On Tour February! Griffith, Mullumbimby, Perth, Coffs Harbour

19th February 2024

A Huge Thanks To Our Bondi Partners!


Wow, has it been over 2 weeks since Flickerfest 2024 Bondi already!? Where does time go – there’s no rest for the wicked at Flicker HQ though, as we steam ahead to get the Flickerfest Tour on the road and ready to rumble! We want to say a huge thank you to all of our Bondi friends last month – there is nothing we enjoy more than seeing sellout sessions and happy enthusiastic audiences of all ages watching exceptional short films! And a massive congratulations again to our all of our award winners and to all of the talented short filmmakers who featured at Flickerfest this year. We love giving our audiences a chance to experience your talent!. If you missed the awards announcement, you can see who won all of the Flickerfest 2024 Awards here. We also want to say a huge thanks to our major partners Screen AustraliaWaverley CouncilScreen NSWSpecsaversDelegation Of The European Union To AustraliaAFTRS, and all of our generous partners here who make the festival possible. We couldn’t do it without you!  We have a huge February ahead as the Flickerfest 2024 Tour kicks off with a bang!  First stop’s Griffith, Mullumbimby, Perth and Coffs Harbour, with many more locations sharing the short film love over the coming months. Find out when we will be in your town.

On The Road To Griffith

On The Road To Griffith


Friday 23rd February, 7.30pm – join us in Griffith
One night only! Griffith Regional Theatre

The very best that Australia has to offer will be on show, with 9 stunning shorts filmed in Australia. , So grab a drink, sit back relax and enjoy Australian stories on the big screen from our most talented new creatives. 

Our programme features some beautiful Australian stories including Cold Water, inspired by true events, from Jay & Shaun Perry who won the AFTRS Best Screenplay in an Australian Short Film Award at our Bondi Festival in January, plus the stunning choreographic short Yeah The Boys, with an incredible original soundtrack from the Avalanches, winner of the  Panasonic Best Australian Short Film (Academy® Qualifying). And don’t miss the wonderful black comedy Ashes, starring the legendary actor Michael Caton and Michala Banas 

Mullumbimby Here We Come!


Everyone’s Invited to Flickerfest!
Flickerfest and iQ inc are back for 2024, kicking off our 3-day festival of short films at the Mullumbimby Civic HallThursday 29th February – Saturday 2nd March.

This years smorgasbord of over 40 incredible short films are handpicked from a record 3,400 entries received for Flickerfest’s Academy® and BAFTA Qualifying short film festival screened recently in Bondi and Northern Rivers audiences are amongst the first in Australia to experience the best of Flickerfest on tour.

Highlights enjoying their Northern Rivers premieres include much loved festival award winners,  screening alongside exciting, fresh local Northern Rivers talent.

Three local highlights fresh from their world premieres in competition at Flickerfest Bondi include: Djalbuyan Nahra by 3rd-time Flickerfest Alumni and First Nations local writer/director/producer: Jahvis Loveday, who takes a personal approach to his filmmaking in this family story of return and reconnection. Duwarra Wujura by Eltham based animator Brett D McKee was awarded the prestigious Yoram Gross Award For Best Australian animation at Flickerfest 2024. Written for the screen by Yanyuwa elder Dinah Norman a-Marrngawi, who now in her 90’s is old enough to remember the “old ways” of her ancestors. Wishing to share her love of culture, she has translated this story for the screen.

And don’t miss Living With It, from Mobina Rowhani, who was born and raised in Lennox Head, a coming of age comedy/drama about 17-year-old Aylena who is dealing with grief while trying to keep a brave face for her family. 

Thu 29th Feb, 8.00pm – Best of International Shorts 
Fri 1st Mar, 8.00pm – Best of Australian Shorts 
Sat 2th Mar, 4.00pm – Byron All Shorts
Sat 2nd Mar, 8.00pm – Short Laughs Comedy 

Toast a glass to 28 years of Flickerfest in the Northern Rivers at our pre screening drinks from 7pm- 29th Feb- Ticket includes complimentary drinks from Rosnay Organic WineGage Roads Brewing, Saba Premium Beverages, and Four Pillars Gin & sumptuous snacks prior to the films at 8pm!

Across the weekend The IQ Cafe is open one hour before each session, so grab a delicious drink or snack to enjoy alongside the Best Short Films from Australia and the world from the comfort of your cinema seat. 

