SEED: The Untold Story (Closing Night)
Oct
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

SEED: The Untold Story (Closing Night)

Dir. Jon Betz, Taggart Siegel | USA | 2016 | 94mins | Australian Premiere

SEED celebrates the dedicated seed-guardians, independent farmers, community seed-bank organisers, activists and academics that ensure as many seeds as possible are protected from extinction.

This screening includes a panel discussion. Panelists announced soon.

EFFA Melbourne Closing Night - celebration in ACMI Cafe + Bar at conclusion of screening and panel.

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The Islands and the Whales
Oct
6
8:30pm 8:30pm

The Islands and the Whales

Dir. Mike Day | UK/Denmark | 2016 | 84 mins | Australian Premiere

When a Faroese toxicologist discovers that pollution from the outside world is poisoning the local wildlife, the community is put at risk and must choose between protecting their health and preserving ancient belief-systems.

 

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Death by Design
Oct
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Death by Design

Dir. Sue Williams | USA/China | 2016 | 73mins

Death by Design is a penetrating investigative documentary, that uncovers the deadly environmental and health costs of the electronic devices we use every day.

This screening includes a panel discussion with filmmakers. Panelists announced soon.

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Night Parrot Stories
Oct
4
8:30pm 8:30pm

Night Parrot Stories

Dir. Robert Nugent | Australia | 2016 | 89mins | Melbourne Premiere

Night Parrot Stories offers an elegiac contemplation on the nature of extinction; on the ravages of time and environmental loss.

Filmmaker Q&A - Robert Nugent is a guest of the Festival.

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Bugs on the Menu
Oct
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

Bugs on the Menu

Dir. Ian Toews | Canada | 2016 | 78mins | Australian Premiere

Bugs on the Menu asks us to reconsider the dietary choices that many of us take for granted every day by presenting a prescient and informative study of the health and environmental benefits of eating insects.

This screening includes a panel discussion. Panelists announced soon.

 

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Daughter of the Lake
Oct
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Daughter of the Lake

Dir. Ernesto Cabellos | Peru | 2015 | 87mins | Melbourne Premiere

Told in an interweaving triptych of stories that follows three different groups of women impacted by the effects of mining, Daughter of the Lake is a deftly balanced evocation of the spiritual and the political.

This screening includes a panel discussion with Nicola Paris (CounterAct) and Chloe Aldenhoven (Quit Coal).

 

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Time to Choose
Oct
2
8:30pm 8:30pm

Time to Choose

Dir. Charles Ferguson | USA | 2015 | 100 mins | Australian Premiere

Time to Choose presents a comprehensive primer for those uninitiated in the climate change debate and a fresh perspective for seasoned environmentalists alike.

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Tunnel Vision
Oct
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Tunnel Vision

Dir. Ivan Hexter | Australia | 2016 | 58 mins | World Premiere

Tunnel Vision uncovers the social and environmental risks involved with the East-West Link proposal and follows community groups as they develop strategies to oppose it.

This screening includes a panel discussion with filmmakers and community members.

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Behemoth
Oct
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Behemoth

Behemoth | Dir. Liang Zhao | China | 2015 | 95 mins

Behemoth takes us into the coal and iron mines of rural Mongolia where the rampant destruction of the earth and its dehumanizing effects on the penurious local and migrant workers are examined.

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Company Town
Oct
1
2:30pm 2:30pm

Company Town

Dir. Natalie Kottke & Erica Sardarian | USA | 2016 | 90mins | Australian Premiere

Company Town follows community leader David Bouie who attempts to fight back against Georgia-Pacific, a lumber and paper company that is one of the worst corporate polluters on the planet.

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Sonic Sea
Sep
30
8:30pm 8:30pm

Sonic Sea

Dir. Michelle Dougherty, Daniel Hinerfeld | USA | 2016 | 56mins

Sonic Sea follows scientists worldwide who work towards reducing this harmful human-made noise that is having distressing effects on our marine life.

 

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Indian Point
Sep
30
6:00pm 6:00pm

Indian Point

Dir. Ivy Meeropol | USA | 2015 | 94mins | Australian Premiere

Indian Point is an eye-opening and provocative exploration of the regulatory processes and environmental impacts of nuclear energy, asking: what is the best way to fuel our future?

This screening includes a panel discussion with Roger Dargaville (Melbourne Energy Institute) and Jim Green (Friends of the Earth). 

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When Two Worlds Collide (Opening Night)
Sep
29
6:30pm 6:30pm

When Two Worlds Collide (Opening Night)

Dir. Heidi Brandenburg, Mathew Orzel | Peru | 2016 | 103mins | Australian Premiere

When Two Worlds Collide follows the violent protests that broke out in Peru over the extraction of oil, minerals and gases from The Amazon Rainforest.

EFFA Opening Night - EFFA Launched by Festival Patron Bob Brown + ticket includes entry to opening night celebration in the ACMI Lightwell.

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