On tour: Lightning Ridge, Narrogin, Mackay Adelaide, Canberra, Parramatta and more!

23rd April 2024

Thank you Melbourne and Brisbane! 


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A massive thank you to our beautiful audiences and filmmakers in Brisbane and Melbourne who joined us for the Best of Australian Shorts, Best of EU Shorts and Best of Melbourne Shorts 2024! Sessions were sold out with enthusiastic audiences celebrating our talented creatives. 

In Brisbane, we gave a warm welcome to a bunch of our Flickerfest QLD filmmakers: thanks to
Katrina Channels director of the Unsettled,  Ken Kimura director of The Other Guy, Madeleine Chaplain director of The Bank Manager, Tyson Yates director and producer Kristie Yates of Sideswipe, plus editor Sophie Daulby for Quiet Night Thought, who all came along and joined us on the night. 

Next it was Melbourne’s turn and we were pleased to welcome Hamish Macgregor wri/dir Good Grief, director Kalu Oji, cast and crew Mimo Mukii, Ivy Mutuku, Faro Musodza for What’s In a Name, Tegan Crowley the lead actress of Nursery, director Greta Nash and producer Gillian Crosby for Heart Throb, director Nathan Croft and writer/lead actress Brielle Riza for The More The Storm, editor Ollie Knocker of Lean In, writer Danielle Stamoulos for Gorgo, writer/directors Jay and Shaun Perry and producer Brayden Alden for Cold Water, plus director Jesse Vogelaar and writer Mario Hannah Room For One More. 

Last weekends Flickerfest sold out & returns on Tuesday 23rd for a second screening, to the home of our delicious partners Rosnay Organic and their welcoming cellar door in Canowindra for our, Short Laughs Comedy screening. Join us for super short laughs and fine wine. Book your tickets for Canowindra here.

This late April and May Flickerfest also hits the road to a massive 6 venues far and wide, including Lightning Ridge, Narrogin, Mackay, Adelaide, Canberra and Parramatta with lots more local film highlights. Read on for all of the details below.

May Movie Magic 
Lightning Ridge, Narrogin and Mackay 


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Lightning Ridge – AOC Black Opal Heritage Shed – Wednesday 24th April and Wednesday 1st May, 6.30pm

Get ready for two beautiful Flickerfest cinema night’s under the stars at Lightning Ridge at AOC Black Opal Heritage Shed.

On Wednesday 24th May at 6.30pm, enjoy an inspiring and award-winning selection of Australian films with Best Of Australian Shorts. Our Best Of Australian Shorts features 9 incredible stories honoring our unique identity and culture including the local moving rural drama Mary, by wri/prod/actor Joshua Ralph McElroy, based on a story from his grandfather, local Coonamble resident Tom Lyon.

‘Mary’ was shot on the property ‘Bowra’ Nth-west of Coonamble; involving many local cast, crew and locations. and tells a story of a young man who bears witness to mother nature’s indifference as he is asked to farewell an old friend on a sheep station. 

This year Lightning Ridge will screen two programmes for the first time and you can also join us  on Wednesday the 1st May is the funniest Flickerfest programme Short Laughs Comedy showcasing 12 hilarious shorts from at home and across the world.

Come to one or both nights! Don’t forget to dress warm, bring a blanket, snacks & drinks and we will bring the stunning short cinema!

Narrogin – Thornton Theatre – Thursday 2nd May – Saturday 4th May, 7.30pm
Enjoy 3 big nights of shorts in partnership with Arts Narrogin 

On Thursday 2nd May, travel the world from the comfort of your Theatre’s seat and admire cinema from UK, France, Spain to India!

On Friday 3rd May, admire incredible WA short film talent that exists in our emerging Australian industry alongside festival award winners and favourites in Best Of Australian shorts. Explore Western Australia with the moving father/son drama Esperance To Fremantle by wri/dir William Sebastian Turner and producer Cameron Whiteford and join them for a Q and A on the night, screening alongside the the delightful family film, Raising Thunder by director Kaleb Mc Kenna and Noongar/Spinifex woman Tace Stevens insightful short documentary To Be Silent.

On Saurday 4h May finish this 3 day short film marathon with some big laughs and enjoy our Short Laughs Comedy programme, including 12 hilarious comedy shorts from home and across the world 

Mackay – Central QLD Conservatorium Of Music – Saturday 11th May, 7.30pm

Everyone’s Invited to an unforgettable night of the best Aussie cinema including Regional QLD  short films in our Flickerfest Best of Australian Shorts. highlights include the delightful comedy shot in Cloncurry, The Bank Manager directed by Madeleine Chaplain and produced by Luke Chaplain ; plus the outstanding First Nations film, Djalbuyan Nahra, fresh from its Flickerfest premiere, by award winning 23 year old filmmaker Jahvis Loveday. 

Djalbuyan Nahra, meaning little sister in the first nations Dyirbal language of far North Queensland, follows the true story of his little sister Nahra. Taken from her community, Nahra returns home to confront past traumas and reconnect with her people, land, and waters after 8 years away. 

Grab your tickets now for these upcoming Flickerfest screenings!

