EFFA Session One - Australian Shorts

EFFA presents: Home Grown

Australian Shorts + Panel

Australia | Unclassified (15+)
Film & Talk

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Sat 1 Jun 2024


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With animation, comedy, dance, documentaries and even a seagull falling in love with a drone, this specially curated shorts package highlights the joy and power of connecting with the world around us.

Screening is followed by a panel talk with selected filmmakers.

Bird Drone Radheya Jegatheva, Australia, 2023
A heartfelt story of unrequited love between a seagull and a human-operated drone with a limited battery life.

A CALL TO ARMS Pippa Samaya, Tara Jade Samaya, Australia, 2023
A dance film that traverses the landscapes of Takayna; from rugged coastline to the deep ancient temperate rainforests, exploring through movement, the embodied effects of its landscapes and the sensation of its contrasting strength and fragility.

No Distance Between Us Vera Hong, Australia, 2018
Exploring the history and cultural significance of the Willandra Lakes Region in far-west NSW, the largest human fossil footprint site in the world.

Stories from the Smoke Daniel Merson, Australia, 2020
A gut-punching reflection of a grandfather living in bushfire country, inspired by a First Dog on the Moon cartoon.

An Island Off An Island Guido Pezz, Australia, 2023
An intimate portrait of life in Bruny Island, away from the distractions of the outside world.

Petrichor Shirin Shakhesi, 2019
A vibrant sensory experience drawing you through a vivid, jewel-toned ecosystem of insects and nature.

Outpicker Le Luo, Australia, 2023
A queer immigrant finds a sense of belonging in the Australian landscape through litter-picking.

Event duration

105 mins


Unclassified (15+)

Infrequent coarse language.


Cinema 2, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Closing Reception at Cameo (ACMI Cafe, Level 1) 8-9pm. Vegan canapes and drinks, including a selection from ReWine, Naarm's refillable, sustainable wine merchant.

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About EFFA

Environmental Film Festival Australia is a volunteer community group based in Naarm (Melbourne) that prioritises climate and environments through film, providing platforms for artists to showcase their work and spaces for people to connect and exchange solutions. Across 2024 and 2025, you’re invited to join us for a series of pop-up 'EFFA presents' screenings.

Two people sitting near a rock pool -  EFFA presents Home Grown

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