FLiCKERFEST ON TOUR THIS MARCH
NEW BRISBANE DATES | ON TOUR SAWTELL, PORT MACQUARIE, KEMPSEY, GRIFFITH, ALICE SPRINGS, HOBART, NARROGIN, CANOWINDRA!
What a wild and traumatic week of weather it has been for so many. We are sending our best wishes and thoughts to our NSW and QLD communities devastated by the recent floods and hoping for as smooth as possible recovery for all concerned.
As the Flickerfest office is based in Mullumbimby in the Northern Rivers of NSW our team have also been impacted by the recent floods and we have been forced to reschedule some planned events for the coming month.
Our Brisbane tour event scheduled for 10th and 11th March will now be held on Thu 12th and Fri 13th May at Palace James St. All current tickets are transferable to the new dates.
Our Mullumbimby event scheduled for the Thu 31st March, Fri 1st and Sat 2nd April will now be held at the A&I Hall Bangalow, as the Mullumbimby Civic Hall where we usually host our event will be our towns flood recovery centre for the near future. This event will be a fundraiser for the local community.
Having experienced first hand this unprecedented weather event and its impacts we understand how traumatic this has been for so many and we stand with you all in the rebuilding of your lives and our communities.
FLiCKERFEST ACROSS REGIONAL NSW AND QLD
This weekend we continue on the road as the Flickerfest Kaleidoscopic Carnival of Shorts reaches across NSW and QLD, with Majestic cinemas Nambour, Port Macquarie, Sawtell, and Kempsey, sharing an incredible collection of short films from Australia and the world alongside the Griffith Regional Theatre and Belgrave cinema in Armidale.
Huskisson Pictures in Huskisson on the NSW South coast is also in for a special treat with two cinematic nights on offer including Best of Australian Shorts, which features a local Illawarra film Dating Violet from Coledale born and raised director Holly Trenaman.
Holly’s says Dating Violet was inspired by her upbringing, surfing and dating in a small town, thus it only felt right for her to shoot the entire film in Coledale and use local businesses for catering including Coledale RSL, Headlands Hotel in Austinmer and Beaches Hotel in Thirroul. Holly wrote Dating Violet in 2020, during lockdown inspired by the idea of the soul-crushing heartache of being repetitively dumped by waves and in relationships when you’re finding yourself in a small town. Holly was the recipient of a scriptwriting competition through Screen Illawarra, which was a cash prize donated by Lynette Walworth, that made shooting Dating Violet possible.
Holly will be present at Flickerfest Huskisson on Saturday night to introduce her film.
FLiCKERFEST HITS THE RED CENTRE
Flickerfest is thrilled are excited to be returning to the Araluen Arts Centre in Alice Springs for two cinema packed nights under the stars, showcasing the Short Laughs Comedy and Best of Australian Shorts programme highlights on Friday 18th & Saturday 19th March.
The Short Laughs Comedy programme will feature clever comedy from across Australia and the world, including the delightful UK short Don vs Lightning, starring the legendary Peter Mullan, Nash Edgerton’s hilarious black comedy Shark starring Nash and Rose Byrne and the UK/Canadian laugh out loud comedy, recently Nominated for an Oscar, Affairs Of The Art.
Highlights from the Best of Australian Shorts produced and shot in Alice Springs include Tanith Glynn-Maloney’s Finding Jedda, a reimagining of the 1954 auditions for the iconic Australian film ‘Jedda’ and Viviana Petyarre’s charming Shiny One, based on a young fella named Wenye, who leaves his remote community to pursue a dream vision calling him to the big smoke to find his pot of gold. The delightful NT film Wanmari, an animated culture story from the Ngukurr story project of South East Arnhem Land also screens. Tanith will be along on the night to introduce her film Finding Jedda.
FLiCKERFEST HITS TASSIE
Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart will host Flickerfest over one big cinema packed weekend, showcasing our Best of International Shorts, Best of Australian Shorts and FlickerKids programmes from the 17th – 19th March.
Screening on the Thursday 17th of March our Best of International Shorts programme, includes the delightful New Zealand comedy and winner of the SAE Creative Media Institute Award for Best Use of Digital Technology In a short film Space Invader the tale of young Max, who loves three things – hanging out with his dad (who’s his best mate), baked beans and Star Wars and the delightful and heartwarming UK film Roy starring BAFTA winner David Bradley (Broadchurch, Harry Potter) and Oscar winner Rachel Shenton (The Silent Child, Hollyoaks).
On Friday the 18th of March our Australian Programme features an incredible Tasmanian highlight from Jacob Collings, a Lutruwita filmmaker whose work focuses on the human connection to country. Jacob will be along on the night to introduce his film, which was shortlisted for the Flickerfest Documentary competition. We Belong To The Land is set on the slopes of Kunanyi and delves into individual recollections of returning to the landscape & how this has shaped us. The moving drama Finding Jedda starring Hobart locals Ben Winspear (A Place To Call Home, Rosehaven) and Marta Dusseldorp (Jack Irish, Janet King, A Place To Call Home) is also screening with both Ben and Marta joining us at the screening to introduce the film.
Then on Saturday afternoon 19th March our FlickerKids programme of shorts for shorties and families hits the big screen, including the delightful Australian animation Jarli, directed by Chantelle Murray and AACTA award winning animator Simon Rippingale, which follows the adventures of Jarli Jones, a young First Nations girl as she sets out on an adventure to fly to the stars!
The Flickerfest programme in Hobart is presented in partnership with Wide Angle Tasmania and The Salamanca Arts Centre.
ON TOUR NARROGIN WA &
CANOWINDRA WESTERN NSW
Flickerfest will also be returning to the Thornton Theatre in Narrogin over 3 big nights from the 17th to the 19th of March, in partnership with Arts Narrogin, showcasing the Best of International Shorts, Best of Australian Shorts and Short Laughs Comedy programmes. Dont miss the exceptional WA short films Tooly by Noongar writer/director/ producer Karla Hart and and Good Night by Perth Writer/ director David Vincent-Smith.
On Saturday the 19th of March we are also returning to Palm’s Lawn adjacent to Finns Old Store in Canowindra with our stunning programme of Best Of Australian Shorts in partnership with our dear Flickerfest friends, long term wine partners Rosnay Organic. Celebrate a great night of short cinema under the stars with a free glass of Rosnay Organic Wine and pre-ordered dinners made by Andrew Wooldridge from his own sheep which graze the Rosnay vineyards.