HAPPY EASTER FROM TEAM FLiCKERFEST
MEET THE FILMMAKERS IN KALGOORLIE, NEWCASTLE MELBOURNE & CANBERRA
Happy Easter to all film-loving fans far and wide. The Flickerfest Tour will be taking a wee break over the Easter long weekend But never fear, we have plenty in store for you this week and across April as the Flickerfest National Tour continues!
At HOTA on the Gold Coast we welcomed Luisa Martiri from Pools, Katherine Chediak Putnam from Inferno, Angus Wilkinson, director of The Exit Plan, Stephen Lance and Madeleine Allen from Torch Song and BAMA director Jahvis Loveday as they shared their stories in a Q and A with local audiences after the screening.
At the Thornton Theatre in Narrogin on Friday evening, Perth animator Radheya Jegathava was present with his father, producer Jay Jay Jegathesan for their short Painting By Numbers screening as part of the Best of Australian Shorts programme. They were joined at the screening by Tina Fielding, the Perth based writer and star of the delightful and moving WA film Sparkles who was also in attendance.
On Saturday evening the Flickerfest Tour headed to The Empire Theatre in Toowoomba. We were thrilled that Producer Kristie Yates and lead actor Kyle McCallion from Brissie smash-hit comedy Smashed came along joining in a Q & A with Bronwyn Kidd following the screening of their film to a packed house.Catch up on all the fun of the Flickerfest tour and check out our pics on Flickerfest facebook.
FLiCKERFEST HEADS NORTH & WEST THIS WEEK
The Flickerfest Tour is delighted to be heading west this Wednesday evening 31st March as we land at incredible four regional WA Film Harvest venues at Orana cinemas. In Kalgoorlie we are delighted to welcome writer and star of the super-delightful WA film Sparkles Tina Fielding, who performs the titular character of ‘Sparkles’. Tina will be joined by Goldfields actor and Kalgoorlie resident Gary Cooper who plays her sidekick ‘Diamond’. Tina and Gary will be attendance to introduce their heartwarming film. You can also catch Sparkles screening as part of the Best of Australian Shorts that same evening at Film Harvest at the Orana Cinemas in Busselton, Albany and Geraldton along with selected venues on tour across Australia. This Thursday 1st April evening we kick off the Easter long weekend in style as we bring the hilarious Short Laughs Comedy programme on tour to the The J in Noosa with highlights including the fabulous French animation A La Mode set in a kingdom tormented by fashion crazes alongside hilarious local QLD comedy Smashed.
In April we have a whole lot of short film love to share with some huge tour venues including the Civic Theatre in Newcastle on the 10th April, the Kino Palace Cinemas in Melbourne on the 14th April, Araluen Arts Centre in Alice Springs from the 15th – 19th April, Palace Electric Cinemas in Canberra on the 16th April, the Whitsundays PCYC in Airlie Beach on the 16th and 17th April and Canowindra on the 16th, 17th and 30th April, wrapping up with Hobart at the end of the month! On the road with us will be lots of our wonderful filmmakers in town to share their films. 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 Screenwest, Screen NSW, Screen Queensland, Screen Territory and Screen Australia for their support.