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Best Of Australian Shorts – 2016 Tour

This programme is a specially curated selection of highlights from Flickerfest’s 6 Australian Academy Award® accredited competition programmes in Bondi 2016.

Flickerfest ‘Celebrating 25 years of Hot Shorts’, brings you the Best of Australian short films!

Screening at 50+ venues nationally!

Check on our Tour Info page for your local venue contacts & info.
*Times & Prices may change, please check with the venue.

PROGRAMME NOTES: Included Award Winners, Local Additional Films & Replaced Films
Slingshot will screen at start of Best Of Australian (where Comedy is not playing)

The Meek will replace ‘Detectives Of Noir Town’ (in QLD only)

Karroyul will screen at start of Best Of Australian (in all WA venues) except Kununurra where ‘Maap Mordak‘ will screen at the start

The Lake‘ will screen at start of Best Of Australian (in Newcastle)

The Lake‘ will screen after The Trophy Thief in Best Of Australian (in Dungog)

First & Second‘ will screen at start of Best Of Australian (in Mackay)

The Orchestra will replace ‘Detectives Of Noir Town’ (in Bendigo & Adelaide only)

What We Know will screen after The Trophy Thief in Best Of Australian (in Adelaide)

Je Suis Un Crayon (I Am A Pencil) will screen at the start of Best Of Australian Shorts (in Canberra)

Foal will replace ‘Trophy Thief’ (in Canberra)

Screening: 2016 Tour | Running Time: 106 min | Classification: under 15yrs to be w/adult

  • The Detectives of Noir Town

    In a town where people and puppets walk the streets, a puppet detective is on the case of his missing uncle. Though he has competition from every man, woman and dummy wanting to be named Noir Town’s top detective. Starring David Collins (The Umbilical Brothers), Nick Boshier (Bondi Hipsters), Zoe Carides


  • Flat Daddy

    Life-size cut-outs of soldiers away in combat are used by military families to cope with their loved one’s absence. When Kate has one printed for her young daughter, she and Cindy quickly ascribe their emotional attachment to the image, but their ‘Flat Daddy’ creates more emotional upheaval than comfort.

    Stars Kat Stewart and Kathryn Beck


  • Lazy Boy

    When Ray brings home a new purchase, his pregnant girlfriend is not impressed. Banished to the garage he soon realizes the old La-Z-Boy recliner he bought is in fact a one-minute time machine. Will Ray learn from his mistakes or is he destined to repeat them forever?


  • Home

    Home, is missing planes and sinking boats; a eulogy for all those whose bones only made it as far as the arms of mother ocean.


  • Gecko

    Barry is packing up to leave Lismore when his oddball neighbour Nicole invites herself in, and the evening takes an unexpected, romantic turn. One year later, where does life find them? Starring Tiriel Mora


  • Ernie Biscuit

    The clayography of a lonely Deaf Parisian Taxidermist whose life is turned upside down and back to front when a dead pigeon arrives on his doorstep.

  • The Trophy Thief

    Ben is a young soccer player who believes that winning his team’s MVP trophy will solve his family problems. When he misses out on the award, he takes matters into his own hands.

  • Imagination Game

    A man plays an imagination game with his grandson and discovers a shocking secret.


  • Nan And A Whole Lot Of Trouble

    Nan, of Aboriginal and Irish descent, keeps a photo album of dead family members. Younger sister Min believes this morbid European tradition is culturally inappropriate. Told with warmth and humour, this short film tackles cultural taboos.