25th June 2021

The Flickerfest Tour has been sharing the short-film love far and wide across the country of late and it’s not slowing down any time soon!Next week we returned to the Northern Territory stopping off at both Katherine and Darwin with two fabulous programmes celebrating Australian Short film talent including our Best Of Indigenous Shorts curated by Dylan River, screening just in time to celebrate NAIDOC week.

We kick things off at the Katherine Star Cinema on Thursday 1st July with the Best of Australian Shorts programme featuring a fab selection of award-winning shorts from our Bondi Competition programmes including Best Direction in an Australian Short Film Award winning film, the moving This River from Naomi Fryer, the Best Editing winner This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us and our Best Australian Animation award winner Roborovski directed by Dev Patel (‘Lion’) and Tilda Cobham-Hervey (‘I Am Woman’).


We follow it up the following Thursday 8th July with our Best of Indigenous Shorts programme, curated by Alice Springs award winning filmmaker and Flickerfest alumni Dylan River. The programme is an incredible collection of shorts from the past 30 years of Flickerfest that have influenced Dylan’s own filmmaking career including Warwick Thornton’s Green Bush and Nana and Dylan’s own short Nulla Nulla starring Wayne Blair.


If you are further north in Darwin then you are in luck as we will also be lighting up the big screen under the stars at the Deckchair Cinema with the Best of Australian Shorts and the Best of Indigenous Shorts programmes across one fabulous film-packed evening on Saturday 3rd July.

On the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of July the Flickerfest Tour heads south across the seas to Tassie to bring the FlickerKids programme of family-friendly short films to Cygnet. This delightful programme features a selection of heart-warming shorts from Australia and the world including the 2021 Oscar short-listed animation from Dreamworks, To Gerard.

Head here to check out some of the happy audiences and excited filmmakers in our Flickerfest tour gallery.There are still plenty more venues to come on the Flickerfest Tour in coming months so check out our website to find out when we are heading to your town. See you soon on the short film road with special thanks to our government tour partners ScreenwestScreen NSWScreen QueenslandScreen Territory and Screen Australia for their support.


ImageThe Arakwal CorporationFlickerfest & iQ Inc are thrilled to present their annual evening of inspiring aboriginal storytelling celebrating NAIDOC Week 2021 and this years theme ‘Heal Country’ at the Byron Theatre on Wednesday 7th July.

This year’s programme curated from recent Flickerfest favourites will take you on a special journey with some incredibly strong and powerful stories, who’s compelling voices will inspire, move and delight, including thrilling short The Moogai by Casino writer/director Jon Bell, Closed Doors by award winning Australian actor Hunter Page-Lochard (Cleverman); starring Wayne Blair, the delightful and inspiring documentary Djuwalpada, from Wagilak songman Daniel Wilfred all the way from North East Arnhem Land, moving sibling story Bala, the first short film by Bangarra Dance Theatre’s former senior choreographer Deborah Brown and Bama by local emerging filmmaker Jahvis Loveday, winner of the jury and audience award at this years iQ/Flickerfest Byron All Shorts.

Local Arakwal women Delta Kay will welcome us all to country on the night and share the local film ‘Break It Down – Bunyarra’ by Desert Pea media in which she stars.   Head here for programme information, tickets available from the Byron Centre website.


The Flickerfest Team have been receiving lots of enquiries of late from some super excited filmmakers from far and wide asking when we will be opening entries for our 31st Festival in January 2022!

Well, we are delighted to let you all know that entries will be opening in the week beginning 5th of July, so, get those cameras rolling and stay tuned for further announcements very soon via our Website and Facebook page!

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