Armidale, Huskisson, Kempsey, Nambour, Port Macquarie, Alice Springs & Sawtell – Here We come!

19th March 2024

Get Ready For An Amazing Month Of Shorts


Well it has been an incredible short film marathon with 6 venues enjoying Flickerfest on Tour so far. A big thanks to all of our enthusiastic audiences who have attended and enjoyed the screenings and our wonderful filmmakers who’ve come along to introduce their films nationally!The marathon continues! This week is super busy, with 7 venues sharing the short film love across one big cinematic weekend. this Friday 22 March to Saturday 23 March join us at Majestic Cinemas ArmidaleHuskissonKempsey, NambourPort Macquarie, and Sawtell to enjoy the Best of International Shorts and Best of Australian Shorts  and Short Laughs Comedy. Flickerfest also hits the red centre rolling out in Alice Springs! We’re screening across two big nights in the Araluen theatre (Moved indoors due to predicted rain) and there is also a free AFTRS x Flickerfest masterclass on Saturday with First Drop Director Damon van der Schuit & Gaffer Thomas Howlett. More details below.


On The Road To Alice Springs This Weekend 


Araluen Arts Centre Circus Lawns – Alice Springs–  Friday 22 March – Saturday 23 March at 7.30pm

Join us at Araluen Arts Centre for 2 days of unforgettable short films! Now indoors in the cosy Araluen theatre where the predicted rain wont impact our short film parade! 

On Friday, be amazed by the Best of Australian Shorts programme shining a spotlight on the incredible short film talent honoring our unique identity and culture.Catch the stunning local NT highlight First Drop, a moving production set in Alice Springs, written and directed by Damon van der Schuit and starring a large cast and crew of Alice Springs locals!

Also screening is the poignant AFTRS Award Winner for Best Screenplay in an Australian Short Film Cold Water, that explores the LGBTQI experience in 70’s St Kilda, starring industry legend Bruce Spence.

On Saturday, 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, a feast of 9 stunning shorts from Germany, France, India and more… 

From 3-4pm Saturday at Araluen you can also engage with the free AFTRS X FlickerLab panel and go behind the scenes with director Damon van der Schuit and the team as they discuss the making of the Alice film First Drop. More details and register here.

Armidale, Huskisson, Kempsey, Nambour, Port Macquarie, Sawtell


Majestic Cinemas, Huskisson PicturesBelgrave Cinemas – Friday 22 March – Saturday 23 March

Flickerfest is thrilled to return to the Majestic Cinemas in NambourKempseyPort Macquarie, and Sawtell. Plus, Huskisson Pictures in Huskisson and Belgrave Cinemas in Armidale this weekend!

Embark on a magical cinematic journey with the Best of International Shorts and the Best of Australian Shorts.

On Friday, travel the world with 9 stunning international award-winning shorts.

On Saturday, the Best of Australian Shorts celebrates our unique culture and stories including local highlight, Fences‘When his son sends an AI version of himself to mend the fences on the family property, an aging farmer must adapt to the change, or else lose his relationship with his son entirely. Starring Indigenous actor Meyne Wyatt and Scottish-Australian actor Colin Friels’

Fresh from its world premiere at Flickerfest Bondi, this thought provoking AI drama was shot on the South Coast at Broughton village near Berry. ‘Fences’ was facilitated through an inclusive Bus Stop Films workshop held with participants from the Wollongong area. Join us in Huskisson to celebrate these fabulous local filmmakers who will introduced their film on the night and also enjoy ‘Fences’, screening alongside a fabulous collection of festival favourites across our national tour. 

Brisbane And Melbourne We’re Coming Your Way This April


Palace James St Cinemas Brisbane – Thursday 4 April – Friday 5 April 7.00 pm

Spend an exciting cinematic weekend at Palace James St Cinemas with Flickerfest!

On Thursday 4th April, 7.00pm join us for a complimentary pre-screening drink and toast to the talent in our Best of Australian Shorts programme, shining a spotlight on the incredible short film talent that exists in our emerging Australian industry,  Don’t miss our Flickerfest award winners and festival favourites including Yeah The Boys a stunning choreographic journey through male drinking culture, enhanced by an emotive original soundtrack from the Avalanches, winner of the Panasonic Award For Best Australian Short Film and the moving and poignant Cold Water which explores LGBTQI themes, set in St Kilda in the 70’s where acceptance was not the norm, starring the legendary Bruce Spence (Mad Max).  

