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INTERNATIONAL SHORTS

  • Cinema Nova 380 Lygon Street Carlton, VIC, 3053 Australia (map)
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12.00pm | Saturday 26 October | Cinema Nova

In the context of impending climate disaster, hope can feel like the scarcest resource of all. Both heartening salve and provocation, this collection of shorts charts resistance and action, both individual and collective.

These shorts will screen with a short film made by The Compost Depot thanks to EFFA's Community Storytelling Project, made possible with the support of Bank Australia.

Adult $20.50 | Concession $17.50 + booking fee

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BARE EXISTENCE

Max Lowe | USA | 2019 |19 mins

For the last 15 years, Polar Bears International have worked tirelessly to protect polar bears, whose sea ice habitats continue to decline due to climate change. Both devastating and hopeful, Bare Existence is an urgent call to action.


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BAYANDALAI: LORD OF THE TAIGA

Aner Etxebarria & Pablo Vidal | Spain, Mongolia | 2018 | 11 mins | Subtitles

In the remote Taiga of northern Mongolia, we meet Bayandalai, his family, and their reindeer herd. With heart and grace Bayandalai narrates his spiritual connections to land and wildlife, lamenting their endangerment by the lures of urban life.


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LOTUS

Mohammadreza Vatandoust | Iran | 2018 | 13 mins | Subtitles

With patient stoicism, a mother grieves her son across a government-imposed divide, following the disastrous impacts of damming. A moving exploration of grief amidst exile.


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OR ELSE EVERYBODY DIES

David Nast Cole | USA | 2018 | 1 min

Hell hath no fury like a glacier scorned.


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SIDES OF A HORN

Toby Wosskow | USA, South Africa | 2018 | 17 mins

Based on real events, Sides of a Horn explores the human and ecological costs of poaching. Filmed in the South African townships and game reserves most directly impacted, Sides of a Horn also examines the complex yet perverse relationship between the poachers’ survival and their very practice which threatens this.


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THE FLOOD IS COMING

Gabriel Böhmer | Animation | UK | 2018 | 9mins

Fearful of an impending flood, a woodsman blindly seeks vengeance. Instead he generates destruction on a disproportionately exponential scale in this oblique exploration of climate anxiety, and the unintended consequences of misguided fear.


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UNIONTOWN

Fraser Jones | USA | 2018 | 16 mins

The citizens of Uniontown, Alabama, are uniting and rising to reclaim their town from inept politicians and corporate polluters.

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
QUEEN WITHOUT LAND