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  • IMAX Melbourne Museum Melbourne Museum Precinct, Rathdowne St Carlton, VIC, 3053 Australia (map)

10.00am – 11.00am | Saturday 26 October | IMAX Melbourne Museum

“An ideal pick for nature lovers and budding environmentalists, this documentary is a tribute to the magical pull of nature right outside our homes and communities.” – Common Sense Media


Susan Todd & Andrew Young | United States | 2018 | 42 minutes

Australian Premier

Winner Best Children’s Film – International Wildlife Film Festival 2019

Children will watch in wonder, as creatures commonly found in backyards come to life in 3D magic via the family film, Backyard Wilderness.

From the eyes of the creatures themselves, this beautiful film captures the seasonal changes experienced in nests, forest floors and ponds over the course of a year.

Children will be inspired to follow the path of the film’s young character, Katie, switching off the iPad and exploring the natural environment – starting with our own backyards, forests or parks.

This film also very delicately explores the life and death of wildlife in the natural environment, showing the relationship between different species sharing the same habitat.

This film is suitable for children of primary school age.

Standard IMAX ticketing applies: $18 (full), $15 (conc.), $12 (children) plus booking fee. Family packages available. See the IMAX website for more and to purchase tickets.

Note: Enjoy discounted access to Melbourne Museum after this screening.

Children attending this screening gain free entry to the Melbourne Museum, while adult entry to the Melbourne Museum is just $7.50 with the purchase of this IMAX ticket.

This special EFFA Kids screening is made possible thanks to the support of IMAX.

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 25