DAY 6 AT FLiCKERFEST HONOURING SURVIVAL DAY
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY AT FLiCKERFEST
Flickerfest honours Survival Day and acknowledges the history, resilience and contribution of all First Nations people to our life and culture. At 6:30pm experience an incredible shorts collection featuring our country’s most talented creatives, both in front and behind the camera and meet the makers, including producer/director/writer Tanith Glynn-Maloney who has two incredible films in this programme Finding Jedda & Shiny One and the delightful animation Wanmari, all the way from the Ngukurr story project in South East Arnhem Land, by accomplished young animator Jake Duczynski.
Then at 9pm, join us under the stars and catch the finale of our Academy Qualifying Australian Competitions in our Australian programme 7, featuring 8 incredible local shorts on the big screen. Highlights include the fun romcom The Quirky Best Friend, thrilling drama Run South and suburban comedy Hellbender, chronicling the unorthodox methods of an unremarkable man in his quest for significance.
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.
THRILLING THURSDAY AT FLiCKERFEST
Don’t miss day seven of our kaleidoscopic carnival of shorts. On Thursday catch our final programme of Best of International Shorts in competition all vying for the coveted Academy® Qualifying short film awards as well as our first programme of clever comedy shorts from at home and across the world. See our highlights below for inspiration.
BEST OF INTERNATIONAL SHORTS 5
See you down at the beach on Thursday at 630pm for the final collection of 8 amazing international shorts in competition in our Best of International 5 programme. Our esteemed jury Victoria Wharfe Mcintyre, Michael Pontin and Libby Sharpe will certainly have some tough decisions to make on who picks up those Academy® Qualifying Best International and Best Animated short film awards. Highlights include Australian Premiere of the Cannes Palme D’Or winner All The Crows In The World from director Yi Tang about 18-year-old Shengnan Zhao who enters into an adventure in the nightlife of Hong Kong, her eyes opening to the adults’ world and the fun contemporary drama Summer Place from Cyprus where in the beachside town of Limasol summer is a permanent state of mind for food stylist Tina.
SHORT LAUGHS COMEDY 1
Looking to get some more fun in your life! Join us in our alfresco lawn cinema under the stars for the first of Flickerfest’s two programmes of clever off-kilter comedy shorts from our own backyard and across the world, in Short Laughs Comedy 1. Check out the world premiere of Charlotte George’s Assets about a burnt-out mum who in taking the plunge to return to work must prove to a mysterious interview panel she’s up to the job, starring Fiona Choi (The Family Law) and the hilarious You From The Future from the UK, where a twenty something couple with a life stuck on pause receive two very familiar visitors from the future, who’ve come to hit fast forward.