This Weekend: Mullum, Perth, Coffs! | Up Next Toowoomba & Gold Coast

29th February 2024

We’re On The Road!


And just like that, the Flickerfest Tour 2024 is well underway! Thank you to our wonderful Griffith audiences, who were lucky to attend our Best of Australian Shorts last Friday!
With many more tour venues rolling out including Mullumbimby Perth, Coffs Harbour this weekend  and Toowoomba the Gold Coast and many more in the coming months, don’t miss Flickerfest in a town near you!




Join us at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall for a unique 3-day festival of short films! Celebrating  talented filmmakers and incredible storytelling from the world, across Australia and our Northern Rivers backyard. 

Thu 29th Feb, 7pm Opening drinks for 8.00 pm – Best of International Shorts 
Fri 1st Mar, 8.00 pm – Best of Australian Shorts
Sat 2
nd Mar– 2.00pm Free filmmaking panel- Jahvis Loveday and crew
Sat 2nd Mar, 4.00 pm – Byron All Shorts
Sat 2nd Mar, 8.00 pm – Short Laughs Comedy 

Celebrate with a pre-screening drink Thursday 29th Feb. Ticket includes complimentary drinks from Rosnay Organic WineGage Roads Brewing,Saba Premium Beverages, and Four Pillars Gin & sumptuous snacks before the films at 8 pm!

Then, take a trip around the world with the Best Of International Shorts programme. Amongst a host of international highlights enjoying their Australian premieres is the delightful Himalayan  short Last Days Of Summer and the stunning Spanish  short the The Masterpiece, awarded the prestigious jury prize at Flickerfest and Sundance.

Once again Flickerfest celebrates our local storytelling and culture in our Best of Australian Shorts programme. Highlights include Cold Water, starring industry legend Bruce Spence winner of best script at Flickerfest 2024; and Yeah The Boys enhanced by a stunning original soundtrack from the Avalanches, winner of Best Australian Short Film.

Further highlights fresh from Flickerfest Bondi include Local Northern Rivers shorts: Djalbuyan Nahra, written and directed by 4 time Flickerfest alumni and award winner Jahvis Loveday and Living With It by Lennox Head born and raised Mobina Rowhani. 

Saturday 2nd March 4pm, will celebrate more local talent at the 19th year of Byron All Shorts finalists programme, an incredible 13 Northern Rivers short films showcase the talent of our region’s creators.

At 8pm clever comedy also brings joy to the big screen with the Short Laughs Comedy programme. Don’t miss the delightful UK short Linda by comedian Joe Lycett, about a woman whose tall tales and colourful life seem too good to be true; and the highly humorous NZ film Good Luck, where it’s introduction to life is mandatory viewing.


2492772.jpgFlickerfest & iQ present a free Filmmaking Panel with Javhis Loveday and the cast & crew of local short film Djalbuyan Nahra.

Saturday 2nd March: 2-3 pm at Mullumbimby Civic Hall. Please join us for a special free Flickerfest/IQ Youth Filmmaking panel with festival director Bronwyn Kidd in conversation with director Jahvis Loveday and his crew as we go on a deep-dive behind the scenes into the making of their short film Djalbuyan Nahra, screening as a part of Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts

In this one-hour session, Jahvis and his cast and crew Dylan Lalor (DOP), Miro Salom (First AC), Nahra Loveday (Main actress) will share clips with the audience from their behind-the-scenes documentary short for Djalbuyan Nahra, and their journey from development to production.

The panel will also explore the Djalbuyan Nahra team’s experiences of making the film as a young team here in the Northern Rivers and the regionally’s challenges and positives of filmmaking. Free no registration required. 



Wednesday the 28th – Saturday 2nd March – join us at our new venueLuna Outdoor Cinema, Perth!

Catch over 30 incredible short films across 3 unforgettable day’s!

Dont miss our Best Of Australian Shorts programme highlighting emerging Australian filmmakers. Catch 6 outstanding WA films including, delightful family film, Raising Thunder by director Kaleb Mc Kenna, moving drama From Esperance To Fremantle by William Sebastian Turner, Noongar women Tace Stephens insightful short documentary To Be Silent, a chilling one-shot, gal pal horror Bad Vibrations produced by and starring Annabel Maclean, First Nations ghost story Featherfoot and the Ai thriller Fences, starring award-winning WA actor Meyne Wyatt and the legendary Colin Friels. 

Don’t miss out on the Best Of International Shorts programme, travel to Sweden with the hilarious comedy on political correctness The Film Might Be White and to UK with the moving drama My Week With Maisy, starring a tear-jerking performance from queen of the stage and screen Joanna Lumley.

Clever comedy also brings joy to the big screen with the Short Laughs Comedy programme! Catch the delightfully quirky Irish short Cantata about a man whose life is upended when his only means to communicate is song and the delightful UK short Linda by comedian Joe Lycett, about a woman whose tall tales and colorful life seem too good to be true.

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



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 programme 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 programme! 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.



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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