DAY 7 AT FLiCKERFEST
THRILLING THURSDAY AT FLICKERFEST
Its Day 7 at Flickerfest and we’re getting ready for another enchanting evening of exceptional shorts under the big top and under the stars that you won’t want to miss.
Tonight at 6.30pm check out the final programme in our Academy® Qualifying International competition for 2022 and take a trip around the world from the comfort of your cinema chair, with films from Palestine, Lebanon, Cyprus, the UK, the USA, Hong Kong and Canada. Highlights include the Australian premiere of the stunning first nations animation Angakuksajaujuq: The Shaman’s Apprentice from director Zacharias Kunuk about a young shaman who must face dark spirits and physical challenges to find the one below.
Then at 9pm don’t miss the premiere of Flickerfest‘s Short Laughs Comedy programme with the first of two programmes of clever off-kilter comedy shorts from at home and across the world including the hilarious Affairs Of The Art from Oscar nominated and BAFTA winning UK director Joanna Quinn about an eccentric family who’s quirky obsessions across drawing, screw threads and taxidermy provide some great laughs.
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.
FANTASTIC FRIDAY AT FLiCKERFEST
Don’t miss day seven of our kaleidoscopic carnival of shorts. On Friday catch the very popular FlickerLab online with a range of panels designed to enhance & develop your creative ideas and get your film noticed in the marketplace. Then Rainbow Shorts is back screening some of the best LGBTIQ+ Shorts curated by Award-Winning filmmaker Craig Boreham and finish the night with Flickerfest‘s Love Bites- a quirky and delightful programme of shorts that journey’s through the joys & pitfalls of modern relationships. For Inspiration check out these highlights below!
Immerse yourself online in the latest filmmaking trends with FlickerLab, our one day journey from shorts to long form content presented by SAE Institute Australia in partnership with FanForce.
In FlickerLab the entire scope of the filmmaking experience is covered, from initial concept through to script, producing, marketing, distribution and the latest cross-platform and alternative distribution methods. Listen and engage across individual panels or strap yourself in for the full days journey, with 48 hour encore access for all participants to also enjoy panels at their leisure.
Don’t miss the directors panel featuring Flickerfest alumni Leah Purcell and Nash Edgerton, both multi-skilled creatives with many strings to their bow, as they take us on a journey through their shorts alongside their various career pathways including directing, acting and producing in conversation with SMH Film Writer Garry Maddox SMH.
Our incredible panellists on the day include: Penny Smallacombe (Bunya Productions), Katie Found (My First Summer), Nisrine Amine (Here Out West), Craig Boreham (Lonesome, Teenage Kicks), Dov Kornits (Pivot Pictures), Andrea Ulbrick (Screen NSW), Garry Maddox (SMH), Amanda Duthie (Stan), Danny Lachevre (Fan-Force), Drew Bailey (Standing Up For Sunny, Ellie And Abbie), Melissa Lee Speyer (Jadai: The Broome Brawler), Leah Purcell (The Drover’s Wife – The Legend Of Molly Johnson), Belinda Dean (The Matrix Trilogy) & Nash Edgerton (Mr Inbetween, The Square).
Get down to the beach and catch Rainbow Shorts a fantastic programme of LGBTIQ+ shorts programmed by award-winning filmmaker Craig Boreham (Teenage Kicks, Lonesome). In this programme catch the Iris Prize-winning film Baba, this stunning and beautiful film from the UK follows reckless Libyan teenager “Britannia” who gets an interview at the British embassy, taking him one step closer to his childhood dream of stepping foot on Manchester’s Canal Street, the pulsing queer centre of the world.
LOVE BITES SHORTS
Finish the night with Flickerfest‘s Love Bites Shorts, the perfect date night programme of fun films that showcases the good, the bad and the embarrassing of modern relationships. In this programme check out the Australian Premiere of the delightfully clever UK film Adrift a one-shot film about Holly, who after a casual hook up tries sneaking out of the kooky London mooring… but roommate Max is eager to get to know her, despite the accumulation of red flags.