The Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA) FREE kids film program returns after its highly successful 2019 screenings.
Step into the magical world of nature and wildlife and discover the joy of connecting with the natural world through this selection of six carefully curated short films; one of which is an Australian premiere!
The short films are suitable for primary school age children to explore environmental topics ranging from the secret lives of creatures invisible to the naked eye to stories from the oceans.
“Kids are the future and it’s critical that we engage with them in a meaningful way about the environment and what needs to be done to preserve it for them,” said Nathan Senn, Environmental Film Festival Australia, Festival Director.
“These are short, fun films that primary school children will love, with an important message for all the family,” said Senn.
The six free short films are:
- Maybe Just a Fairytale –a 6-minute Australian film featuring Australian wildlife coming to a free concert with a sting in the tail.
- Birthplace – a music video from the Netherlands which tells the symbolic story of a man arriving on a perfect earth, who encounters his nemesis in the form of ocean trash.
- Saccage – a 3-minute animation from France about S.A.M., a garbage collector robot in a futuristic Paris who goes after a plastic bag. Ignoring all danger, he will cross Paris to maintain cleanliness in the city.
- Baked Fish – a 4-minute animation from Spain about a Typical Mediterranean recipe cooked in a critical way.
- Kuap – an 8-minute animation from Switzerland which tells the strpoy of a tadpole who somehow misses out on becoming a frog and is left behind in the pond. A little story about growing up.
- Dry Fly – an Australian premiere of a 4-minute animation from Spain about Margarito, a thirsty fly, with a broken wing, who sees a water drop inside of a carnivorous plant and desperately needs a drink.
Delivered in partnership with Creative Brimbank and Brimbank City Council as part of the Going Green Festival, EFFA is pleased to present an eco-awareness family festival for the July school holidays.
EFFA x KIDS Goes Green
1pm Wednesday 8 July to midnight Thursday 9 July, 2020 with a special launch on Facebook live at 1pm on 8 July
Follow Creative Brimbank on www.facebook.com/creativebrimbank for announcements. Full program coming soon.
Going Green by Creative Brimbank and Brimbank City Council runs online from Tuesday 7 to Saturday 11 July.
Going Green is a mini-festival happening online in the July school holidays from Tuesday 7 July to Saturday 11 July, inspiring families to celebrate and protect our environment through art. Join in with the free green-themed program including short film screenings, online performances, workshops and art. Suitable for all ages.
Link to website: https://bowerystacc.com.au/goinggreen/