Capital Life, October 9, 2021: Film festivals and Belco Arts events take place | Canberra weather

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The 12th Australian Environmental Film Festival (EFFA) is back to transport viewers out of their living rooms from October 14 to November 14. It will take place entirely online and will contain narrative feature films, documentaries, shorts and children’s content, ranging from swimming deep in marlins and sea lions in California and traversing the 18th century Alps in search of of the sublime, to stand alongside Indigenous leaders fighting for their communities across the globe and see the moon from a new perspective. The opening night film is Australian climate change documentary The Weather Diaries, accompanied by a live performance by film star Lupa J. For full schedule and tickets visit effa.org.au . The Canberra season of the 2021 Japanese Film Festival is scheduled to take place from October 28 to November 2, with film screenings at Palace Electric Cinemas and the National Film and Sound Archive. Films include comedies, dramas, thrillers, musicals, and documentaries. Volunteers are needed to help with promotion and hospitality: for more information on this and the festival program, visit japanesefilmfestival.net. The Belconnen Arts Center is closed during the lockdown but offers a lot of online content. Positive Poster Lab (until December 31) is all about spending some time being creative, listening to yourself, and exploring what you need right now, right now. We would love to see what you do. And maybe there is someone else who needs to hear your message too. In Mindful Drawing (October 30, noon), local artist Kiran Grewal will take you through the process of spontaneous drawing and how to make it an effective medium. The submission deadline for the Belco Arts Inclusion Award has been extended until Monday, October 18 so that artists with disabilities and / or deaf can still apply. Registration for the online exhibition Place Unframed – artists who study the concept of place – are open until November 1. Registration for the Cosmos and Critters Youth Art Prize – depicting imaginary worlds and creatures – closes November 8. Age teams will be five to eight, 9 to 12 and 13 to 17. 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 – an ensemble from Canberra – is calling for non-produced short films for its next project. He seeks short, precise and compelling stories to bring to life and an audience. If you have something you would like to get from paper to screen, send your script to [email protected] by October 24th. The National Gallery of Australia’s Art from Home program was developed by artists in collaboration with the gallery’s learning team. Online and downloadable art activities include Animal Portraits with Angelina Pwerle, Rider Sculptures with David Wallace, and The Big Boat Adventure with Arone Meeks. nga.gov.au. Megalo Print Studio’s online Ligature exhibition, featuring prints from the VCA editions in Naarm / Melbourne, runs through October 16. It presents collaborative serigraphs, lithographs, digital and type C prints. See megalo.org. The ANU School of Art & Design is hosting upcoming online seminars on Sustainable Creative Careers for Artists – topics include how to ask for what you want and present yourself – on October 13, 20 and 27. See: soad.cass.anu.edu.au/events.

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