Heading West To Perth!


Join us at the Luna Outdoor Cinema, Perth – our new venue for 2024!

3 big session’s roll out on the big screen Thursday 29 February – Saturday 2 March for what promises to be the ultimate showcase of the best short film from Australia the world and the west coast over one big weekend. Including festival award winners, audience favourites and a suitcase full of stunning WA shorts, fresh from their Bondi premiere’s.

6 outstanding WA films will shine, including moving drama From Esperance To Fremantle by William Sebastian Turner, delightful family film, Raising Thunder by director Kaleb Mc Kenna, chilling one shot gal pal horror Bad Vibrations, produced by and starring Erica Long, chilling First Nations ghost story Featherfoot, Noongar woman Tace Stephen’s insightful short documentary To Be Silent and the Ai thriller Fences, starring award-winning WA actor Meyne Wyatt and the legendary Colin Friels. 

Also screening across the weekend is our Best of International Shorts, featuring the Spanish award-winning contemporary drama The Masterpiece and UK bittersweet comedy My Week With Maisy starring the legendary Joanna Lumley.  And don’t miss the funniest night out you’ll have in March with our Short Laughs Comedy session including the unmissable and hilarious Linda by UK comedian Joe Lycett (Travel Man)   

And don’t miss a very special AFTRS x FlickerLab On Tour event. Wednesday the 28th of Feb 5 to 6pm at Luna Leederville – Join WA director Tace Stevens for a deep-dive into the making of her award-winning documentary To Be Silent, screening as a part of Flickerfest’s Best Of Australian Shorts.

In this session Tace will share with the audience the journey from development to production and her experiences in screening the film internationally, most recently at imagineNATIVE in Toronto as well as a Q&A with the audience, moderated by fellow filmmaker and AFTRS alum Kerrod Meredith-Creed. Attendance is free please register here

Wed 28th Feb5-6pm AFTRS x FlickerLab on tour – Free workshop with Tace Stephens
Thu 29th Feb, 7.45pm – Best of Australian Shorts: includes opening night drinks from Gage Roads Brewing, and Rosnay Organic Wine.
Fri 1st Mar, 7.45pm– Best of International Shorts 
Sat 2nd Mar, 7.45pm – Short Laughs Comedy

Doors Open each night at 6.45pm. Come along for refreshments, get comfy, and enjoy the best films from Australia the world in your own WA backyard. 

On The Big Screen At Coffs Harbour!


Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd March – join us in Coffs Harbour
Jetty Memorial Theatre

Travel across Australia and the world from Coffs Harbour with our world-class programmes! 
Start the weekend with the Best of Australian Shorts featuring the beautiful Cordelia, Daughter Of The Sea from  writer/director Maddie Grammatopoulos and Ashes the darkly comedic story about grief and tough love, starring the legendary Michael Caton.

And don’t miss a local highlight fresh from Flickerfest Bondi, Sawtell Producer/ DOP/editor Keiran James’s haunting and memorable short Just Beneath The Surface, set on Erub Island in the Torres Strait and made in collaboration with TSI writer/director and artist Jimmy John Thaiday.  This haunting film shines a spotlight on ghost nets, a focus of Jimmy’s art and sculpture, depicting them alongside sea creatures in the natural environment in the hope of bringing awareness to this issue and its environmental impact. This film won the 2023 Telstra NATSIAA (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Art Awards) in the multimedia category.

On Saturday don’t miss out on the Best of International Shorts! Go on a mysterious journey in the Himalayas mountains in Last Days Of Summer and catch the stunning Netherland’s short 
A Day In The Life Of A Female Frame.

On The Big Screen At Coffs Harbour!



The Flickerfest magic will roll on to over 40+  tour venues in 2024

The coming months of March and April are super busy for short film fans around the country with 14 venues sharing the Flickerfest short film love! 

Check out the coming stops below and click here to see the rest of the calendar across the country between February and September. 

Saturday 9 March –Toowoomba

Thursday 14 March –Gold Coast

Friday 22 – Saturday 23 March
Port Macquarie
Alice Springs

Saturday 23 March – Sawtell

Thursday 28 March –Noosa

Thursday 4 April – Friday 5 April – Brisbane

Wednesday 10 April – Melbourne

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