EFFA MELBOURNE OPENING NIGHT | thurs 29 sept

The Australian Premiere of Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel's fierce and gripping Peruvian documentary When Two Worlds Collide will open EFFA 2016. Environmental crusader and Festival Patron Bob Brown will open the festival with an inspirational address. 

EFFA @ GRUB: Sustainable feast | mon 3 oct

EFFA's first Sustainable Feast @ Grub in Fitzroy will explore themes from films like Bugs on the Menu, Sustainable and Kubo's Crickets. Let Ben Mac (Supernormal & Top Paddock) take you on a unique EFFA-inspired culinary journey.

REtrospective: the man who can't stop | wed 5 oct

EFFA's first retrospective harks back to 1973 with Michael Rubbo's The Man Who Can’t Stop, a co-production of Film Australia and the National Film Board of Canada. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Rubbo is a guest of the Festival. 

BUGS ARE literally ON THE MENU! | tues 4 oct

The Australian Premiere of the positively charming Bugs on the Menu will get you thinking about the future of food and our dietary choices. During an enlightening panel discussion enjoy some of your own delicious inspect inspired treats. 

REEL IMPACT: INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT FORUM | WED 5 OCT | 4.00PM-8.30PM

In partnership with the Australian Documentary Foundation, this inaugural event will bring together practitioners to discuss how we can get more high quality environmental themed feature films made in Australia. This special evening includes post discussion networking drinks.