Check Out Our Best Of Australian Shorts!

10th January 2018


We are super proud to be screening a staggering 55 short films screening across 7 programmes, all vying for the chance to be crowned Best Australian Short Film and therefore be eligible for an Academy® Award!

In Best of Australian 1, a single mother living on the fringes of society with her two girls wakes in the night with a unique problem – a light, shining from within her – taking over her life as it takes over her body in Anya Beyersdorf’s How The Light Gets In.

Award winning Director Genevieve Clay-Smith tells the charming story of a woman with an intellectual disability who forms an unlikely friendship with a Sudanese refugee through their mutual love of KRUMP in Kill Off in Best of Australian 2.

Mark Coles-Smith stars in Miro – an Australian WWII First, an Australian Aboriginal Western short in Best of Australian 3.

Best of Australian 4 showcases the beautifully crafted and imagined stop animation Lost Property Office which is currently short listed for an Oscar in the Best animated short film category at the 90th annual Academy Awards.

Odessa Young (High Life, Wonderland) leads a pack of four wild girls race through a futuristic Australia in their electric Holden Commodore, searching for booze, drugs and reality in Cooee, in Best of Australian 5.

Acclaimed Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton and Cate Blanchett explore female power and and the primal nature of the spider in a surrealist celebration of sex, birth, death and cannibalism in Red, part of the Best of Australian 6 programme.

Rose Byrne is having a crisis of identity in an upside-down world where humans live alongside monsters, in Martha the Monster screening as part of Best of Australian 7.

Come along and experience the exceptional quality of short flimmaking in Australia at Flickerfest 2018!

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