A short film shot on location in Tullera, Lismore and Wardell and produced by a Lennox Head resident is one of the highlights in Australia’s biggest short-film festival, Flickerfest, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
The film Nan And A Whole Lot Of Trouble was produced by north coast local Lois Randall and directed by award winning indigenous director Dena Curtis.
It will have its world premiere at Flickerfest Sydney in the Academy Accredited Australian competition and its northern rivers premiere at Flickerfest when it tours Mullumbimby later this month.
Flickerfest is the country’s largest international short-film competition and screens for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach this month.
Over the next five months, a selection of highlights of the film festival will tour Australia and screen at more than 50 venues, with Byron shire being the first stop on January 22-24.
The Flickerfest 2016 tour will take place at the new home of Mullum Civic Hall, screening a smorgasboard of the world’s and Australia’s best shorts over one big weekend handpicked from a record 24,00 entries.
It’s Flickerfest’s 18th year in the northern rivers.
A catered opening night on Friday, January 22, will be followed by the Best Of International Shorts.
Saturday kicks off with the Byron All Shorts local film makers finalists screening, showcasing the best from the region and afterwards, the Best Of Australian Shorts light up the screen.
On the Sunday night (24 January) the festival’s global Short Laughs Comedy program highlights handpicked comedy shorts from across the festival.
Flickerfest director Bronwyn Kidd and tour manager Shane Rennie, both Mullumbimby locals, say they are thrilled to be bringing the festival home to their own town.
Highlights this year include a locally produced comedy film, Nan And A Whole Lot Of Trouble.
Shot in Tullera, Lismore and Wardell, the film was produced by Lennox Head resident Lois Randall and directed by award winning indigenous director Dena Curtis.
It will have its world premiere at Flickerfest Sydney in the Academy Accredited Australian competition and its Northern Rivers premiere at Flickerfest on tour.
Organisers say local film buffs should not ’miss this one-off chance to see this and other amazing shorts before they continue their journey around the world; curated from the Flickerfest competition screenings at Bondi; expect to experience the best in short filmmaking Australia & the world has on offer.’
Watch the Flickerfest 2016 Tour Trailer: vimeo.com/flickerfest/flickerfest2016tourtrailer
Visit: www.iQ.org.au for program, info and tickets (also available at door).
Flickerfest Mullum is a fundraiser for the Island Quarry Arts and Eco Reserve.