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The 12th annual Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA) is back to transport viewers out of their lounge rooms from 14 October to 14 November. It will take place entirely online and will feature short stories, documentaries, shorts and children’s content, ranging from swimming deep with marines and sea lions in California and crossing the Alps from the 18th century in search of the sublime, to standing with native leaders who fighting for their community across the planet and admiring the moon from a new point of view. The opening night film is the Australian climate change documentary The Weather Diaries along with a live streamed film from the film’s star, Lupa J. For the full program and tickets, visit effa.org.au. The Canberra Season 2021 of the Japanese Film Festival takes place from October 28 to November 2 with film screenings at Palace Electric Cinemas and the National Film and Sound Archive. Movies include comedies, dramas, thrillers, musicals and documentaries. Volunteers are sought to help with advertising and activities in front of the house: for more information about it and the festival program, visit japanesefilmfestival.net. The Belconnen Arts Center is closed during the lockdown, but has plenty of online content to enjoy. Positive Poster Lab (until December 31st) is about dedicating some time to being creative, to setting yourself up and exploring what you need right now, in this moment. We would very much like to see what you do. And maybe there’s someone else out there who needs to hear your message as well. In Mindful Drawing (October 30, noon), local artist Kiran Grewal helps you discover the process of spontaneous drawing and how to make it an effective means of expression. The deadline for submitting the Belco Arts Inclusion Award has been extended to Monday, October 18, so disabled and / or deaf artists can still apply. Entries for the online fair Place Unframed – artists exploring the concept of place – are open until 1 November. Entries for the Cosmos and Critters Youth Art Prize – which depict fantasy worlds and creatures – close on November 8. Age groups will be five to eight years, nine to 12 years and 13 to 17 years. For more information on all of this and more, visit belcoarts.com.au. Do you have a short film script or proof of concept that you would like to see on screen? The Impulse Collective – a Canberra ensemble – is preparing non-produced short scripts for its next project. It looks for short, sharp, compelling stories to bring to life and to an audience. If you have anything you would like from paper to screen, please send your script to impulsecompanycanberra@gmail.com by October 24th. The National Gallery of Australia’s Art from Home program has been developed by artists in collaboration with the gallery’s learning team. Online and downloadable artist activities include portraits of animals with Angelina Pwerle, equestrian sculptures with David Wallace and The Big Boat Adventure with Arone Meeks. nga.gov.au. Megalo Print Studio’s online exhibition Ligature, featuring prints from VCA editions in Naarm / Melbourne, continues until October 16. It contains collaborative screenprints, lithographs, digital and C-print. See megalo.org. ANU School of Art & amp; Design has upcoming online seminars on sustainable creative careers for artists – topics include how to ask for what you want and pitch yourself – on October 13, 20 and 27. See: soad.cass.anu.edu.au/events.

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