On The Road To Adelaide


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Adelaide – The Mercury – Saturday 11th May, 6.00pm & 9.00pm

Everyone’s Invited to Flickerfest Best of Australian Shorts and Best of International Shorts as we return to The Mercury in Adelaide for 1 night only of widely entertaining cinema! 

At 6pm, the Best of Australian Shorts shines including 7 stunning South Australian short films. Highlight’s include the World Premiere’s of Sick Day, following a 10-year-old day whose day at home changes his view of the world, by writer/director Stephen Packer, screening alongside the moving and visually stunning Cordelia, Daughter Of The Sea by Maddie Grammatopoulos, where a father delivers a wedding speech to his only offspring on her wedding day.

Joining them on the big screen is the thrilling and amusing short Spite from talented directors Madeline Gordon and Paul Gallasch, about a young woman who goes out of her way to take revenge on her uncaring boyfriend with surprising consequences and the not-to-be-missed friendship drama Human Range that takes us to the reunion of a group of friends who in a previous life were all members of a punk music group, from filmmaker Morgan Wright.

At 9pm, the Best of International Shorts programme shines a spotlight on masterful international short film stories and talent. Don’t miss the bittersweet UK drama My Week With Maisy starring legend of stage and screen Joanna Lumley, the stunning Himalayan Last Days Of Summer, where a recurring mysterious sound from mountains is heard only by two curious young shepherds and Clodagh about a young woman of exceptional talent, who dazzles a lonely priest’s housekeeper.

​Meet the South Australian filmmakers when they intro their films at the start of the Australian shorts programme; & enjoy a complimentary drink between sessions.

Catch the Best of Flickerfest In Canberra


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Canberra – Palace Electric Cinema – Thursday 16th May, 7.00pm

Don’t miss out on the exceptional line-up of the Best of Flickerfest Shorts 2024 in Canberra on Thursday 16th May. Explore the fantastic programme of 9 Flickerfest award-winners and incredible stories from here and across the world screening across one big night of cinematic excellence, giving a diverse taste of all Flickerfest has to offer.

Joining our Australian award winners on the big screen are Flickerfest films with local ACT connections, including First Nations Short: To Be Silent from Noongar/Spinifex filmmaker Tace Stevens and produced by Skye Leon, who grew up in Canberra and Beautiful Things with Canberra local talents Benjamin Ling, cinematography and Emily Taylor hair & makeup.
‘A struggling poet, recovering addict, resentful matriarch and a fractured family, held together by a yearly ritual. However, this year there’s an unexpected visitor.’ In he lead is whistleblower David McBride in his first-ever acting role!

Also enjoy EU Award Winning Shorts: Slow Down The Fall from German director Camille Tricaud, I’m Not A Robot by Dutch director Victoria Warmerdam and a  A Study of Empathy by German director Hilke Rönnfeldt and Danish cast and crew. Presented by the Delegation of the European Union to Australia.

Enjoy this entertaining night of cinema with a delicious Gage Roads brew or Matso’s Ginger beerRosnay Organic wineFour Pillars or Saba juice upon arrival and meet some of our Australian filmmakers and the festival team on the night.

Parramatta Here We Come!

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Parramatta – Riverside Theatres – Rafferty’s Theatre – Saturday 18th May, 4.00pm & 6.30pm

If you’re in Sydney and missed Flickerfest in Bondi last January, don’t miss Flickerfest Parramatta on Thursday 16th May for 2 unforgettable screenings of the Best of Australian Shorts and Best of International Shorts.

What’s on?

4PM: Best of Australian Shorts 

Discover a unique line-up of Australian stories with the Best of Australian Shorts programme screening 10 stunning NSW and award-winning short films. Don’t miss Sydney short Cactus exploring intergenerational conflict and connection between neighbours, by Inner Western Sydney director, Milena Bennett. We also celebrate Western Sydney talent with the stunning one-shot horror story Bad Vibrations by Parramatta director Nicole Deprado. ‘When two housemates use a theremin to play an ancient incantation, they accidentally summon a demonic force that torments its victims with sound.’

Don’t miss out on the AI thriller short Fences, starring award-winning WA actor Meyne Wyatt and the legendary Colin Friels, produced by Bus Stop Films, joining Flickerfest favourites and award winners. 

6.30PM: Best of International Shorts

Admire talents from overseas in our stunning International short collection! Explore India with the the delightful Himalayan story Last Days Of Summer, attend the unexpected final feedback meeting of an art school’s new commercial in the Swedish The Film Might Be White, and be impressed by a young Irish girl of exceptional promise in Clodagh.

Enjoy this entertaining night of cinema with a delicious Gage Roads brew or Matso’s Ginger beerRosnay Organic wine, or Saba juice between sessions, and meet some of our NSW filmmakers on the night. 



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

The coming months of June and July short film fans can catch us around the country with 6 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 15 June –Newcastle

Friday 12 & Saturday 13 July –Hobart

Friday 22 – Saturday 23 July – Merimbula

Thursday 25 July –Katherine

Friday 26 July & Friday 2 August –Gunnedah

Saturday 27 July –Darwin

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