Highlights also include 4 stunning Flickerfest films from Queensland filmmakers, including the humorous online dating comedy Sideswipe, directed by Tyson Yates and produced by Kristie Yates, The Bank Manager directed by Madeleine Chaplain and produced by Luke Chaplain, the touching relationship drama Quiet Night Though by director Yuxin Cao with award-winning cinematography from Brisbane’s Kevin Nguyen and editing from Sophie Daulby and the contemporary thriller The Other Guy by writer/director/producer Ken Kimura.

On Friday, travel to Europe with 8 stunning films in the Best Of EU Shorts Showcase presented by the Delegation of the European Union to Australia. Highlights include award-winning shorts including: I Am Not A Robot, awarded Best EU Short 2024. After several unsuccessful attempts to complete a Captcha, feminist Lara sets out to answer the disturbing question of whether she’s a robot, in the thought provoking Danish/German film, A study Of Empathy a fascinating reflection on virtue signalling, winner of our Oscar Qualifying Best International Short Film. 

Be quick!  Enjoy these fabulous EU shorts in Brisbane courtesy of Flickerfest 
We Have two 2 double passes to win to the Best Of EU Shorts Showcase for the first 2 people who email us at [email protected] with the subject: I Love EU Shorts.

Toast the talented filmmakers with a Gage Roads brewRosnay organic wineFour Pillars Gin or Saba Organic juice on arrival and go behind the scenes with the filmmakers before the screening. This event always sells out so grab your tickets soon! 

Celebrate Melbourne Filmmaker’s

ImageKino Palace Cinemas, Melbourne – Wednesday 10th April, 7pm

We are thrilled to be back for the 18th year at Kino Palace Cinemas showcasing an entertaining, exciting programme of inspiring and award-winning films in our handpicked Best Of Melbourne Shorts programme.

Selected for competition at Flickerfest Bondi, our Best Of Melbourne shorts programme features 9 local stories from an amazing bunch of talented Melbourne creatives; giving Flickerfest Melbourne audiences the first look at the hottest shorts films made and produced in their hometown.

Best Of Melbourne Shorts highlights include the hilarious urban comedy Room For One More where Alex must decide between saving his own life or pitching his brilliant short film idea to a friend, the moving What’s In A Name, by Kalu Oji, winner of the Spectrum Award For Best Direction at Flickerfest 2024, about an African Australian couple, who whilst taking part in a documentary discover fractures from another history. Cold Water, winner AFTRS Best Original Screenplay, set in St Kilda starring the legendary Bruce Spence and Lean In, the Specsavers Best Comedy award winner. ‘When feminist comedian Rach’s confidence is swayed by rejection from an agent she was so hungry for’.

Enjoy a welcoming Gage Roads beer or Rosnay Organic wine on arrival and the chance to hear from the filmmakers before the screening.

This event always sells out so grab your tickets soon! 

BONDI AUDIENCE SURVEY- participate and win!


Did you attend Flickerfest in Bondi. We want to hear from you! Please participate in our survey to go in the draw for 3x 3-session passes to Flickerfest 2025.

Share your thoughts and help us shape the future of Flickerfest by participating in our Audience Survey. Your feedback is invaluable as we continue bringing you the best short film festival and short films from across Australia and the world. 

All survey participants will go in the draw to win one of three, 3-session passes to Flickerfest 2025 to be used at sessions of your choice and a collectors item Flickerfest t-shirt to wear with pride! 

Click the link to share your insights, let’s make Flickerfest even better together!



The Flickerfest magic will roll on to over 40+ tour venues in 2024

The coming months of March and April are super busy for short film fans around the country with 14 venues sharing the Flickerfest short film love! 

Check out the coming stops below and click here to see the rest of the calendar across the country between February and September. 

Friday 22 – Saturday 23 March
Port Macquarie
Alice Springs

Saturday 23 March – Sawtell

Thursday 28 March –Noosa

Thursday 4 April – Friday 5 April – Brisbane

Wednesday 10 April – Melbourne

Sunday 21 April – Canowindra

Wednesday 24 April – Lightning Ridge

Thursday 2 May – Saturday 4 May –Narrogin

Saturday 11 May –Mackay

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