Thursday Highlights: FlickerLab | Rainbow Shorts | Comedy | Friday Honours Survival Day!

25th January 2024



It’s Thursday and Day 5 at Flickerfest and we may have reached the midpoint of our festival, but there are still so many incredible films to experience that we can’t wait to share. 

It’s a huge day for filmmaker career development, as our popular FlickerLab presented by AFTRS returns for an all day journey from Shorts to features. From 10 am to 5pm we give a warm welcome to our AFTRS FlickerLab film industry expert panelists who come to meet and share their wisdom with our emerging filmmakers. Dive into a day of the creativity and business of content creation with Australian writers, directors, producers, actors, and industry experts!

At 6.30pm, join us for a celebration of LGBTQI+ stories from around the world in our Rainbow Shorts programme. Be the first to catch the World Premiere of outstanding short F**ked, which raises questions many of us secretly ask ourselves, by UK director Sara Harrak and admire extravagant performative actions from a group of queer activists who denounce the disastrous exploitation by the country’s largest coal mine in the Colombian short Flowers From Another Patio (Flores Del Otro Patio). This outstanding programme is curated by award-winning queer director Craig Boreham. Presented by the Star Observer.

At 9pm, experience incredible joy and a belly laugh under the stars with Short Laughs Comedy. Have your heart-warmed by charming Irish short Scrumpy by Wri/Dir/Prod Dan Holmwood and be the guest at a Turkish wedding day at Espace Venise in the hilarious story of unrequited love Fatih the Conqueror, by French/Turkish Wri/Dir Onur Yagiz. Presented by Time Out.

And don’t forget nothing rains on Flickerfest’s short film parade! If the clouds are bursting our indoor theatre is cosy and beckoning.

View today’s full programme and grab your tickets below!



This Survival day at 630pm First Nations films are celebrated and honoured on the big screen at Flickerfest. Join us toexperience an incredible collection of some of our country’s most creative Indigenous talent, both behind and in front of the camera at our Indigenous Spotlight Shorts

Highlights include the moving and personal story Djalbuyan Nahra by 3rd time Flickerfest Alumni: Jahvis Loveday, who takes a personal approach to his filmmaking in this family story of return and reconnection. Screening alongside is the fantastic short Marlu Man, from Broome where an aboriginal super hero redefines societies expectations and the stunning To Be Silent, where Noongar and Spinfex women and AFTRS graduate Tace Stevens stands firm for her identity. Plus, don’t miss the captivating Ngurrawaana from talented Wri/Dir/Prod. Kieran Satour where healing and country connect.

Come listen, meet and honour this next generation of First Nations filmmakers telling their stories. 


At 9pm, dive into a journey of love and laughs in bite-sized stories under the stars at Bondi Beach. Be delighted by our heart-warming LoveBites Shorts Showcase. Don’t miss the beautiful short Pineapple by Sydney director Sophie Saville, plus the World Premiere of Anima from French filmmakers Rebecca Obadia & Mimi Robert who have travelled to Flickerfest to introduce their film. ‘A young woman experiences love for the first time while overcoming her insecurities, her body relationship and people’s perceptions’ and the delightful The Prince’s Dilemma, where a young prince is longing for a prince of his own.


At 6.30pm, we invite you to travel across the European Union from the comfort of your cinema seat in our Best of EU Shorts Showcase, featuring films from Sweden, France, Ireland, Greece, The Netherlands and the Czech Republic! Don’t miss out on the unforgettable award-winning animation A Kind Of Testament from the talented Wri/Dir Stephen Vuillemin, delightful Irish Short Clodagh and the captivating Spanish thriller, The Masterpiece. Just a few of the highlights in this stunning programme of 9 EU shorts, all handpicked from Flickerfest’s international competition.

Presented by the EU Delegation to Australia.

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