Eco Kids Film Initiative

EKFI_logo1The Eco Kids Film Initiative (EKFI) is a collaborative project dedicated to environmental education and awareness-raising through film as a medium.

Through films that are entertaining, educational, and above all inspirational it is EKFI’s goal to inspire real change through the children of today and generations to come by promoting a proactive strategy to environmental awareness.

Our vision is to nurture the creation of a growing youth audience that is environmentally aware and active. This growing awareness can lead directly to behavioural changes and indirectly to a spillover to the rest of the family, school or community. We are committed to facilitating the establishment of an educated film viewing culture devoted to media that reflects a sustainable culture-nature relationship infused with a respectful curiosity toward the conservation of our rich biodiversity and natural heritage.

The Programme:

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Tickets cost R45, of which R5 is donated to Greenpop, the Cape Town based tree-planting organisation. Block bookings (minimum 10 tickets) are available at R30 per ticket (available directly at the Labia: 021 424 5927).

Each programme, with the exception of the feature-length film How I Became an Elephant, consists of a series of short films around a particular theme or issue. Each programme varies in length from between 60 – 90 minutes, after which a short discussion will follow with the audience.

With thanks to Prix Jeunesse, Goethe-Institut, Goethe Institut Bangkok, Goethe Institut Buenos Aires, Brower Youth Awards, Conservation International, Maui Huliau Foundation, EcoKids Namibia, Norwegian Film Institute, Raptors Are The Solution, CNTV Novasur Chile, Canal 22 MexicoSurfing for Change, Why Poverty! and all the independent producers that entered and/or graciously agreed to us screening their films.——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Be the Change

(7 – 14 years | 55 min)

Cape Town | Saturday 28 March | 12am     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Cape Town | Thursday 2 April | 11am     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Eastern Cape | Saturday 28 March | 2pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

Be the change 4You know those movies where the kid is the hero, or when a whole group of friends get together and do something awesome? Would you like to be one of those kids? This selection of films is all about kids that are green heroes, and how you can become one too.

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Eco Films by Kids Green Heroes

(7 – 14 years | 53 min)

Cape Town | Saturday 28 March | 10am     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Cape Town | Wednesday 1 April | 2.30pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Eastern Cape | Saturday 28 March | 4pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

Films by kids

Eco Films by Kids:

Kids from Namibia to Maui are making films and telling stories about their environment. Come see what they have to say, and get inspired to make your own for next year’s festival.

 

 

Green heroes

Green Heroes:

From the rain forests of South America to the beach at Jeffrey’s bay, meet some heroes who make saving the day look cool.

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How I Became an Elephant

(12 – 17 years |82 min)

Not for sensitive viewers!

Cape Town | Thursday 26 March |2.30pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Cape Town | Sunday 29 March | 2.30pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Eastern Cape | Sunday 29 March | 2pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

How I became an elephant 1How I Became an Elephant follows a wide-eyed fourteen year-old from suburban California on her quest to save the world’s largest land mammals; a quest that takes her halfway across the globe and face to face with the gentle giants she aims to save.

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Life Elsewhere

(7 – 14 years | 67 min)

Cape Town | Friday 27 March | 2.30pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Cape Town | Monday 30 March | 2.30pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Life elsewhereHave you ever felt like you’re the only one that is worried about the state of our planet? You’re not alone. Meet children from around the world and see how they deal with a changing planet in the hope of a sustainable future for all of us. In partnership with Prix Jeunesse.

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Living Creatures: Great and Small

(7 – 14 years | 75 min)

Cape Town | Thursday 26 March | 11am     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Cape Town | Monday 30 March | 11am     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Cape Town | Thursday 2 April | 2.30pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Living creatures great and small

Get up close and personal with anything and everything from the tiny ant to the Black Rhino, and be prepared to be amazed.

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Natural Connections

(7 – 14 years | 61 min)

Cape Town | Sunday 29 March | 12am     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Cape Town | Tuesday 31 March | 2.30pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Natural connectionsChildren and nature go together like peas and carrots. Get a dose of Vitamin N(ature) and come climb a tree, swim with Sea Lions and look into the eyes of a Golden Eagle.

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Small Seeds Hold Great Potential

(3 – 6 years | 73 min)

Cape Town | Friday 27 March | 11am     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Cape Town | Tuesday 31 March | 11am     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Small seeds hold great potential 1A special selection of films especially for the little ones to delight and ignite their curiosity in things living and green.

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Wild World

(7 – 14 years | 62 min)

Cape Town | Sunday 29 March | 10am     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Cape Town | Wednesday 1 April | 11am     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Wild world 1Watch some of the top films from around the world about kids getting wild while taking care of the planet and having fun doing it. In partnership with Prix Jeunesse.

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For enquiries related to the Eco Kids Film Initiative please contact:

Tarien Roux
Email: ekfi.info@gmail.com
Cell: +27 76 999 8043
Please note that email is the most effective and preferred channel of communication as Tarien lives on a farm and cell signal is intermittent.

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The South African Eco Film Festival is a project of While You Were Sleeping, a registered South African Non Profit Organisation (NPO registration no: 137-167 NPO) committed to bringing documentaries with important social, environmental and political themes to South African audiences.

 

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