Adelaide, Canberra, Western Sydney & Western Australia – May Movie Marathon!

2nd May 2023

Lightning Ridge, Adelaide, Canberra, Narrogin, Kununurra, Parramatta & Campbelltown


Well that was an awesome April with wonderful filmmakers in attendance at all venues and enthusiastic audiences celebrating our incredible shorts.

Don’t miss our first May screening with our Best of Australian programme rolling out under the stars, in Lightning Ridge NSW including a delightful comedy short with a cameo starring Barnaby Joyce!! ‘White Lies’

AOC Black Opal Heritage Shed, Lightning Ridge –  Wednesday 3rd May, 7pm

Flickerfest Celebrates Adelaide Filmmakers In May


Mercury CX Cinema, Adelaide – Saturday 13th May, 6pm & 8.30pm
We’re thrilled to be returning to The Mercury Cinema Adelaide for two big short film screenings. 

Saturday 13 May, 6pm the Best of Australian Shorts programme shines a spotlight on the incredible short film talent that exists in our emerging Australian industry, featuring 9 stunning Aussie short films. 

Highlights of the programme include 5  South Australian films fresh from competition at Flickerfest Bondi.

Dont miss the delightful animation ‘Tangki (Donkey)’ three Anangu women recount how donkeys came to be well loved in their desert community; absurd comedy ‘Something’s Not Quite Right’ one morning David wakes up and feels out of sorts. Desperate for answers, he sets out on an absurd quest to find out what’s not quite right about his day, ‘Bunker: The Last Fleet’ the futuristic First Nations sci-fi set in 2057 written, co produced and starring Natasha Waganeen; ‘Lean’ where after suffering financial ruin, Robert (Nicholas Hope) decides to sail a handmade boat to New Zealand, seeing the lunacy of his ambitions, his son Charlie (Harry Greenwood) tries to stop him; and ‘The Fritz’ where a nervous man arrives at a party after being hit by a meteor, (exec produced by and starring Trevor Jamieson, ‘Storm Boy’) and sets off a chain of family drama, (also featuring Clarence Ryan and Kamahl).

Meet our talented SA filmmakers at the screening, who will be along to introduce their films and participate in a lively Q&A !

Saturday 13 May, 8.30pm you can also enjoy an incredible collection of global stories with our  Best of International Shorts programme. Amongst a host of international highlights enjoying their Australian premieres are the powerful Danish drama ‘IVALU’ and surprising Canadian animation, ‘The Flying Sailor’, both nominated for the 2023 Oscars.

Come along and enjoy a festive atmosphere with friends and family with a complimentary drink between sessions and filmmakers and the festival team in attendance.

Flickerfest Highlights Canberra Filmmakers!


Palace Electric Cinemas, Canberra – Thursday 18th May, 7pm

 Flickerfest, Australia’s largest Short Film Festival is excited to be returning to the Palace Electric Cinemas, showcasing the Best of Australian Shorts programme highlights from our recent Bondi festival competition, featuring 9 Australian short stories.

On Thur 18 May, 7pm highlights include Canberra made films from locally based filmmakers and talent, and others born and raised in Canberra. The moving drama ‘The Pleasure Of Meeting Someone’, by local writer / director Callum Flinn; was shot in Lyneham and Clear Range with local cast and crews. ‘Marionettes (And The Virtue Of A Lotus Flower)’ was produced and animated in Canberra by local writer / director / producer Prajdnik Awasthi and is based on a true story of his Nepalese grandmother and her plight as a child bride. This stunning film was awarded a Special Mention of the Jury for Best Australian Animation at Flickerfest 2023.

Comedy of errors ‘White Lies’ by Canberra born and Hughes raised writer / director / producer Greg Moran also shines, taking a modern look at a fathers quest to further his daughters education with far reaching consequences, starring Canberra born and bred actor and theatre director Edward Whiteman, who grew up in Garran and featuring a cheeky cameo from federal member of parliament Barnaby Joyce. 

Come along and enjoy a festive atmosphere with a complimentary drink on arrival and introductions by our local filmmakers and the festival team.

Flickerfest In Narrogin & Kununurra WA 


Flickerfest is thrilled to be heading back to the west this May.

