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Creating the right environment for your kids
The Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA), Australia's largest-ever environmental film festival, this year features a record total of 44 feature, short, experimental and, for the first time, kids' and youth films, selected across 18 countries. With a mission to "get viewers thinking and feeling", the EFFA program incorporates not only films, but also debates and panel discussions. You can view the full program
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To celebrate the inclusion of content in the Festival that will engage and involve children, EFFA is offering to Weekend Notes subscribers two double passes to each of the following child-friendly events.
Note, children must be accompanied by an adult at these sessions.
See the creatures commonly found in backyards come alive in 3D magic in this mesmerising film. Told from the perspective of a young character, Katie, the film sensitively explores the life and death of wildlife from the eyes of the creatures themselves, capturing the seasonal changes experienced in nests, forest floors and ponds over the course of a year.
The creatures found in backyards come to life in this mesmerising film
Kids are invited to hear from wildlife educator Mike Alexander from Black Snake Productions as he introduces this session with a very special furry friend.
This film is suitable for children of primary school age.
Through this collection of six carefully curated short films, kids will learn about the environment, then have a hands-on experience, with a seed planting workshop led by CERES in the cinema courtyard. The films explore the themes of waste and pollution, while also celebrating our natural environment and wildlife.
Learn about the environment and then have a hands-on seed planting experience
Following a mother polar bear and her cubs over four years, this multi award-winning film showcases the beauty of Svalbard, a glacier-covered archipelago between Norway and the North Pole. Highlighting the devastation caused by climate change, Queen Without Land is at once a celebration of the Arctic's ecosystem, and confrontation of its fight for survival as climate change brutalises the region.
Queen Without Land follows a mother polar bear and her cubs
This session will include an introduction from Kristen Howard from Homeward Bound, and will screen with a short film made by Australian Parents for Climate Action, a great way to generate conversation between parents and kids about the environment.
To WIN one of the TWO DOUBLE PASSES available for each of these sessions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Environmental Film Festival Australia as the subject heading. Make sure to indicate which session(s) you'd like to attend. Names will be drawn at 10am on 22nd October. Good luck!