What: Environmental Film Festival Melbourne 2014
When: Thursday Sept 4 – Friday September 12, 2014
Where: Kino Cinemas, Collins Place, 45 Collins St, Melbourne
Website / Full Program / Tickets:
Festival Themes: http://www.effm.org.au/themes
Festival Patrons: Bob Brown, Adam Bandt, Julian Cribb and Nicola Paris
More information: http://www.effm.org.au/patrons-1/
OPENING NIGHT AND LAUNCH PARTY
Date: Thursday 4 Sept, 6.30pm – late
Join festival supporters and special guests to celebrate the opening night of the fifth Environmental Film Festival Melbourne. Following the Australian premiere of Once Upon a Forest from Oscar®-winning director Luc Jacquet, don’t miss the annual EFFM launch party in complete with live music, drinks and canapés.
SLOW FOOD FILM AND TASTING
Date: Monday 8 Sept, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Be charmed by charismatic food activist Carlo Petrini in Slow Food Story, join the conversation about our food systems with expert panelists and local food appreciators, and feast on tastings of mouthwatering slow food. This event will warm your heart and make your mouth water.
Join the conversation with a diverse range of experts and specialists from across Australia as they debate and discuss some of the most important issues facing us today. Thought-provoking, entertaining and diverse panel discussions will be had on topics from the role of art in the environment movement to the perils of fracking for unconventional gas.
Date: Sat 6 September, 10-11am
EFFM has once again joined forces with IMAX Melbourne for a family-friendly screening of Journey to the South Pacific. Narrated by Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett, this event is the Australian premiere of a film experiencing great success with all ages around the globe.
Be sure to leave some time before or after your EFFM films to take in some eco-art in Collins Place. Fall in love with Peter Strain’s stunning macro photography of the creatures that inhabit the remote Kimberley or take a trip in sound and images to the great forests of Tasmania in Dylan Wood’s delightful Tangible Tarkine Experience.
Date: Fri 12 Sept, 6.30pm – late
Celebrate the close of EFFM 2014 with the screening of Planet RE:think, a panel discussion including festival patrons Adam Bandt and Bob Brown, festival award announcements, and a closing night party to kick up our heels and revel in another stellar year for environmental film.