"I am very excited to invite you to the annual and inaugural Tasmanian eco Film Fest (TeFF). This four-day festival presents diverse and fascinating films from around the world with a focus on the environment. We believe it is essential to entertain and to educate, so each film is accompanied by a Q&A session with specially invited quests. There’ll be no need to leave the cinema with unanswered questions!
We are also pleased to be joined by international TV journalist Sara James and international wildlife filmmaker Ginger Mauney as facilitators of the festival.
TeFF is very purposefully an apolitical event. What does that mean? Well, we believe that to make lasting sustainable changes that care for our natural world—changes that will ensure our ability to thrive and survive as a species—we need to work together, regardless of politics or religion. So we have chosen to keep the festival free from political voices.
Last but not least, it takes a community to launch a festival. There are so many amazing people and organisations that have made this inaugural TeFF possible (see my thank-you list and sponsor logos). Thank you all. In March the TeFF was just an idea. Now here it is and I couldn’t be prouder or more grateful!
Welcome everyone to the 2015 Tas eco Film Fest!"
TeFF Director & Fundraising Coordinator Tasmanian Conservation Trust
For the past 47 years the Tasmanian Conservation Trust has been protecting Tasmania’s unique and amazing marine life, wildlife and wilderness. I have been privileged to be the Director of the Trust for the past 5 years and for the environmental movement for the last 24 years. I am excited to be launching TeFF as a medium of environmental awareness and education and an opportunity to interact with the community more deeply. I believe this annual festival of film is the perfect form of connection and communication with all generations.
So let’s all sit back and watch some great films and start some important conversations, and from there we can create grass root campaigns and keep Tasmania not only one of the best places to live in but an environmental treasure island.
Director, Tasmanian Conservation Trust