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Best Of Australian Shorts – 2021 Tour Murwillumbah

This programme is a specially curated selection of highlights from Flickerfest’s Australian Academy® Qualifying competition programmes in Bondi 2021.

Flickerfest, celebrating 30 years bringing you the Best of Australian Shorts ‘Great Short Film Never Dies’!

*This programme contains mature themes & is not recommended for children under 15.
Classification: Children under 15yrs must be accompanied by an adult.
*Times & Prices may change, please check with the venue.

Best of Australian Shorts – Added local highlights for Murwillumbah:
Northern NSW films selected for Flickerfest Murwillumbah included are:
The intimate and moving drama‘This River’ shot in Lismore by locally grown director Naomi Fryer, awarded Best Direction at Flickerfest Bondi, & the beautiful Indigenous short Bama’ shot locally on the Gold Coast and directed by Jahvis Loveday who was awarded the Byron All Shorts Jury Award for Best Short Film and the audience award at the recent Flickerfest Mullumbimby Tour screening.

Download: Best Of Australian Shorts 2021 tour Murwillumbah programme

View: Best of Australian Shorts promo reel – Murwillumbah

Screening: On Tour | Running Time: 104 min | Classification: under 15yrs to be w/adult

  • Roborovski

    Roborovski follows an eponymous thimble sized hamster, who spends his days in Marvin’s Pet Shop, hoping to find a family.  However, when he is constantly overlooked by the people and animals around him, his seething resentment and intense jealousy soon takes hold and the murderous side of little Roborovski is released

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  • The End, The Beginning

    In the picture-book town of Collector, a young girl and her gang of rogue environmentalists are trying to save the planet as the world goes into lockdown. The main target of the rebellion? The girl’s very own father.

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  • Sparkles

    A 30-something-year-old Down Syndrome woman leaves her past behind, and runs away from a small country town, heading towards the city.  Along her journey, she makes an unlikely friendship with a Drag Queen from the Outback, teaching us all not to be afraid to celebrate who we are.


  • This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us

    Two rival pickpockets clash in an increasingly risky game of cat-&-mouse.

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  • System Error

    Every day, George works his job at a dingy convenience store, desperately hoping for a friend – but George is also an immobile robotic service unit, and immobile service units do not have friends.  Not yet anyway.

  • The Exit Plan

    In an overpopulated future, an elderly woman is visited by a young government official to ensure she is complying with the government’s new “Exit Plan” policy, but, when he interrogates her further he soon realizes she has her own ‘plan’ for him.

  • Wirun

    A young Indigenous girl must dig deep to own her performance of a Shakespearean sonnet for her high school drama class.

  • This River

    During an Australian 1990’s summer, Jacquie celebrates graduating high school with her friends and family.  But when a boy she likes breaks her trust at a party, it shatters her sense of self.  As Jacquie begins her process of healing, she connects with loved ones and natures, finding the strength to move on.

  • Bama

    After the first day of private school in the city, a young aboriginal boy reflects on his fear of losing the magic of family and community after being so far away from them.

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