23rd February 2022


We have a huge month ahead as the Flickerfest 2022 Tour heads to a massive 17 venues across  Australia’s capital cities and regional centres and hosts two Masterclasses nationally!  Read about our jam-packed month ahead below!  See you on the road soon!


This week Flickerfest’s Kaleidoscopic carnival of short films journeys west to Perth for three fabulous nights under the stars at the Camelot Outdoor Cinema.

Join us for the Perth Opening Night on Thursday night with a fabulous celebration of Australian Short film.   Kicking off at 6.30 pm with drinks from our fabulous sponsors Gage Roads Brewing Co and Rosnay Organic wines, nibbles and DJ Larry D getting the party started.  We are thrilled to have our super talented WA filmmakers Karla Hart (Tooly), David Vincent Smith (Good Night), Miley Tunnecliffe and Emilia Jolakoska (In Australia) and Luke Martin (Evie) joining us to mingle with audiences and introduce their films screening as part of the Best of Australian Shorts programme.

On Friday evening we bring you the Best of International Shorts, a stellar collection of award-winning films from across the globe including the super charming winner of the Best Use of Digital Technology award at #flickerfest2022 Space Invader from New Zealand, the tale of young Max, who loves three things – hanging out with his dad (who’s his best mate), baked beans and Star Wars, now all under threat when dads new girlfriend comes on the scene.

Then on Saturday theres no better way to spend the evening than outdoors under the stars with our Short Laughs Comedy programme of funnily clever tales from Australia and the globe, including recently Oscar Nominated UK/French animation Affairs Of The Art.


The #flickerfest2022 Kaleidoscopic carnival continues this March visiting over 16 venues nationally.

First stop our opening night in Brisbane on Thursday 10th March Palace James St Cinema with the Best of Australian Shorts programme featuring stunning shorts from local QLD filmmakers including the fun neighbourly comedy drama Stonefish written by and starring accomplished young Brisbane actor, George Pullar alongside ambitious scifi Beaconfrom Brisbane director Anna Twomey and producer Nadya De Vos, the moving documentary Lost Contact from Jaina Kalifa, Amelia Paxman and the delightful first nations animated short Jarli from director Chantelle Murray and producer Ryan Greaves.

On Friday 11th March journey across the European continent from the journey with the Best of EU Showcase fresh from screening in competition at Flickerfest Bondi.  Catch the winner of the EU In Australia award for Best EU Short Film the moving Shower Boys from Sweden, alongside the #flickerfest2022 Special Jury Prize winner A Summer Place from Cyprus.


On Friday 11th and Saturday 12th March we journey along the East Coast of NSW and Queensland, heading to the Majestic Cinemas in Port MacquarieNambour and Kempsey with the Best of International Shorts featuring the super delightful Close Ties to Home Country starring Timothee the wonderful French Bulldog and Best of Australian Shorts featuring intimate sibling drama You and Me, Before and After, starring Yael Stone (Orange Is The New Black) and Emily Barclay (Mr In Between, Glitch) .  We also take these programmes to the Huskisson Pictures in Huskisson and the Belgrave Cinemas in Armidale.

On Saturday 12th March our Short Laughs Comedy programme of clever and hilarious from far and wide hits the Majestic Cinema in Sawtell and we also share the short film love Griffith Regional Theatre in regional NSW that same evening with the Best of Australian Shorts programme.


Are you an emerging filmmaker looking to break into the short film industry? SAE Creative Media Institute are partnering with Flickerfest to host a series of masterclasses across their campuses in Australia: Brisbane, Byron, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth to share tips on festivals, marketing, storytelling, forging success in the film industry and more.

In Perth on Wednesday 2nd March from 5-7 pm (AWST), Flickerfest director Bronwyn Kidd will in conversation with David Vincent Smith, the award-winning Western Australian writer/director of Good Night.  His short films have played at numerous Oscar Qualifying festivals throughout the world including Flickerfest. He has received West Coast Visions funding to shoot his feature film He Ain’t Heavy later this year, working alongside script editor Lynne Vincent McCarthy (The Nightingale, The Babadook, Relic).

In Brisbane on Thursday 3rd March from 5-7 pm, Bronwyn will be discussing short film festivals, marketing strategy and how to forge a successful career in the industry with QLD filmmakers  Amelia Paxman and Jaina Kalifa writer/director/producers of short documentary Lost Contact  which screened as part of Flickerfest’s Academy® Qualifying Documentary Competition programme in 2022.

Amelia Paxman is an award-winning QLD filmmaker with broadcast success on ABC TV and screenings at domestic and international film festivals. Amelia’s film Crack Up was commissioned by ABC2 with WildBear Entertainment and won the 2015 United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Award for Promotion of Disability Rights and Issues. Jaina Kalifa is an award-winning documentary filmmaker based in Brisbane, Australia. His documentaries have been screened in film festivals around Australia and overseas and have been broadcast internationally. His other credits include Happy Androidwhich premiered at Hot Docs 2019 in Toronto and won a number of awards on the festival circuit before being broadcast on ABC TV’s Compass program. He is currently developing his first feature documentary.

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