The Tasmanian eco Film Fest has launched its 2017 MINI Festival program.
Completely apolitical and eco-themed, TeFF will be offering three screenings,
over three days, in three different Hobart locations. 10-12 of November.
Over these three days there will be a Shorts eco POP UP film screening held at
The Hobart Commons at 126 Bathurst Street with an eclectic and adventurous
collection of entertaining and thought-provoking films. You are asked to BYO chair /
beanbag and drink of preference and they will supply the popcorn and films. They are
also screening an award winning indie documentary, The Gateway Bug, at the State
Cinema followed by a filmmaker Q&A (via Skype). This well made film poses the
question of how to feed a growing population with limited resources? Could the
answer be crickets? And finally a family friendly eco shorts screening at Greening
Australia via ‘Cycle Projector’ where you can come along get a ‘cycle blended’
milkshake and some popcorn and enjoy a few good short films.
Continuing from the success of the second TeFF in 2016 that increased its
festival attendance rate by 50%, this year’s festival takes a more ‘Pop Up’ style.
Festival Director, Kyia Clayton says “After a second really successful festival,
I took a step back and thought hard about how TeFF could move forward to reach
more people and help to create more positive change. Deconstructing it made sense.
So I decided to run more frequent, smaller events to help keep the important message
of looking after our natural world at the forefront of everyones minds.”
“TeFF is a contemporary eco film festival,” states TeFF director Kyia
Clayton. “It hopes to engage, inform, inspire and include. We inhabit this earth
together, its time for a bigger more intelligent and global approach to the care of the
natural world. This means starting conversations and listening to people without
separation of political or religious beliefs.”
TeFF will also be holding one of its very popular ‘private’ VIP cocktail
parties. This year 10 lucky people have the opportunity to win an invite. See details
for this give away and the full program on the website www.tassieff.com
Festival sponsors are Bream Creek, The Commons Hobart, Harvest Feast,
Fitzgerald & Browne Lawyers, The State Cinema & Workhorse Productions. With the
Tasmanian Conservation Trust, inc. as the founding sponsor.
Kyia Clayton, TeFF Director