Noosa, Murwillumbah, Melbourne, Toowoomba, Western Sydney & More!
March Short Film Marathon Wraps In Noosa,
Get Ready For an Amazing April Of Shorts!
Well that has been a marathon month of March with 15 venues enjoying Flickerfest on tour. A big thanks to all our enthusiastic audiences who have attended and enjoyed some of the 25 screenings across the month
Its been an extra treat to have our wonderful filmmakers in attendance at venues across the country including John Harvey wri/dir ‘Katele’ in Nambour, Gillian Moody Prod ‘Katele’ in Huskisson; Isaac Elliott ‘Don’t Come In.. Yet!’ in Alice Springs and Javis Loveday ‘Bangay Lore’ on the Gold Coast.
Don’t miss our final March screening at The J Noosa – this Thursday 30th March at 7.30pm, with our Short Laughs Comedy programme rolling out at our long time venue , including a delightful short conceived and produced just down the road in Brisbane and recently celebrated on the Oscars red carpet, the super fun and creative ‘An Ostrich Told Me The World Is Fake And I Think I Believe It’,
April Kicks Off In Murwillumbah
The Regent Cinema, Murwillumbah – Sunday 2nd April, 4pm & 7pm
We’re thrilled to be returning to The Regent Cinema Murwillumbah for two big short film screenings.
At 4pm our Best Of Australian Shorts hits the screen. Highlights include the colourful and insightful Torres Strait cultural drama ‘Katele’ (Mudskipper), about a women longing for her Island home, starring Northern Rivers based actor Waangenga Blanco.
Other Films with local Northern Rivers connections also shine including sweet comedy ‘Voice Activated’, about a florist, who stutters then finally finds his voice from producer Liam Heyen, a graduate of Mt Saint Patricks College in Murwillumbah, who grew up in Ocean Shore, ‘Bangay Lore’ written and directed by award winning 22 year old First Nations filmmaker and Crabbes creek resident Jahvis Loveday, awarded a special mention by the Australian jury at Flickerfest 2023. ‘Bangay Lore’ is a poignant story of the realities of practising indigenous culture in everyday life, set around Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay. Also shining on the big screen is ‘Six Of One’, a moving drama about a young mother finding her power, shot around Uki and Burringbar, written and directed by Minka Bleakley and produced by Yan.
At 7pm you can also enjoy an incredible collection of global stories and take a trip around the world from the comfort of your cinema chair with our Best of International Shorts, including much loved award winners and Oscar nominees.
Flickerfest Celebrates Melbourne Filmmakers In April!
Kino Palace Cinemas, Melbourne – Wednesday 12th April, 7pm
Post Easter get ready for some more celebration with Flickerfest. We are thrilled to be back for the 17th year at Kino Palace Cinemas showcasing an entertaining, exciting programme of inspiring and award-winning films in our handpicked Best Of Melbourne Shorts programme.
Selected for competition at Flickerfest Bondi, our Best Of Melbourne shorts programme features 8 local stories from an amazing bunch of talented Melbourne creatives; giving Flickerfest Melbourne audiences the first look at the hottest shorts films made and produced in their hometown.
Best Of Melbourne Shorts highlights include the moving Iris Prize Award winning drama, ‘Tarneit’ exploring the unbreakable bonds between two boys united by their deafness and their dream to one day escape the obstacles that surround them, the hilarious urban comedy ‘The Best Dumplings In Melbourne’ about three friends quest on a Melbourne night out to find the perfect snack, quirky social media comedy ‘Follow For Follow’ where an aspiring, narcissistic social media influencer meets a once powerful, ancient demigod who must take advantage of her skills to get new followers and the stunning ‘BLVCK GOLD’, a poetic exploration of self determination set in inner Melbourne, made by and in the South Sudanese community and awarded Best Cinematography at Flickerfest 2023.
Enjoy a Gage Roads beer, Rosnay organic wine or Parkers organic drink on arrival and the chance to hear from the filmmakers before the screening.
This event always sells out so grab your tickets soon!
