FLiCKERFEST MURWILLUMBAH THIS WEEKEND | LIGHTNING RIDGE, KUNUNURRA COMING SOON

12th May 2021

THIS WEEKEND – FLiCKERFEST HEADS TO MURWILLUMBAH

Following on from a highly successful three day tour to Mullumbimby earlier this year, Flickerfest is thrilled to be returning to Northern NSW, landing this weekend at the fabulous, The Regent Cinema in Murwillumbah, recently refurbished to its authentic Art Deco glory, with four programme screenings across one fabulous weekend of shorts.

This jam-packed weekend of film will feature over 40 shorts handpicked from our Best Of Australian ShortsBest of International ShortsShort Laughs Comedy and FlickerKids programmes, including the award winning and locally made Flickerfest films Bama and This River, which stars the Murwillumbah born and raised actress Madeleine Magee Carr.

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Local First Nations director Jahvis Loveday from the award winning  Bama  will be there to introduce his film ahead of Saturday’s Best of Australian Shorts programme alongside Cody Greenwood, producer of the delightful short Sparkles.

Jahvis will also join Flickerfest Festival Director Bronwyn Kidd in conversation on the Balcony of The Regent Cinema following Sunday’s screening of the Best of Australian Shorts programme.

There’s still plenty more touring in store for audiences across Australia so head to our website for more information on these and all Flickerfest venues in the coming months.

Head here to check out some of the happy audiences and excited filmmakers in our Flickerfest tour gallery.

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COMING SOON LIGHTNING RIDGE AND KUNUNURRA

On the 19th of May Flickerfest will return to the Black Opal Heritage Shed in Lightning Ridge in collaboration with the Australian Opal Centre with a specially curated Best of Australian Shorts programme featuring the delightful Dust Cloud starring Father and son actors Peter and Ben Watt.

Peter Watt, an agronomist and actor, spent 5 years living in Lightning Ridge in the 80’s working with the Department of Agriculture, at which time he met Ben’s mum Penny who was born and raised in the area.  Ben recently returned to the area working on his Uncle’s farm. The family look forward to returning to Lightning Ridge to showcase their acting skills to locals on the big screen at the Black Opal Heritage Shed.

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On Friday 28th May we will also be returning to the KNX Picture Gardens in fabulous Kununurra with a Best of Australian Shorts programme especially curated for Kununurra audiences including the stunning WA First Nations coming of age story, Wirun written by and starring Noongar woman Ebony McGuire.

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There are still plenty more venues to come on the Flickerfest Tour in coming months so check out   our website to find out when we are heading to your town.  See you soon on the short film road with special thanks to our government tour partners ScreenwestScreen NSWScreen QueenslandScreen Territory and Screen Australia for their support.

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FLiCKERFEST CELEBRATES FRIENDSHIP IN THE PHILIPPINES

2352117.jpgFlickerfest is thrilled to continue our relationship with the Australian Embassy in the Philippines forged last year and continuing for the 75th anniversary of Philippines – Australia Friendship Day – MATESHIP and BAYANIHAN.

Over the 22nd and 23rd of May Flickerfest will share an incredible collection  of Australian Short films on the website www.mateshipandbayaninhan.com available for audiences in the Philippines only. Films screening, handpicked from our Academy® Qualifying Australian competition including festival favourites  ‘Roborosvski’, ‘System Error’, ‘Smashed’, ‘Wirun’, ‘Straight Out Of Covid’, ‘This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us’ and more.

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