This Sept On The Road To Broome, Cygnet, Cairns | Regular Entry Deadline Closing 12th September

1st September 2023

August has seen Flickerfest success on the road in regional Australia, with audiences embracing our shorts in Narrabri NSW and Dalby, Chinchilla and Meandarra QLD. 

In early September you can catch Flickerfest screening on both sides of Oz, at the historic Sun Pictures in the far North West in Broome WA on Friday 1st Sept and in the far South of our continent in Cygnet Tassie on Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd Sept.

This September we are also setting sail to Cairns FNQ where you can catch Flickerfest over two big nights on the 16th and 23rd. 

There’s no shortage of entries at Flickerfest HQ since our entries opened in early July. If you haven’t entered your film yet, you can still take advantage of our discounted regular entry fee, closing in less than 2 weeks on 11th September. Enter Now for Flickerfest 2024.

And for filmmakers and creatives seeking further opportunities don’t forget our new partnership and National TVC Competition with Specsaver’s Australia that will give our filmmakers even more scope to develop their skills and career. Entries close: 12th September.

Read on and check out of all our exciting tour news and partner offers below: 

On The Road NXNW To Broome Friday 1st September


Flickerfest is thrilled to be returning to our longtime Kimberley home, the iconic Sun Pictures in Broome on Friday 1st September. We’rescreening as part of the Shinju Mastruri festival, showcasing our Best of Australian Shorts & Short Laughs Comedy programmes under the stars

At 6.15pm the Best of Australian Shorts programme highlights include Award winning and much loved Australian films the delightful quirky comedy The Fritz, where a confused man, acclaimed Noongar actor Trevor Jamieson (Storm Boy), is forced to confront his big family at a overwhelming birthday event after being hit by a meteor. Local WA films also shine, fresh from their Flickerfest premieres including Wirnitj by writer/ director Karla Hart, based on the true story of her grandfather Noongar elder Aden Eades retelling of the supernatural phenomena of stones falling from the sky and comedy Good Fortune written by Lata Periakarpan, directed and co-produced by by Alexandra Eftpos and produced by Kate Separovich, where Liza’s visit to a psychic doesn’t go entirely as planned. See you soon Broome.

At 8.30pm clever comedy also brings joy to the big screen with the Short Laughs Comedy programme featuring hilarious Flickerfest shorts from at home and around the world. Highlights include the delightfully quirky French comedy romance, Born to Cry Best International Short Film at Flickerfest 2023, and the delightful Australian absurdist comedy An Ostrich Told Me The World Is Fake And I Think I Believe It, recently Oscar nominated for Best Short Animation.

SXSE On The Road To Cygnet In September


After sold out sessions in Hobart in July Flickerfest is also excited to return to Cygnet over one big film packed weekend, giving Tassie film friends another chance to see Flickerfest in their state. We’re screening over one big weekend at the delightful Cygnet Town Hall, in partnership with Cygnet Arts council. 

On Saturday 2nd Sept 6pm enjoy an incredible collection of global stories, as you take a trip around the world from the comfort of your cinema chair with the Best of International Shorts. Amongst a host of international highlights enjoying their Australian premieres are the stunning Danish drama IVALU that follows the intimate story of an inuit family in the vast landscapes of Greenland and the delightful and surprising Canadian animation, The Flying Sailor, by a power duo of female Canadian animators, both films were recently nominated for an Oscar.

The Best of Australian Shorts programme, screening on Sunday 3rd Sept, 2pm shines a spotlight on the incredible short film talent that exists in our emerging Australian industry.

Incredible Tassie films abound fresh from their Flickerfest premieres, by talented creatives who grew up in Tassie and films shot across the state. The moving drama Game Face, by writer/director Gillian Crosby, who grew up in Hobart, is co-written with her mum, based on her mum’s experiences of a confidence workshop for cancer patients where a woman gains a fresh perspective from a colorful group of characters. Fun coming of age story Pulsar, by Hobart born & raised Gabriel  Morrison is shot in Primrose Sands and doesn’t stray too far from the truth of some experiences Gabriel had growing up in Hobart in the early 2000’s. Director Danielle Baynes, who was awarded the BRUNY20 Artist Fellowship, shot her short film Ghost Gear on Bruny Island, utilizing local cast, crew and the stunning landscape, this dramatic story follows two fractured parents and their adventurous 8-year-old, who are haunted by a surprising discovery on a family holiday.

Last 3 National Tour Venues!
Cairns, Canowindra & Burnett Heads


The Flickerfest tour magic rolls on, mid September to early October.

Cairns Botanical Gardens comes alive on Saturday 16th September, 7.30pm with our Best of Australian Shorts, including some stunning films with local connections. Don’t miss Gordonvale born and raised actor and filmmaker James Ivor’s film Crushing Season, shot across the region, enjoying its hometown premiere after its successful Australian premiere at Flickerfest in January and the local premiere of the delightful and engaging Katele (Mudskipper), winner of Best Australian Short at Flickerfest 2023, partially on Sabai Island and co-written by acclaimed play right, culture man and Cairn’s resident Walter Waia, alongside his award winning nephew, filmmaker John Harvey.

And on Saturday 23rd September, 7.30pm you can also get your hit of joy with our Short Laughs Comedy programme on the big screen in the Gardens.

In October you can catch the final Flickerfest tour flings for 2023 with Canowindra and Burnett Heads rolling out the short film red carpet, both screening Saturday 7th October.

Check out all remaining venues on the Flickerfest tour now.

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