant Sanctuary is the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. This oasis provides a safe space for baby orphan elephants to grow up, learning how to survive in the wild so they can one day re-join their herds.

This moving short film is as much about the conservationists as it is about the elephants – a powerful story about the changing relationship between people and the animals they protect.

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.

Earlier Event: October 26
EFFA KIDS | BACKYARD WILDERNESS 3D FILM
Later Event: October 26
INTERNATIONAL SHORTS