10.30am | Sunday 27 October | Palace Westgarth Cinema
Children can learn about the environment with a dash of creativity through this series of carefully curated short films, and then enjoy a hands-on seed planting workshop led by CERES in the cinema courtyard!
This collection of six short films (see synopses below) sensitively explores the themes of waste and pollution, while also celebrating our natural environment and wildlife.
This session will be introduced by a trained CERES educator, helping children to understand the themes and issues explored.
This session was made possible with the support of City of Darebin.
These shorts will screen with a short film made by Australian Parents for Climate Action thanks to EFFA's Community Storytelling Project, made possible with the support of Bank Australia.
Adult and Concession $15 | Children $12 (Primary School Students) + booking fee
Note: All children need to be accompanied by an adult
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.