Happy New Year – Countdown To Flickerfest 2018!

4th January 2018

Flickerfest 2018 – More Festival Highlights & Meet Our Jury

We are only days away from celebrating the opening of Flickerfest 2018 once again with 10 jam packed days of the best short films from Australia and across the globe at the fabulous and infamous Bondi Beach!

By the 12th of January the New Year’s Hangover would have (hopefully) well and truly worn off and we will all be reading to celebrate once more at the Flickerfest Opening Night Screening & Party. Thirst will be quenched by Parkers, Young Henry’s, Rosnay Organic Wines, Windowrie Wines and Tamburlaine Organic Wines while enjoying delicious snacks from Cob’s, Doughboy Pizza and the Queen of rice paper rolls, Lady Chu.

In addition to delicious food and drink, party-goers will get a taste for the 2018 Flickerfest programme with a selection of highlights including the hilarious animation from Canada An Imagined Conversation: Kanye West & Stephen Hawking; and Martha The Monster starring Rose Byrne.

Get your tickets to come and join us on our star-studded red carpet Gala Opening Night at Flickerfest 2018 – via Moshtix.
See you there!!

Introducing Our Esteemed Flickerfest 2018 Jury Members !!!

We’re very excited to welcome an outstanding group of 12 accomplished judges across our four juries, with a particularly warm welcome to Linda Olszewski all the way from the USA. Linda is a new member of AMPAS (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) for their Short Film and Feature Animations. Linda will be a part of our International Jury team along with producer Greer Simpkin (Goldstone, Sweet Country, Jasper Jones), and Gregory Erdstein director of the 2017 self-funded smash hit feature That’s Not Me.

On our Australian jury we have Producer Greg Duffy (Last Cab To Darwin, Last Train To Freo), well known and loved Director and Rake star Matt Day, and Alice Foulcher director and co-writer of That’s Not Me.

The Oscar qualifying Documentary competition will this year be judged by Mitchell Stanley, producer of Servant and Slave, Penny Smallacombe Head of Indigenous at Screen Australia and Writer/Director/Producer Dr Trevor Graham (Mabo Life of an Island Man, Monsieur Mayonnaise).

Finally, watching the films of our youngest emerging Australian filmmakers we have our FlickerUp jury with versatile journalist and screen producer Renée Brack, Hackshaw Ridge actor Harry Greenwood, and Mitzi Ruhlmann, star of Home and Away, and Damien Power’s thriller feature film Killing Ground.

We would like to welcome all our jury members to Flickerfest 2018 and wish them the very best with the big decisions they will be facing in the coming weeks! Meet The Jury.

More Festival Highlights !!

At Flickerfest 2018 we are very proud to be screening two very special short Documentaries which are both contenders for the documentary short subject category at the 90th Academy Awards.

Screening in Best of Documentary 1 is the tender and heart-warming tale Edith & Eddie, who at the ages of 95 and 96 are America’s oldest interracial newlyweds and whose love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear them apart.

Out of Africa comes the story of 8 year old girl, Bamunu who works as a real life shopping basket – called “Kayayo”, in Ghana to support her family in Kayayo – The Living Shopping Baskets in our Best of Documentary 2 programme.

Celebrating the child in all of us is our delightful FlickerKids programme which features delightful family friendly shorts from across the world including the charming Hedgehog’s Home, a world made of felt in which ‘a hedgehog is made fun of by a sly fox, a greedy bear, a wicked wolf and a muddy wild boar’.
Check out the trailer here.

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