Canberra program for Environmental Film Festival Australia announced

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The Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA) is thrilled to announce its Canberra program for 2016! It kicks off on Thursday 13th October with Time To Choose – a comprehensive exploration of  climate change from Academy Award Winning director Charles Ferguson – with screenings over Friday 14th and Saturday 15th.

The 2016 Canberra program covers a broad range of timely environmental issues including the nuclear energy debate (Atomic), food sustainability (Bugs On The Menu), community activism (When Two Worlds Collide), climate change (Time To Choose) and marine life conservation (Sonic Sea)

The festival will also include a “EFFA on Wheels” bicycle tour of Lake Burley Griffen on Saturday 15th October with short film screenings to be held at secret locations.

Festival Director Chris Gerbing says this year’s festival will be “matching big ideas, with big conversations…we will be inspiring collective action, challenging age-old wisdom, sharing solutions, highlighting the power of our own choices and celebrating the world around us,”

“Since we last met, we’ve seen globally historical moments in environmental decision making. But challenges amass and the future of planet Earth must remain in all of our focus and the subject of our enquiries, our activism and our aspirations.”

This year  EFFA is also proud to announce acclaimed Australian author Tim Winton as festival patron. Tim Winton believes a festival like EFFA is critical as “We haves so many stories to tell and hear and still such a lot of stuff to discover and pay attention to. Bring it on!”. He joins longtime environmental crusader Bob Brown as an EFFA patron.

Whether you are a card carrying greenie or green curious and want to explore an issue it’s now time to #giveaflick!

View Canberra’s official program here


Before the festival gets going, come along for a totally free screening in Civic Square. Bring your family and friends and a rug or a chair for a great family friendly film screening. Featuring a festival favourite from EFFA 2015 that has never before been played in Canberra, this event is sure to whet the appetite for a wonderful EFFA 2016.

Venue: Civic Square, Canberra Centre, B08/B11/148 Bunda St, Canberra ACT 2608