DAY 5 AT FLiCKERFEST HITS HALFWAY MARK
TERRIFIC TUESDAY AT FLiCKERFEST
Flickerfest has hit the half way mark of our festival week with some amazing films already shared and some incredible ones to come. Join us down at our alfresco festival garden where the drinks are chilled, the Mexican food hot and the short films on our big screen even hotter.
Today at the festival catch two more amazing programmes of shorts all vying for our Academy® Qualifying short film awards at 6:30pm another fantastic selection of International Shorts hits the screen including Roy starring BAFTA Winner David Bradley about a reclusive widower Roy who cold calls strangers from the phone book, looking for brief moments of companionship. At 9pm check out awesome lineup of Australian films including Finding Jedda, written and directed by Tanith Glynn-Maloney, set in Alice Springs in 1953 where two best friends go head to head auditioning for a movie.
Flickerfest is a COVID Safe event and we are following government health guidelines to give you a safe and fabulous festival. You can read about the festival’s COVID safe plan here.
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY AT FLICKERFEST
Don’t miss day six of our kaleidoscopic carnival of shorts. Honouring Survival Day at 630pm catch our Indigenous Spotlight screening an incredible collection of some of our country’s most talented creative talent, both in front of and behind the camera and the next instalment in our Academy® Qualifying Best of Australian Shorts programme. For Inspiration check out these highlights below!
INDIGENOUS SPOTLIGHT – 2022
Our Indigenous Spotlight features10 incredible stories handpicked from across the Flickerfest programme to honour and recognise the resilience of Indigenous culture this Survival Day. Highlights include the world premiere of Strange Country starring Hunter Page-Lochard (Fires, Harrow) produced by Tyson Perkins, which tells a tale about ancient spirits that inhabit a far remote corner of Australia’s wilderness, and the people they choose for special tasks to protect the land from those that wish to steal from it for personal gain. Also featured is the moving and heartwarming screening Good Night from WA about a busy sound engineer (Clarence Ryan) who is deeply affected by the song he is recording.
BEST OF AUSTRALIAN SHORTS 7
Don’t miss your last chance at Flickerfest 2022 to discover exciting emerging local talent as our final Australian competition programme hits the big screen under the stars in Best of Australian 7. Highlights include the NSW premiere of Alex Thomson’s film The Quirky Best Friend starring Nicole Gulasekharam (Barracuda), a classic rom-com that takes an unexpected turn when the leading lady’s sardonic best friend is called out for hiding behind the ‘quirky sidekick’ role and the world premiere of the dramatic and masterful Run South.