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Flickerfest tours great shorts in Murwillumbah

Murwilumbah dancer and star of 'The Battle' Kayah Guenther with Flickerfest director Bronwyn Kidd on the red carpet at the Sydney launch of Flickerfest.

Murwilumbah dancer and star of ‘The Battle’ Kayah Guenther with Flickerfest director Bronwyn Kidd on the red carpet at the Sydney launch of Flickerfest.

Celebrating 25 years of hot shorts, Flickerfest is Australia’s leading Academy® accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival, presenting A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world.

After its success last year, Flickerfest is excited to be bringing the National Tour to Murwillumbah for two nights this year, screening on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st January 2016 at 8pm.

Showcasing the Best of Australian Shorts films and the Short Laughs Comedy programme from Australia, each handpicked from the festival’s 2300 entries.

The Flickerfest programme’s present an entertaining, inspiring and award-winning range of shorts, giving local Flickerfest audiences the first look at the hottest short films in the world today.

The Flickerfest 2016 tour to Murwillumbah will screen the Best of Australian Shorts programme (Sat 30 Jan), with a diverse range of stories from across Australia that celebrate our unique identity and culture, all designed to bring some warmth to your heart.

Sunday the 30th brings in the popular comedy programme Short Laughs which will have you rocking in your seats with laughter. Come along and enjoy some of the finest and funniest films you’ll see this year.

Specially screening for Murwillumbah on Saturday January, The Battle, a locally produced short documentary starring local performer Kayah Guenther will screen to its home audience.

This is a powerful short film about a young artist struggling to find his place in the world.

The moving and dramatic The Trophy Thief follows Ben, a young soccer player who believes that winning his team’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) trophy will solve his family problems. But when he misses out on the award to his friend Mike who can barely kick a ball, he takes matters into his own hands.

Get your fix of puppet animation with the brilliant 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 Towns top detective. Starring the voices of David Collins (Umbilical Brothers), Nick Boshier (Bondi Hipsters) and Zoe Carides.

On Sunday 31st January, get ready for a barrel of laughs with the hilarious Satan Has A Bushy Tail, a wickedly fun, charming buddy comedy about grandparents, bereavements and a demonic squirrel.

Laugh yourself silly with a situation we can all empathise with in Apprentice of the Year. When a builder takes advantage of his apprentice, he finds out the hard way to never underestimate anyone.

Plus as a special treat from local filmmakers, we bring you the The Plover, a delightful and clever animation. It is 1977 in the suburbs. Henry Arthur Henry is a pasty freckled ginger who wants the most awesome t-shirt on the planet and to jump on Angie Primarano’s trampoline. The only thing stopping him is the plover that lives in the spare block between his house and Angie Primarano’s trampoline.

Flickerfest 2016 will screen at the Regent Cinema, Murwillumbah Saturday January 30 at 8pm and Sunday the 31st also at 8pm – cost is $15 / $12 conc.

Ring (02) 6672 8265 of visit http://www.cinemaregent.com/special-events.html for more info.

www.flickerfest.com.au/tour


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