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Creative Brimbank in partnership with Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA) presents - Going Green - a mini-festival dedicated to celebrating nature, educating families about environmental issues and preserving our natural environment through art.

Join us these July school holidays (7-11 July) with a program designed for primary school aged children and their families. 

All events: no charge

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Going Green Short Films presented by EFFA
Launch: Wednesday 8 July, 1pm
Available until: Thursday 9 July, 12midnight

Step into the magical world of nature and wildlife and discover the joy of the natural world through this selection of six curated short films. The films explore environmental topics ranging from the secret lives of creatures invisible to the naked eye to stories from the oceans. Suitable for primary school age children 
  • Maybe Just a Fairytale  Geoff Spanner | 6mins | Australia | Documentary | 2018
    An Australian film featuring Australian wildlife coming to a free concert with a sting in the tail.

  • Birthplace Sil van der Woerd and Jorik Dozy | 6mins | The Netherlands | Music Video | 2018
    A symbolic music video of a man arriving on a perfect earth, who encounters his nemesis in the form of ocean trash.

  • Saccage Alexandre Boesch-Brassens, Jonathan Breuer, Julie Mansuy, Nicolas Ocipski, Paul Gaulier, Samuel Ramamisoa, Sylvain Masson and William Rima | 3mins | France | Animation | 2017          
    An animation about S.A.M., a garbage collector robot in a futuristic Paris who goes after a plastic bag and ignores all danger to maintain cleanliness in the city.

  • Baked Fish Guillem Miró | 4 mins | Spain | Animation | 2018
    An animation about a Typical Mediterranean recipe cooked in a critical way.
  • Kuap Nils Hedinger| 8 mins | Switzerland | Animation | 2018
    An animation from Switzerland which tells the story of a tadpole who somehow misses out on becoming a frog and is left behind in the pond.  A little story about growing up.

  • Dry Fly  Rut Juan | 4 mins | Spain | Animation | 2018 | Australian Premiere
    An animation  about Margarito, a thirsty fly, with a broken wing, who sees a water drop inside of a carnivorous plant and desperately needs a drink
Each film is under 10 minutes and will be available to view on EFFA’s Vimeo channel over two days (8 and 9 July)

No registrations required

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The Owl’s Apprentice
Little Wing Puppets

Premiere: Friday 3 July, 3pm - Performance only via Facebook (duration 30 mins)

Main Event: Friday 10 July, 3pm - Performance, Q&A via Zoom (duration 60 mins)

Poot Poot is a young owl sent to study at owl school. On his journey he meets other animals sharing their own special kind of wisdom.

Registrations required for 10 July event

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Lovely and Lonely Species Workshop
Presented by Jo Mott

Launch: Tuesday 7 July, 10am
No registrations required

Join us for an online interactive, hands-on art and craft workshop highlighting the common and endangered native animals we find in our local Brimbank area. 

Workshop video will be delivered and available through the Creative Brimbank Facebook Page, follow us for updates

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Puppetry of Paper
Presented by Jenny Ellis (Little Wing Puppets)

Workshop: Friday 10 July, 10am and 12noon (60 min per session)

Scrunch, rip, twist, tear…. Watch your page leap to life and onto the stage. Join Little Wing Puppets for an interactive live-streamed workshop where children (ages 5-12) can create using materials you have at home, as well as participate in  drama games and short performances.

Workshops will be delivered via Zoom

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She Danced and Sang
Exhibition by Melanie Obst [Virtual Gallery]

Available during the festival

Melanie Obst creates semi-abstracted paintings drawn from native vegetation and the Wimmera landscape. Practicing art for over two decades Mel has recently refocused her efforts onto the development of her painting oeuvre. She explores lines, colours and repeated patterns, and is inspired by the Wimmera landscape. 

Exhibition on 3-31 July via

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