29th April 2021


Film fans across Australia are in for a treat as the Flickerfest Tour reaches their town.

Tonight we kick off three fabulous nights of film at the Peacock Theatre Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart in partnership with our friends at Wide Angle Tasmania. The Best of International Shorts programme of Oscar nominated, award-winning shorts kicks things off on Thursday evening, featuring the stellar short David, directed by comedian and actor Zach Woods (The Office) and starring William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) and comedy legend Will Ferrell.


Friday evening the Best of Australian Shorts catch the beautiful Joy from director Gabriel Morrison who grew up in Hobart alongside captivating and award winning shorts from across Australia. Our delightful FlickerKids programme completes the Hobart tour on Saturday offering an enchanting collection of shorts from across the globe for kids big and small.

If you are in Central West NSW on Friday evening, get along to Canowindra and catch the Short Laughs Comedy showcase programme, which wraps up three fabulous nights under the stars on ‘The Palms Lawn’.  In collaboration with our partners at Rosnay Organic Wines and screening alongside the Canowindra International Balloon Challenge.

On Saturday afternoon we return to the Fraser Coast Qld and the Brolga Theatre in Maryborough QLD with our Best of Australian Shorts programme which includes the beautiful Brisbane made Liquid Moonlight, co-directed by and starring Brisbane actress Anna McGahan (Picnic At Hanging Rock, Anzac Girls).


Short film fans are in for a treat on Saturday evening in Adelaide as Flickerfest lands at The Mercury Cinema.  Kicking off the evening is the Best of Australian Shorts programme which includes an incredible seven shorts created by local Adelaide film creatives including the stunning Waiyirri, directed by emerging indigenous Adelaide filmmaker Kiara Millera and co-directed by Charlotte Rose and starring Adelaide actresses Kate Bonney and Natasha Wanganeen (Rabbit Proof Fence). The local filmmakers will be joining Flickerfest Festival Director Bronwyn Kidd for a Q&A afterwards followed by networking drinks. The fabulous Best of International Shorts programme of award-winning and Oscar nominated shorts completes a magical evening of shorts in Adelaide.


Also on Saturday evening, Western Sydney audiences have an opportunity to catch a stellar collection of the Best of Australian Shorts as we return to the Riverside Theatres in Parramatta.  Catch our #flickerfest2021 Best Editing in an Australian Short film award winner  This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us, by the Western Sydney born and raised filmmaker D.C. Fairhurst who will be joining us at the screening along with producer Lucy Green to introduce their award-winning short.


After landing in Mullumbimby with four incredible capacity screenings earlier this year, Flickerfest returns to Northern NSW, this time landing at the stunning The Regent Cinema in Murwillumbah on the 15th and 16th of May with our four programme screenings across one jam-packed weekend of inspirational short film. With 40+ films on offer handpicked from our Best Of Australian ShortsBest of International ShortsShort Laughs Comedy and FlickerKids programmes, including award winning locally made films Flickerfest films BAMA and This River and introductions and Q and A’s from filmmakers across the weekend its going to be one fabulous Northern Rivers short film celebration!


On the 19th of May Flickerfest will also return once again to the Black Opal Heritage Shed in Lightning Ridge with a specially curated Best of Australian Shorts programme featuring the hilarious Glen, the tale of 50-year-old Glen, who deep into his first lockdown, is given a second chance at love… but only if he can summon the courage to come face to face with the perils of online seduction.


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

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.

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



ImageOn Monday the 3rd of May join award-winning director Alana Hicks in conversation with Flickerfest Director, Bronwyn Kidd as part of the SAE Creative Media Institute‘s free short film masterclass.  The two and half hour session will give aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to learn from Alana who was awarded Best Direction in an Australian Short film for her wonderful short Chicken at Flickerfest 2020.

Flickerfest director and distribution manager, Bronwyn Kidd will also share her expertise on festival strategy, short film marketing and what film festivals look for in a great short film and will also screen some of her favourite classic Flickerfest shorts.

Don’t miss this exclusive masterclass where prominent industry experts will share their knowledge and give advice on how to get your big break into the world of short films.  To find out more about this exclusive masterclass and to secure your spot, head to the SAE website for more details: www.sae.edu.au/events.

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