Submission 2017

Submissions for the 2017 festival are now open. 

All submissions are received through FilmFreeway, click on the links below.  

For any general questions, please use the contact us form.

WHAT DOES EFFA SEEK FOR SUBMISSIONS?

For the 2017 festival, we will consider films that are:

  • short or feature length
  • documentary or narrative
  • produced anywhere in the world

Films MUST:

  • Broadly address a subject matter related to the environment – e.g. relationship to nature, sustainability, industry, environmental heroes, change or impacts.
  • Have been completed after 1 January 2015.
  • Be in English, or with English subtitles (where there is dialogue)

Environmental film encompasses a huge range of possibilities. At EFFA we screen films that encourage thought, inspire action and reconnect our audience with the natural world. The spectrum of topics we consider is broad, from wilderness to eco-art, from sustainability to activism and more. 

HOW DOES EFFA SUPPORT FILMMAKERS?

The EFFA Programming Team works with filmmakers and distributors to promote selected films extensively to our growing audience base and the people of Australia. We seek media opportunities for selected filmmakers and work with them and relevant local and national organisations to raise awareness about topics covered in the chosen films.

Should you be able to make it to Australia for the Festival, we will show you a great time! Media and networking opportunities, community events, films and of course parties are all potential perks!

SUBMISSION FORMATS

Film submissions must be provided via an online screener, with a link and password. 

DEADLINE

Earlybird deadline is May 3, 2017.

Regular deadline is June 4, 2017.

Final deadline and submissions close on June 18, 2017.

SELECTION NOTIFICATION

All submissions will be notified after July 31, 2017.