Environmental Film Festival in Australia


Years running: 13 (since 2010)

Environmental Film Festival in Australia

International environmental film festival.


EFFA is more than just a film festival – it's a catalyst for positive and sustainable change.

Festival film screenings get viewers thinking and feeling. Panel discussions and debates get audiences talking and asking questions. The festival connects conscious consumers with ethical organisations, then directs them to act.

Festival programme takes audiences on a deeper exploration of pressing environmental and sustainability issues. It  fuels conversation about how to make the world a better place, now and into the future. EFFA brings business people, scientists, government, academics, creatives, environmentalists, and the audience together for discussions about the environment, actions we can take and sustainable solutions that are available now.


  • Best Feature Film 
  • Best Short Film 
  • Best Australian Film 
  • Best Student Film


  • Broadly address a subject matter related to the environment – e.g. relationship to nature, sustainability, industry, environmental heroes, change or impacts. 
  • Films completed after 1 January 2020. 

Subtitle language: English. 

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Festival director: Chris Gerbing
Program manager: 




Official Website




1/285 Church Street
Richmond, Victoria 3121

Email: nathan@effa.org.au

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    September 01, 2021
  • Earlybird Deadline
    December 31, 2021
  • Regular Deadline
    February 28, 2022
  • Late Deadline
    April 30, 2022
  • Notifications
    July 31, 2022
  • Event Dates
    1 — 31 October 2022
Categories & Fees

Narrative or Documentary films with an enviro-focus 40 minutes in length or longer.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $18
  • Regular Deadline — $26
  • Late Deadline — $34

Narrative or Documentary films with an enviro-focus under 40 minutes in length.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $11
  • Regular Deadline — $18
  • Late Deadline — $26
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