free CITY OF melbourne screenings

Before the festival gets going, come along for a totally free screening in the park. Bring your family and friends and a rug or a chair for a fun night of film and food. Featuring festival favourites from years gone by, these events are sure to whet the appetite for a big EFFA 2016.

Venue: Docklands Park, 1-91 Harbour Esplanade
Nearest train station: Southern Cross
Trams: 11 & 48 along Collins Street and 35, 70 & 75 along Harbour Esplanade

Three of Melbourne's favourite food-trucks will be there to keep you nourished! 

THE FILMS:

ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD

DIR. SUZANNE CROCKER | CANADA | 2014 | 88 MINS
WEDNESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER - FROM 6.30 PM @ DOCKLANDS PARK

In search of a new perspective, filmmaker Suzanne Crocker and her family of five leave the comforts of home to live remotely in the Yukon wilderness during the long northern winter. There, they spend nine months living in a small cabin with no road access, no electricity, running water, internet, TV or phone and, most importantly, no clocks or watches.

As the family learns to survive the harsh winter by finding new skills and unique ways to pass the time, a deep and resonant message emerges. All the Time in the World encourages us to disconnect from our hectic and technology-laden lives in order to reconnect with each other, ourselves and our natural environment. 

THE CITY DARK

DIR. IAN CHENEY | UK | 2012 | 83 MINS
THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER - FROM 6.30 PM @ DOCKLANDS PARK

The City Dark follows filmmaker Ian Cheney’s journey to discover the surprising and alarming costs of light pollution and the disappearance of the night sky.

The world’s first light bulb was switched on in 1879, and since then artificial illumination has spread across an increasingly urban globe, radically changing humanity’s relation to the night. Yet light pollution is a phenomenon little noted except by those, like astronomers, whose endeavors have been directly hindered by the changes. Meditating on his dwindling connection to the stars, Cheney wonders about the global consequences of artificial lighting, and in The City Dark he sets out to discover what ecologists, cancer researchers, astrophysicists, philosophers and designers have to say about it. 

Cheney weaves these interviews with time-lapse images of the night sky, culled from tens of thousands of high-resolution still images shot around the world.

 

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY THE CITY OF MELBOURNE

 
 
The City of Melbourne is proud to be associated with the 2016 Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA) through its sponsorship of these free film screenings The Festival will present thought-provoking films and discussions about pressing environmental issues locally and around the world.

Melbourne is a great place to host the EFFA. We have been working hard over 15 years to build an eco-city by reducing emissions, designing green star buildings, using solar panels and recycling initiatives. But we can always learn more. This Festival will open your eyes and mind to a healthier, more respectful planet we can all share.
— The City of Melbourne, 2016