Kununurra Picture Garden
 – Friday 19th May, 6pm

Join us at under the stars as we return to the Kimberley with Flickerfest’s Best of Australian Shorts programme. The programme features 9 Aussie short films that have been embraced by our audiences all across the country. Included are two WA homegrown shorts ‘Wirnitj’ and ‘Good Fortune’, that were a highlight of our Bondi competition. Tix at door only!
Thornton Theatre, Narrogin – Thur 18th, Fri 19th, Sat 20th May, 7.30pm

Don’t miss our return to our much loved venue, the Thornton Theatre Narrogin, screening three stunning programmes across three evenings.

On Thur 18 May is our much loved Best of International Shorts programme featuring two Oscar nominees and taking our audiences on a cinema trip through China, New Zealand, Germany, the Ukraine, Taiwan, The Netherlands and more …

On Fri 19 May, Flickerfest’s Best of Australian Shorts programme features 9 Aussie short films that have been embraced by our audiences so far including WA homegrown shorts ‘Wirnitj’ and ‘Good Fortune’

‘Good Fortune’ producer Kate Separovich will be present at the screening to introduce her film.

Also shining on the big screen on Sat 20 May is our much loved Short Laughs Comedy programme featuring two Oscar nominees and taking our audiences on a cinema trip through China, New Zealand, Germany, the Ukraine, Taiwan, The Netherlands and more .

Flickerfest Back Out West In Parramatta & Campbelltown Across One Weekend


Riverside Theatres Parramatta – Saturday 20th May, 3pm & 6.30pm

Join us as we return to the Riverside Theatres, screening a magical selection of Australian and international short films.

On Saturday 20 May, 3pm the Best of Australian Shorts programme with 9 stunning award winning films, including films from Western Sydney filmmakers.

Dont miss multiple AACTA, AWGIE, Logie and SPA Award nominated director, writer, producer and actor Vonne Patiag’s ‘Too Many Ethnics’, the delightful and sumptuous comedy ‘Butter: A Love Story’ by  director Anita Lee, who grew up in North Rocks and Kenthurst filmmaker writer / director / producer Blythe Ashton’s ‘Married at First Fleet’.

On Saturday 20th May, 6.30pm enjoy an incredible collection of global stories and take a trip around the world from the comfort of your cinema chair with the Best of International Shorts programme, including Oscar nominees ‘ÍVALU’ and ‘The Flying Sailor’ and stunning Indian drama ‘A Lullaby for Yellow Roses’ by acclaimed Indian director Rahul Roye. 

Come along and enjoy a festive atmosphere with friends and family, including a complimentary drink between the sessions and meet the festival team and filmmaker Anita Lee, who will introduce her film ‘Butter: A Love Story’; prior to the Australian session.

Inaugural Visit To Campbelltown

Campbelltown Arts Centre – Sunday 21st May, 7pm

Join us as we visit the Campbelltown Arts Centre for the first time with a selection of our favourite Australian shorts with the Best of Australian Shorts programme, screening on Sunday 21st May, 7pm

A stunning local highlight is the heartfelt family drama ‘Sunnies’ starring Malaki Williams, in the lead role. Malaki is a student at Campbelltown Performing Arts High School and was awarded the role after auditions at Campbelltown Performing Arts centre. ‘Sunnies’ was shot around St Andrews by award winning director Ismail Khan. Ismail is an Australian screenwriter and director with Wailwan and Pakistani heritage, born and raised in St Andrews, south-west Sydney. 

Both Ishmail and Malaki will be along on the night to introduce their film ‘Sunnies’ and are thrilled to share their film on the big screen for the first time with local audiences. 

Other  films from Western Sydney filmmakers, including Vonne Patiag’s  fun comedy ‘Too Many Ethnics’ and ‘Butter: A Love Story’ by Director Anita Lee, who grew up in North Rocks, also shine and Anita will also join us on the night. 

Come along and enjoy a festive atmosphere with friends and family and meet our filmmakers and the festival team.

Save The Date: Newcastle Sat 10 June


The Flickerfest magic rolls on until October. 

The month of June is rare quiet one for our Flickerfest tour with only 1 venue sharing the Flickerfest short film love this month – so save the date!

Civic Playhouse Theatre Newcastle – Saturday 10 June
6.30pm: Best of Australian Shorts | 9pm: Short Laughs Comedy

Australian films ‘Sticky Beak’ and ‘Mud Crab’ with Newcastle and Central Coast connections will shine, fresh from Flickerfest Bondi, alongside incredible award winning films, handpicked to tour from Australia and the world.

Don’t miss these two stunning short film programmes and enjoy a festive atmosphere with filmmakers and the festival team in the house and a complimentary drink between screenings!

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