Gold Coast, Griffith, Goulburn, Huskisson, Nambour, Alice & More In March!
MARCH SHORT FILM MARATHON CONTINUES
The Flickerfest Tour is going great guns! – thanks to all our passionate film-audiences who have attended so far. We’ve had great feedback on the films and have loved having you all along!
By the way, if you attended the Festival in Bondi in January, or on our national tour so far, you can now check out our extensive media gallery on Flickr. Download, share and find you and your friends!
Meanwhile, our March short film marathon continues with loads of venues getting a sprinkling of Flicker-magic! Read on to find out where we’re visiting near you, soon.
FLiCKERFEST SHINES IN THE GOLD COAST
Gold Coast HOTA Cinemas – Thursday 9th March, 7pm
For one night only, on Thursday 9th March, the Best of Australian Shorts programme, featuring 9 outstanding shorts will hit the HOTA big screen. A highlight of the QLD tour this March includes the stunning Torres Strait drama ‘Katele (Mudskipper)’, shot on both Saibai Island and in Brisbane and written by Nambour based First Nations director/ writer John Harvey and co-written by his uncle, Torres Strait culture man, teacher and poet Walter Waia.
And dont miss Oscar nominated animated comedy ‘An Ostrich Told Me The World Is Fake And I Think I Believe It’, by talented Brisbane writer/ director Lachlan Pendragon, nominated for an Oscar in the short animation category.
Another highlight is the compelling First Nations drama ‘Bangay Lore’ by writer/director Jahvis Loveday, a Dyirbal man of far north Queensland who lives in Northern NSW. Jahvis will be along to introduce his film, which is an insightful and moving look at the obstacles to the practise of First Nations culture in a contemporary world.
Come along and meet Jahvis and festival director Bronwyn Kidd who looks forward to introducing the programme.
GOULBURN & GRIFFITH WEEKENDER
Goulburn Performing Arts Centre – Saturday 11th March, 7pm
Griffith Regional Theatre – Saturday 11th March, 7.30pm
The Best of Australian Shorts programme, screening on Saturday 11th March, shines a spotlight on the incredible short film talent that exists in our emerging Australian industry, with a host of Australian
stories honoring our unique identity and culture.
Of special note for Griffith audiences is the local premiere of the climate
change comedy ‘The Overthrow’, two girls skate from Sydney to Parliament House in an emission-less climate change protest that tests more than their friendship.
‘The Overthrow’ was shot around Griffith inspired by writer/director Phoebe Wolfe’s love of the rural landscape having spent spending many holidays growing up visiting her family on their local property Corynnia. ‘The Overthrow’ Includes performances by Griffith locals Payton Dunn, who plays awkward rural teenager Stevie and Phil Carter who plays the truck driver.
ALICE SPRINGS FILM WEEKEND UNDER THE STARS
Alice Springs Araluen Arts Centre Circus Lawns – Friday 17th & Saturday 18th March, 7pm
Join us as we return to the red centre for a magical weekend of film
The Best of Australian Shorts programme, screening on Friday 17th March, includes many Flickerfest world premieres and 3 NT shorts fresh from their premieres at Flickerfest Bondi.
Meet Isaac Elliot, Director of ‘Don’t Come In…Yet!’, along on the night to introduce his film. Isaac grew up in Alice Springs and after a motorcycle accident in 2007 left him paralysed he began to pursue filmmaking. After early successes his directorial debut earned him an AACTA nomination for ABC kids series MaveriX. Now, his short film takes aim at the idea that the closer you are to death, the more you are an inspiration to society – in a romantic comedy style! Meanwhile, charming stop-motion animation ‘Kukaputju (The Hunter)’ by the Tjanpi Desert Weavers was completed at the Araluen Arts Centre. It is a story told in the language of Pitjantjatjara, as an Aṉangu woman gives a beautifully expressive account of a day hunting in the bush. Charming and funny Darwin Short film ‘The Wardrobe’ boasts some stunning performances by a harassed mother who finds a unique way of taking revenge.
On Saturday 18th March enjoy an incredible collection of global stories with the Best of International Shorts. Amongst a host of international highlights is the bittersweet UK comedy ‘Dream Big’ Oscar nominees ‘IVALU’ and ‘The Flying Sailor’ and insightful Uyghur family drama ‘Southern Afternoon’.
BIG WEEKEND 17TH & 18TH MARCH NAMBOUR, HUSKISSON, GUNNEDAH, SAWTELL AND MORE!
Best of International Shorts, Friday 17th Marsh &
Best of Australian Shorts, Saturday 18th March
Nelson Bay Majestic– Port Macquarie Majestic – Nambour Majestic – Kempsey Majestic
– Armidale Belgrave Cinemas – Huskisson Pictures
On Friday 17th March take a trip around the world from the comfort of your cinema chair with the Best of International Shorts, highlights include a stunning journey through the vast Greenlandic landscape in the powerful Danish drama ‘IVALU’. This, and the delightful Canadian animation ‘The Flying Sailor’, based on a true story, have both been nominated for the 2023 Oscars.
On Saturday 18th March the Best of Australian Shorts highlights include the heartwarming Torres Strait short ‘Katele (Mudskipper)’ awarded Best Australian Short Film at Flickerfest Bondi, and the Oscar nominated QLD animated comedy ‘An Ostrich Told Me The World Is Fake And I Think I Believe It’, a unique fantasy tale about a bored phone salesman who is comforted by a mysterious talking Ostrich.
In Nambour co-writer and director John Harvey of ‘Katele (Mudskipper)’ will be joining us for the screening. In Huskisson meet ‘Katele (Mudskipper)’ producer Gillian Moody, a Wodi Wodi women with connections to the Wreck Bay community of Jervis Bay, who will be along to introduce the film
Short Laughs Comedy, Saturday 18th March – Sawtell Majestic Cinemas
On Saturday 18th March, Sawtell audiences are in for a belly-laughing treat of a night, as Flickerfest presents the best of its Short Laughs Comedy programme, featuring 9 hilarious shorts from at home and around the world. Highlights include the delightfully quirky French rom-com, ‘Born to Cry’, where a man confronts his fears and gets the girl, alongside an incredible band of followers. This charming film won the Best International Short Film Award at Flickerfest 2023.
Best of International Shorts, Friday 17th March &
Best of Australian Shorts, 24th March – Gunnedah Civic Theatre
On Friday 17th March take a trip around the world from the comfort of your cinema chair with 9 award winning International shorts in our Best of International Shorts programme.
On Friday 24th March he Gunnedah Best of Australian Shorts programme includes a local short that Gunnedah residents will get a kick out of seeing, with their Member for Parliament, Barnaby Joyce, making his screen debut in the comedy ‘White Lies’, in which a well-intending father’s lies escalate out of control at his daughter’s prestigious school.
ON THE SHORT FILM ROAD – ROLL FILM PLEASE…
COMING UP MARCH AND BEYOND !
The Flickerfest magic will roll on to around 50 tour venues in 2023.
The month of March is super busy for short film fans around the country with 16 venues sharing the Flickerfest short film love!
Click below to see our full March tour and the rest of the calendar across the country, rolling out between now and October.