10th May 2022

Dear Flickerfest friends,

It’s been a big couple of weeks as the #flickerfest2022 tour has continued to spread the short film love far and wide across the country.

We had an amazing film and filmmaker packed weekend last weekend when we stopped off on the road to the Riverside Theatres in Parramatta and to the Mercury Cinema in Adelaide.

In each venue we were thrilled to have some super-talented local filmmakers joining us to introduce their films and to have members of team Flickerfest on the ground to meet with local audiences with Adelaide filmmakers joining Flickerfest Director Bronwyn Kidd for a Q&A following the screening.  

We have plenty more Kaleidoscopic Carnivals of shorts in store for film-loving audiences across Australia with Brisbane and Kununurra this week and Newcastle next week. 

Check out what’s in store below and stay tuned to find out when we are stopping off in your town!



After having to reschedule our Brisbane tour screenings initially scheduled to take place in March due to the flooding in South East Queensland, we are thrilled to be getting the tour back on the road to Brissie this Thursday 12th and Friday 13th May.

We kick things off on our opening night this Thursday evening 7pm at the Palace James St Cinema with the Best of Australian Shorts programme featuring stunning shorts from local QLD filmmakers fresh from their Bondi screenings including the fun neighbourly comedy drama Stonefish written by and starring accomplished young Brisbane actor, George Pullar, currently lighting up the small screen in ABC TV’s series ‘Barons’ screening alongside ambitious sci-fi Beaconfrom Griffith University alumni Anna Twomey and producer Nadya De Vos.

Another QLD highlight the moving documentary Lost Contactfrom Jaina Kalifa and Amelia Paxman centres around Aldo who searches for meaning in the esoteric and for connection with people who understand him. Aldo himself will be joining filmmakers Jaina and Amelia at the screening to introduce their award winning short, alongside producer Ryan Greaves who will be joining us with his delightful first nations animated short Jarli, directed by Chantelle Murray.

On Friday evening at 7pm journey across the European continent with the Best of EU Showcase, a stunning selection of incredible shorts from nine countries across the European Union, all selected from our official Oscar Qualifying International Competition in Bondi, presented in partnership with the European Union Delegation To Australia.

Highlights include the moving Shower Boys from Sweden, the EU in Australia Best EU Short Film award winner at Flickerfest 2022, screening alongside the Flickerfest 2022 Special Jury Prize winner A Summer Place from Cyprus and the moving On My Mind, recently nominated for an Oscar For Best Live Action Short Film, from previous Oscar short film winner, Danish director Martin Strange-Hansen.



Join us for a fabulous night under the stars when the Flickerfest Tour heads west to the Kimberley this Saturday the 14th May screening the Best of Australian shorts at the Kununurra Picture Gardens.

We celebrate WA stories officially selected for the Flickerfest Bondi competition programmes with the stunning Tooly, the story of a young indigenous girl struggling to engage with her culture, by Noongar writer/director/producer Karla Hart and the moving drama Good Night from Perth writer/director David Vincent-Smith starring Indigenous actor Clarence Ryan as a busy sound engineer who is deeply affected by the song he’s recording.



On Saturday 21st May, Flickerfest festival director Bronwyn Kidd, who grew up in Newcastle and attended Newcastle high school, will return once again to her hometown with two jam-packed programmes of shorts to share with local hometown audiences.

At 5.30 pm catch the super cheeky ‘Sex Lives’ from award-winning Newcastle filmmaker Thomas Hudson when it lights up the big screen at the Civic Theatre as part of the Best of Australian Shorts programme, screening alongside festival highlights including The Home Team starring the legendary Paul McDermott and Tara Morice and moving sibling drama You And Me Before And After, starring Yael Stone and Emily Barclay. 

Made in collaboration with various fellow Newcastle University alumni we are super excited to be bringing Thomas’s delightful short film home to share with local audiences!  Come along, meet Thomas and the team and enjoy a complimentary Gage Roads Brewing Company beerRosnay Organic Wine and PS Organic beverage between sessions. 

Stick around and laugh yourself silly afterwards with our delightful Short Laughs Comedy programme at 9pm featuring French/UK Academy Award nominated animation Affairs of The Art, the fabulous Don vs Lightning starring the legendary Peter Mullan as Don, who just wants a quiet life in the Scottish Highlands; alas the Universe has other plans and Nash Edgerton’s wicked black comedy Shark, starring Nash and Rose Byrne !

Tickets are selling fast grab yours now!



Haven’t caught us yet on one of our #flickerfest2022 tour stops?  Never fear, there’s plenty more venues to come as the Flickerfest tour criss-crosses the country over the coming month.

We will be heading north to join our friends at the Rotary Airlie Beach for a two night celebration of short film at the PCYC Whitsundays, bringing the Best of Australian Shorts on Friday 27th May and the Short Laughs Comedy on Saturday 28th May featuring Nash Edgerton’s fabulous Black comedy Shark starring Nash and Rose Byrne.  

On Wednesday 1st June we return to the Black Opal Heritage Shed in Lightning Ridge in collaboration with our friends at the Australian Opal Centre for an evening under the stars celebrating the very best in Aussie Shorts with the Best of Australian Shorts programme.

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