23rd September 2020


The wheels are certainly turning as the Flickerfest tour continues to touch down in various regions across the country with some incredible shorts from our #flickerfest2020 competition programmes!

Northen Territory
On Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd October we return to the Araluen Arts Centre in Alice Springs screening under the stars on the circus lawns with two fabulous programme, on Friday 2nd Oct our Short Laughs Comedy featuring our #Flickerfest2020 Best EU Short Film Award winner The Land Over There (Drubenland), a hilarious take on the fall of the Berlin Wall from the eyes of a child and on Saturday 3rd Oct the Best of Australian Shorts programme featuring the stunning Djuwalpada, Djuwalpada stillwhich screened as part of our Academy® Qualifying Documentary programme at #flickerfest2020 and is the story of Daniel Wilfred from Southeast Arnhem Land who travels the world sharing his manikay (ceremonial song).

On Thursday 8th October, Daniel Wilfred will be introducing his film Djuwalpada, as part of the Best of Australian Shorts at Katherine Star Cinema; get along & you might even catch his song!

On the 10th of October, the Best of Australian Shorts programme will kick off the opening night of the Starry Night Cinema at the Cairns Botanical Gardens!  Featuring in this programme are hilarious Queensland short It’s Christmas starring Gary Sweet and fabulous animation The Granny Flat, edited by Eden McFarlane who was born in Trinity Beach.

Western Australia
Cowboy stillOn Friday 16th October the Best of Australian Shorts screens at the Stage Left Theatre Kalgoorlie, featuring the moving short Cowboy directed by Thomas Baricevic, tells the story of Kay, a teenage boy living on a struggling farm, torn between obligations to his family and dreams of pursuing a music career. Local Wongutha man Lachlan Stokes, born and raised in Kalgoorlie, stars in the film and has since gone on to study drama at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. Lachlan will be at the screening to introduce the film.

Back To Queensland
Orpheate stillOn Thursday 28 October the Best of Australian Shorts screens at HOTA Gold Coast featuring Opheate written & directed by Ruby Bell, this modern day take on the beloved Greek myth follows a young musicians journey to the underworld in search of his lover lost to a fatal snakebite. Orpheate was shot by Mandy Walker who is currently working the the Baz Lurmann film ‘Elvis’ on the Gold Coast along with Ruby who is also assisting on ‘Elvis’ Ruby will be in attendance at Flickerfest Gold Coast to introduce ‘Orpheate’.

Stay tuned for further announcements coming soon to see if we are bringing the hottest shorts to a town near you!

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