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May 21, 2022

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A final reminder not to miss Flickerfest at Bangalow A&I Hall this weekend, starting with a grand launch party tonight.

Highlights across the shorts-packed weekend include Swimsuit 46 from Belgium, winner of the Special Jury prize at Cannes 2011, Sundance winner Brick Novax’s Diary and Steve from the UK, a humorous story of two neighbours, starring Colin Firth and Keira Knightly.

Alongside their inspiring and entertaining international programs Flickerfest will also present a Best Of Australian shorts selection, providing a platform that showcases our amazing Australian filmmaking talents. They include the hilarious Fish & Chips, a story about a young Pauline Hansen who goes on Chef Of The Universe to cook against Barry, Kim & Vlad; AACTA-nominated animation Nullarbor and the moving WA drama Crosshairs.

All of these remarkable films will be screening across the weekend together with the fourth annual iQ Byron All Shorts 2012 – Northern Rivers Short Film Competition Final.

A Season Pass is just $40/35 and session passes are anywhere from $12 to $20 depending on concession and the session. 20-22 January with tix at the door at Bangalow A&I Hall; or Mullum Bookstore (no BF), Barebones Bangalow (no BF), Byron Music (+BF), All Music & Vision +BF (Lismore and Ballina).

For more info on all films screening across the weekend and ticket prices please go to: www.iQ.org.au, phone 02 6684 5577 or email [email protected].


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