Into the Okavango


[Into the Okavango] brings together beautiful cinematography and splendid sceneries of Okavango Delta, revealing to us corners of our world we have not known yet.
— Let the Movies Move Us

Dir. Neil Gelinas | 2018 | USA | 88 mins

Thursday 11 October 2018, 6.30pm, ACMI

At once beautiful, heartbreaking, terrifying and triumphant, join this pivotal journey into unexplored wilderness, as impassioned scientists and intrepid explorers strive to protect Africa’s Okavango Delta from human interference. Capturing a gruelling 141-day odyssey along the Delta – one of Africa’s last remaining great wildlife habitats, and a vital source of water for Angola, Botswana and Namibia – discover new species, come face-to-face with endangered wildlife, meet remote communities and see firsthand the devastating impact of human intervention on this precious part of the world.

Despite the many setbacks and challenges faced by the expedition team, led by National Geographic Fellow Dr Steve Boyes, this unforgettable adventure proves a celebration of human triumph over adversity.  


Join us for a great night of drinks, canapés and dancing after the screening, thanks to Opening Night partner, LUSH.

Tickets are $55 (full), $52 (conc.) or $51 (ACMI members).

Booking fee applies.

Opening night is presented by LUSH. 


Opening night is also supported by Mountain Goat Beer and Get Wines Direct. Styling is thanks to Green Space Melbourne, treats are provided thanks to Loving Earth and ice cream will be scooped by Billy van Creamy.

Thanks to all EFFA 2018 partners for making this year’s festival possible, including major partner, Bank Australia, and government partner, Film Victoria.