Flickerfest comes to Melbourne!

11th February 2014

Celebrating 23 years of short film excellence Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading short film festival. Flickerfest brings its ‘Spectacular Short Films With Soul’ to 50 different venues around the country, screening in every state and territory. See a smorgasbord of shorts from Australia and around the world from January to May 2014.

On Wednesday 12th February we come to Melbourne to shine a spotlight on local filmmakers with a special Made in Melbourne programme, at The Kino Cinemas, 45 Collins Street.

Flickerfest remains Australia’s only Academy® accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival, ensuring that we continue to present A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world. Over 2,300 entries were received for Flickerfest 2014, and only the top 120 shorts have been selected in official competition, all handpicked to represent the most innovative, creative and cutting edge short films being produced in the world today.

Flickerfest will be screening an entertaining, inspiring and award winning range of local shorts, that celebrate the talent that exists in the Melbourne film community, giving local Flickerfest audiences the first look at the hottest short films in the world today.

The calibre of this year’s program is undeniable with several films screening at some of the worlds most prominent and revered film festivals including Sundance and Cannes.

Highlights of Flickerfest 2014 include:
Made in Melbourne – A spotlight on the talented filmmakers from Melbourne with this specially selected programme of shorts, including; Kingdom of Doug debut short directed by actress Victoria Thaine (The Loved Ones, Caterpillar Wish) which won the Academy® Accredited Flickerfest Best Australian Short Film Award in Sydney; We Keep On Dancing directed by Jessica Barclay Lawton and written my Rhys Mitchell, a delightful comedy-drama about human connections and dance; and AACTA award winning Last Time I Saw Richard a film that explores the bond that two boys form to protect themselves from the darkling’s that hide in the night shadows.

Also screening on the night will be Slomo from the USA a short Documentary that won Flickerfest’s Award for Short documentary- an award that recently received the honour of becoming Academy® qualifying, joining 3 other live action and animation awards across the Flickerfest competitions.

Flickerfest in Melbourne will kick off with the screening of Made in Melbourne shorts and will be followed by an after-party with drinks from Little Creatures, Crystal Head Vodka, Rosnay Wines and Phoenix Organic Juices with catering provided by Misschu.

Tickets: $25 / $20 (incl. drinks & after-party catered by MISSCHU)
Info/prog: www.palacecinemas.com.au/cinemas/kino Ph: 03 9650 2100
Tickets can be pre-purchased online or from 03 9650 2100 & at the door.

 

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