Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA) brings the best local and globally produced environmental films to Australian communities. The idea behind the festival is to fuel conversations about how to make the world a better place, by bringing critical issues about the state of our environment to the fore through a program of film screenings, discussions and debates.
Bank Australia is proud to support the festival for a second year in a row. Our customers have told us that addressing environmental issues is important to them, and EFFA is one of the ways we’ve committed to creating environmental change.
To make this possible, we’re supporting EFFA’s Community Storytelling Project which sees grassroots environmental groups create their own short films using smartphones, working with impact filmmaking agency Digital Storytellers to capture and share their stories. From health care professionals advocating for the protection of human health from climate change, to everyday members of the public picking up litter from local beaches, six environmental groups were chosen to participate in the Community Storytelling Project: Climate and Health Alliance; Urban Coup; Environment Victoria; Take 3; Our Future Cities; and WOCLE.
In an era that could very well define the fate of the planet and our species, there has never been a more important and exciting time to be engaged, educated and inspired.
Environmental Film Festival runs from 11-19 October at ACMI. Stay tuned- we’ll be sharing more information about the festival and opportunities to head along, in the coming weeks.
Photo credit: Digital Storytellers filming session