Flickerfest Heads West!

3rd March 2014

Week seven of our National Tour and this week we head West to bring our ‘Spectacular Short Films With Soul’ to Perth (6th – 9th March) and Broome (7th & 8th March) to screen a smorgasbord of shorts from Australia and around the world as well as some films from local talent based in the state. Not forgetting the East as we still have screenings happening across NSW in Cooma (7th March), Young (8th March), Dungog (8th March) and Gerringong (7th & 8th March).

Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Academy® accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival, ensuring that we continue to present A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world. Over 2,300 entries were received for Flickerfest 2014, and only the top 120 shorts have been selected in official competition, all handpicked to represent the most innovative, creative and cutting edge short films being produced in the world today.

Flickerfest will be screening an entertaining, inspiring and award winning range of shorts, many of which are world or Australian premieres, giving local Flickerfest audiences the first look at the hottest short films in the world today.  The calibre of this year’s program is undeniable with several films screening at some of the worlds most prominent and revered film festivals including Sundance and Cannes.

Highlights of Flickerfest 2014 include:
Best Of Australian Shorts programme: WA film Tango Underpants, which tells the story of a young Australian backpacker who travels to Buenos Aires – directed by Perth filmmaker Miranda Edmonds, starring Emma Booth; and  Vote Yes, set in May 1967 focuses 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’); Screening in Perth, Broome, Cooma, Young, Dungog and Gerringong.

Best Of International 1 programme: A very moving & intimate short The Phone Call starring Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins and Oscar winner Jim Broadbent; & Today’s The Day Standing up against the inner voice that spreads doubt into what we believe in most our dreams, starring Danny DeVito; Screening in Perth, Broome, Gerringong and Dungog.

Best of International 2 programme: A beautiful film about differences & acceptance with Kanyekanye; plus Linear a unique & quirky animated tale. Screening in Perth and Dungog.

Short Laughs Comedy Programme: No Budget Hugo Weaving and David Wenham try to muscle in as two cineastes debate the best way to take on the world of low budget film making; & Liars A group of failed creative’s faithfully support each other as they pursue their ambitions – that is until their true feelings are revealed in spectacular fashion. Is honesty really the best policy? Screening in Perth, Gerringong and Dungog.

Also included in the Perth tour are WA-made shorts Cannibal Story (Dir. Sohan Ariel Hayes & Yunkurra Billy Atkins), In The Air (Dir. Kimberley West) and Blue (Dir. Keir Wilkins).

WHERE: Camelot Outdoor Cinema, 12-16 Lochee Street, Mosman Park, WA
Thurs 6th March 2014, opening party 6.15pm / films 8pm (Best of Australian programme)
Fri 7th March 2014, 8pm (International 1 programme + Cannibal Story)
Sat 8th March 2014, 8pm (International 2 programme + Blue)
Sun 9th March 2014, 8pm (Short Laughs Comedy + In the Air)
6th March Opening Night – $20/$17
Regular sessions – $17.50/$13.50
Tickets/Info/Programme: Flickerfest in Perth will kick off with a fantastic opening night party and screening of the Best of Australian Shorts programme. Tickets can be pre-purchased & at the door from Camelot Outdoor Cinema or ph: 08 9386 3554

WHERE: Sun Picture Theatre, 8 Carnarvon Street, Broome, WA
Fri 7th March 2014, 8pm (International 1 programme + In the Air)
Sat 8th March 2014, 8pm (Best of Australian programme + ABC Film)
COST: $16.50/$12.50 con/$11.50 child/$55 family
Tickets/Info/Programme: Tickets can be pre-purchased from the cinema & available at the door. Ph: 08 9192 3199

WHERE: Gerrgingong Town Hall, Fern Street, NSW
Friday 7th March 2014, 8pm (Best of Australian + ABC Open film)
Saturday 8th March 2014, 5pm (Short Laughs Comedy)
Saturday 8th March 2014, 8pm (International 1)
COST: $10 per session / $15 for two / $20 for three
Tickets/Info/Programme: Tickets available at the door. Gerringong Pics and Flicks.

WHERE: Cooma Showground, Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre, Monaro Highway, Cooma
WHEN: Friday 7th March 2014, 5.30pm (Best of Australian + ABC Open film)
COST: $15/$10 inc light refreshments
Tickets/Info/Programme: Tickets available on the door. Cooma Show.

WHERE: Southern Cross Cinema, 96 Main Street, Young, NSW
WHEN: Saturday 8th March 2014, 6pm (Best of Australian + ABC Open film)
COST: $12/$9 con/$10 members
Tickets/Info/Programme: Tickets available in advance from Southern Cross Cinema or on the door. Ph: 02 6382 1000

WHERE: James Theatre, 6 Brown Street, Dungog, NSW 2420
Saturday 8th March 2014, 11am (International 1)
Saturday 8th March 2014, 2pm (Short Laughs Comedy)
Saturday 8th March 2014, 4pm (Best of Australian + ABC Open film)
6.30pm dinner
Saturday 8th March 2014, 7.30pm (International 2)
COST: $17 one session / $34 two sessions / $45 three sessions / $55 four sessions + $35 dinner
Tickets/Info/Programme: Tickets available in advance from James Theatre or on the door. Ph: 02 4992 2294

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