Community Children & Families Festivals

Going Green Short Films

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Presented by Environmental Film Festival Australia

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; four of which are Australian premieres.

Suitable for primary school age children. Children can explore environmental topics ranging from the secret lives of creatures invisible to the naked eye to stories from the oceans. These six short films will be available to view on demand over two days (8-9 July):

  • Maybe Just a Fairytale
    Geoff Spanner | 6mins | Australia | Documentary | 2018
    An Australian film featuring Australian wildlife coming to a free concert with a sting in the tail.
  • Birthplace
    Sil van der Woerd and Jorik Dozy | 6mins | The Netherlands | Music Video | 2018
    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
    Alexandre Boesch-Brassens, Jonathan Breuer, Julie Mansuy, Nicolas Ocipski, Paul Gaulier, Samuel Ramamisoa, Sylvain Masson and William Rima | 3mins | France | Animation | 2017
    An 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
    Guillem Miró | 4mins | Spain | Animation | 2018
    An animation from Spain about a Typical Mediterranean recipe cooked in a critical way.
  • Kuap
    Nils Hedinger | 8mins | Switzerland | Animation | 2018

    An animation from Switzerland which tells the story 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
    Rut Juan | 4mins | Spain | Animation | 2018 | Australian Premiere

    An Australian premiere – An 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.

Each film is under 10 mins and will be available on EFFA’s Vimeo channel, no registrations required.

This event is part of Going Green 2020 – an environmental-themed mini-festival for families during July school holidays (7-11 July) featuring EFFA curated short films, performances, workshops and art. Follow Creative Brimbank on Facebook for announcements.

Date and time
Wednesday 8 July 2020 at 1:00pm - Thursday 9 July 2020 at 11:30pm
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No charge, no registrations needed

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