22nd April 2022

Its been a huge few months here at Flickerfest HQ as we’ve shared an incredible bunch of short film magic in every state and territory across Australia, with many more venues still to come! 

The Flickerfest national tour hits its half-way mark tonight, Friday 22 April as we return to the big screen at Toowoomba’s Armitage Centre at the Empire Theatre with our much loved Best Of Australian Shorts.

Also kicking off this weekend Flickerfest crosses the harbour to another iconic Sydney beach, Manly, sharing an award winning selection of shorts from Flickerfest’s past, including a fabulous FlickerKids selection first up at 6pm followed by some of our all time Aussie favourites at 7pm. Highlights include Oscar nominated ‘The Eleven O’Clock‘ and the delightful multi-award winning Oscar shortlisted animation ‘Lost And Found’. Its free, under the stars and all happening as part of Play Manly events.

Flickerfest also returns to the tiny Tassie town of Cygnet together with our long term tour partners the Cygnet Arts Council. Don’t miss our Best Of International Shorts at the Cygnet Town Hall on Saturday 30 April & Sunday 1st May.

There’s also a free SAE Masterclass with Bronwyn Kidd at the SAE Sydney campus on Thursday 28th April, 5-7pm in conversation with Flickerfest filmmakers, writer/directors Madeleine Gottlieb and Abhi Parasher – register here.

Read on for details of our Parramatta, Adelaide, Brisbane, Kununurra, Lightning Ridge and Newcastle  events all rolling out this May.

And in the coming months there are still plenty more wonderful venues to come on our #flickerfest2022 tour.
Find out when we are bringing the short film love to your town!


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Flickerfest, Australia’s largest Short Film Festival is excited to be returning on its National Tour to the Mercury CX Cinema showcasing the Best of Australian Shorts and Best of International Shorts programme highlights from our recent Bondi festival competition.

Screening on Saturday 7th May 6.00pm, highlights from the Best of Australian Shorts include the quirky black space comedy The Home Team starring comedy legend Paul McDermott and acclaimed actress Tara Morice (Strictly Ballroom) alongside the moving and intimate sibling drama You And Me, Before And After starring Yael Stone (Orange Is The New Black) and Emily Barclay (Mr In Between, Glitch, Baby Teeth).

Adelaide filmmakers blaze brightly alongside their Australian peers including the fabulous comedy Assets from Adelaide born and raised director Charlotte George, featuring a burnt-out mum who, in taking the plunge to return to work, must prove to a mysterious interview panel she’s up to the job, starring Fiona Choi (The Family Law). Taking home the award for Best Australian Animation at #flickerfest2022 is the stunning The Better Angels from Adelaide director Michael Cusack and producer Richard Chataway alongside Port Lincoln born Adelaide filmmaker Tim Carlier’s surreal out of this world comedy Farmers. Adelaide born and raised director Nicole Miller’s quirky black comedy Get A Life also features alongside the heart-warming Shiny One from Adelaide based director Viviana Petyarre.

A highlight of the evening will be the opportunity to meet these filmmakers who will be present to introduce their films.

Later on in the evening take a trip across the world with Best of International Shorts at 8.45 pm. Highlights include the delightful New Zealand comedy Space Invader, the moving and heartwarming UK film Roy and not to be missed soulful French Canadian drama Like The Ones I Used To Know winner of Best International Short at Flickerfest 2022.

Grab a double session pass for just $29/ $26con, all tickets include a complimentary drink from our partners Gage Roads Brewing, Rosnay Organic wine or PS Organic.


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Flickerfest is excited to be returning on its National Tour to the Riverside Theatres, Parramatta  showcasing the Best of Australian Shorts programme highlights from our recent Bondi festival competition.

Screening on Saturday 7th of May 3.00pm, highlights from the Best of Australian Shorts include the quirky black space comedy The Home Team starring comedy legend Paul McDermott and acclaimed actress Tara Morice (Strictly Ballroom) and the moving and intimate sibling drama You And Me, Before And After starring Yael Stone (Orange Is The New Black) and Emily Barclay (Mr In Between, Glitch, Baby Teeth).

Films with strong connections to Western Sydney featuring in the programme, fresh from their selection at Flickerfest Bondi, include the moving and intimate Across Borders, which explores the complexities of a multi-generational Indian-Australian family, directed by Abhishek Parasher who has extensive family networks in Parramatta. A story of diaspora and coming of age, illustrated through the traditional Marinera dance, the stunning short Alba, from Mariella Solano, awarded Best Emerging Female Director at Flickerfest Bondi, was filmed at the Uruguayan Sporting and Social club in Hinchinbrook, a venue that Mariella spent a lot of time in whilst growing up. The moving Sunnies filmed in St Andrews, by South-West Sydney writer director Ismail Khan centres around Malcolm, a troubled and somewhat delinquent teen who decides to steal a pair of sunglasses from the local shops – an act that is later revealed to be part of a much bigger plan.

Ticket price includes a Gage Roads beer, Rosnay organic wine or PS Organic drink on arrival, not to mention the chance to hear from the filmmakers before the screening.


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Also coming your way in May, don’t miss a chance to catch Flickerfest in a town near you:
After rescheduling due to the floods in March Flickerfest can’t wait to finally hit Brisbane’s Palace James St Cinemas on Thursday 12 & Friday 13 May with our Best Of Australian Shorts including four stunning QLD shorts, Lost ContactJarliBeacon and Stonefish and take a trip across Europe with some stunning cinema in our EU short film showcase.

We also looking forward to hitting the Kimberley and sharing moving WA shorts Tooly and Good Night at the Kununurra Picture Gardens Saturday 14 May.

You can also catch our Best of Australian shorts at the Black Opal Heritage Shed in Lightning Ridge on Wednesday 18 May.

On Saturday 21st May we cant wait to see you at Newcastle’s Civic Playhouse Theatre where cheeky local film Sex Lives will also screen alongside our Best Of Australian Shorts and Short Laughs Comedy programme.


Madeleine Gottlieb & Abhi Parasher

Are you an emerging filmmaker looking to break into the short film industry? SAE Creative Media Institute are partnering with Flickerfest to host a series of masterclasses across their campuses in Australia.

In Sydney on Thursday 28th April from 5-7pm, Flickerfest director Bronwyn Kidd will be in conversation with Madeleine Gottlieb director of You And Me, Before And After which premiered at TIFF and most recently had its NSW premiere at Flickerfest.

Madeleine’s other acclaimed shorts the AWGIE-winning ‘I F***ed a Mermaid’ and ‘No One Believes Me’, had its international premiere at Interfilm Berlin / KUKI Berlin in November 2018 and premiered domestically at Flickerfest 2019 before screening at festivals worldwide. Madeleine is joined by writer/director Abhi Parasher.

In previous years, Abhishek has worked as an actor, appearing in ‘Neighbours’ and ‘The Taverna’. Furthermore, he has completed his Bachelor in Film from SAE Melbourne. His graduating film Across Borders has screened around the world, most recently premiering at Flickerfest 2022.

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