‘Six Months’ In Toowoomba
Empire Theatre, Toowoomba – Saturday 22nd April, 5.30pm & 8pm
Dont miss our return to our much loved venue, The Empire Theatre Toowoomba, screening two stunning programmes across one big night.
Shining on the big screen at 5.30pm is our much loved Best of International Shorts programme featuring two Oscar nominees and taking our audiences on a cinema trip through China, New Zealand, Germany, the Ukraine, Taiwan, The Netherlands and more …
At 5pm Flickerfest’s Best of Australian Shorts programme features 9 Aussie short films that have been embraced by our audiences so far and this year we are are also thrilled to shine a spotlight on a film with some special interest for Toowoomba.
Hailing from Toowoomba Charlotte Chimes has had a big career since kick starting her love of film and theatre with two Empire Theatre Bursary awards at high school. Charlotte is now thrilled to be returning home with a project very close to her heart. Her short film ‘Six Months’, which had its world premiere in competition at Flickerfest In January.
Charlotte is an acclaimed actress and now writer/producer who has put her talents to use, both behind and in front of the camera in her intimate relationship drama ‘Six Months’, a social commentary on what happens when we strip away all the noise of life. What’s left? How does that affect the way we relate to ourselves and in turn affect our relationships.
Thrilled to be back with family, friends and fellow Toowoomban’s, Charlotte will participate in a lively Q&A with the audience after the Best Of Australian Shorts Screening.
April At The Bryan Brown Theatre In Bankstown
Bryan Brown Theatre, Bankstown – Thursday 27th April, 7pm
Join us as we visit Western Sydney and the Bryan Brown Theatre Bankstown for the first time, screening a magical selection of short films.
The Best of Australian Shorts programme, screening includes 9 short films, many Flickerfest world premieres and 2 Western Sydney shorts fresh from Flickerfest Bondi.
Highlights include two films from Western Sydney filmmakers, both fresh from their Flickerfest Bondi premieres. Multiple AACTA, AWGIE, Logie and SPA Award nominated director, writer, producer and actor Vonne Patiag’s ‘Too Many Ethnics’ is a fun comedic tale tale about identity politics that audiences will relate to, where three best friends are pushed to their limits as they endure trials of racism, love and friendship in the long line to get into an exclusive nightclub.
The delightful and sumptuous comedy ‘Butter: A Love Story’ is a film about love, obsession, and finding purpose no matter the cost. At its heart, it is a twisted, yet tender love story, between a lonely woman and the greatest food of all: butter. Director Anita Lee, who grew up in North Rocks is an AFTRS graduate in directing with a love of stylised story worlds and poetic visual imagery.
Meet both Vonne and Anita who will introduce their films on the night, along with the Flickerfest team.
On The Road In May: Lightning Ridge, Adelaide, Kununurra, Canberra, Narrogin, Parramatta, Campbelltown & Airlie Beach!
The Flickerfest magic will roll on to around 50 tour venues in 2023.
The month of May is another busy one for short film fans around the country with 8 venues sharing the Flickerfest short film love!
Check out below our full May tour and the rest of the calendar across the country, rolling out between now and October.
Lightning Ridge AOC Black Opal Heritage Shed – Wednesday 3rd May, 7pm Best of Australian Shorts
Adelaide Mercury CX Cinema – Saturday 13 May, 6pm Best of Australian Shorts
Sat 13 May, 8.45pm Best of International Shorts
Kununurra Picture Gardens – Saturday 13th May 6.30pm Best of Australian Shorts
Canberra Palace Electric Cinemas – Thursday 18th May, 7.30pm Best of Australian Shorts
Narrogin The Thornton Theatre – Thursday 18th May, 7.30pm Best of International Shorts
Friday 19th may, 7.30pm Best of Australian Shorts
Saturday 20th May, 7.30pm Short Laughs Comedy
Parramatta Riverside Theatres – Saturday 20th May, 4pm Best of Australian Shorts
Saturday 20th May, 6,30pm Best of International Shorts
Campbelltown Arts Centre – Sunday 21st May, 7pm Best of Australian Shorts
Airlie Beach PCYC – Friday 26th May, 7pm Best of Australian Shorts
Saturday 27th May, 7pm Short Laughs Comedy