Flickerfest heads North!

13th February 2014

After wrapping up the hugely successful 10 day Sydney festival on the 19th of January, Flickerfest has hit the road again for a massive 50 venue national tour, taking in all states and territories. This weekend we are heading North to Kempsey, Nambour, Gladstone, Noosa, Newcastle.

Celebrating 23 years of short film excellence Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading short film festival. Flickerfest is Australia’s only Academy® Accredited and BAFTA recognized short film festival ensuring that we continue to present an A-list short film competition recognised amongst the best in the world. The Flickerfest national tour screens the most entertaining, innovative, inspiring and award winning range of shorts, handpicked from a record 2,300 entries received and 120 films officially selected for our Sydney competition. Many of these films are world or Australian premieres, giving local Flickerfest audiences the first look at the hottest short films in the world today.

Join us on Saturday 15th of February at 7pm at the Tower Cinemas for the Best of Australian programme including highlights: Vote Yes set in May 1967 and focusing on Australia’s referendum on Aboriginal rights, as two women unite and come to terms with the prospect of change, starring Miranda Tapsell (‘The Sapphires’); & Tango Underpants Carolyn, a young Australian backpacker, travels to Buenos Aries where she discovers not only the wonders of the Tango but also the vital importance of the right underwear! starring Emma Booth; & The Chuck In 24 Beers, 3 Boys and 1 Flawless Plan by Jon Bell writer/producer: ‘Gods Of Wheat Street’ & writer: 2 series of ‘Redfern Now’.

Afterwards we will be celebrating the Newcastle screening with a complimentary drinks party. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see these outstanding shorts on the big screen.

Festival Director Bronwyn Kidd grew up in Newcastle and is thrilled to bring Flickerfest to audiences in her home town: “It is wonderful to be able to bring such a fantastic selection of short films home to Newcastle and I am sure audiences will enjoy the Best of Australian Shorts programme, which showcases the freshest, most innovative and entertaining short films being produced in Australia today,” says Bronwyn.

WHAT: Flickerfest International Short Film Festival Tour, Newcastle.
WHERE: Tower Cinemas 183 – 185 King St, Newcastle NSW 2300.
WHEN: Saturday 15 Feb 2014 at 7pm.
PRICE: $15 / $10 concession (includes complimentary after party drinks)
TICKETS: Can be pre-purchased online: www.eventcinemas.com.au or at the door
Info/Programme: www.eventcinemas.com.au // full programme

Also this weekend:

NAMBOUR – Screening Best of Australian
WHEN: Friday 14 Feb 2014 at 6.30pm
WHERE: Civic Centre, Centenary Square Currie St, Nambour 4560
PRICE: $15 / $13
TICKETS: Available on the door
Info/Programme: http://www.scvenuesandevents.com.au/nambour-arthouse-cinema

GLADSTONE – Screening International 1
WHEN: Friday 14 Feb 2014 at 7.30pm
WHERE: The Gladstone Hall
PRICE: $12
TICKETS: Available online http://www.tickethost.com.au/EventList.aspx
Info/Programme: http://www.discoversomethingnew.com.au/event/flickfest-coming-gladstone/

KEMPSEY – Screening International 2
WHEN: Saturday 15 Feb 2014 at 7.30pm.
WHERE: Oddfellows Hall, 22 Kemp St, West Kempsey NSW 2440
PRICE: $12
TICKETS: Available online http://www.tickethost.com.au/EventList.aspx
Info/Programme: http://www.discoversomethingnew.com.au/event/flickfest-coming-kempsey/

NOOSA – Screening Best of Australian
WHEN: Saturday 15 Feb 2014 at 7.30pm.
WHERE: Noosa Junction – The J, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction
PRICE: $15 / $13
TICKETS: Available http://www.noosa.qld.gov.au/what-s-on and on the door
Info/Programme: http://www.noosa.qld.gov.au/what-s-on


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