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Best of Australian Shorts – 2023 Tour Newcasltle

This programme is a specially curated selection of highlights from Flickerfest’s Australian Academy® Qualifying competition programmes in Bondi 2023.

Flickerfest, celebrating 32 years bringing you the Best of Australian Shorts.
‘It’s Great Short Films, It’s On Tour, It’s The Vibe’!

*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.

Download: Best of Australian Shorts Tour Newcastle programme
View: Best of Australian Shorts Tour Newcastle sizzle reel

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

  • Married At First Fleet

    Married at First Fleet follows a modern day 18th Century couple. Individuals matched together according to their common interests, attractiveness and lack of diseases.

  • Sticky Beak

    When a missing dog flyer shoots under her door, Maude, the neighbourhood’s serial sticky beak may be the only one who can figure it out.

  • The Overthrow

    One sweaty Australian summer, two girls roller skate across the outback from Sydney to Parliament House in an emission-less climate change protest that tests more than their friendship.

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  • Mud Crab

    Reflecting on her culpability, a woman recounts the traumatising assault she witnesses of a young man in a small Australian coastal town.

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  • Butter: A Love Story

    Butter is a film about love, obsession, and finding purpose no matter the cost. At its heart, it is a twisted, yet tender love story, between a lonely woman and the greatest food of all: butter.

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  • Katele (Mudskipper)

    Martha, a Torres Strait Islander woman works tirelessly in a laundromat loading machines and folding washing, ready for the collection of her boss. When a mysterious visitor arrives, Martha is reminded of the life she has left behind.

  • Teacups

    For almost half a century, Don Ritchie would approach people contemplating suicide at the edge of a cliff, 100ft from his home. Teacups explores Don’s (voiced by Hugo Weaving) surreal interactions with hundreds of suicidal individuals and his journey to reconcile the suicide of his best friend.

  • Wonder Down Under

    Barb Barrett is a superhero. Or, at least she used to be. Now she must overcome her toughest challenge yet and rejoin the workforce in her fifties.