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April 20, 2021

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Filmmakers Megan Donnelly, Sheldon Lieberman, Duncan James, David Lowe and Karena Wynn-Moylan (far right), with film festival makers Shane Rennie and Bronwyn Kidd at Flickerfest in Bangalow on Saturday.
Filmmakers Megan Donnelly, Sheldon Lieberman, Duncan James, David Lowe and Karena Wynn-Moylan (far right), with film festival makers Shane Rennie and Bronwyn Kidd at Flickerfest in Bangalow on Saturday. Photo Eve Jeffery

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Another huge success, the 24th outing for Flickerfest and the accompanying 10th edition of Byron All Shorts screened in Bangalow over the weekend.

This year’s theme ‘Short Films – Licensed To Thrill’ was spot-on, and the wonderful selection of the best Australia has to offer was a treat for filmgoers.

The highlight of the event was the screening of 19 of the best of local shorts from the northern rivers. Whittled down from 60 entries, the event celebrated the filmmaking talent of the region.

The winner of the Best Film was Sheldon Lieberman and Igor Coric’s Condom, a story about six-year-old Spike who finds a used condom, and the hilarity of his Dadda explaining about boys’ schmekels and girls’ knutzas, and exactly what a condom is for.

Other winners were People’s Choice Duncan James with Speak To Me, Emerging Talent Megan Donnelly with Leave Me, and Best Documentary David Lowe for Behind the Mask – Benny Zable speaks about his art.

Lowe also received a Special Mention by the Jury for his clip of the CSG anthem Gently Bentley featuring singer/songwriter/activist Luke Vassella, along with Filip Cargonja, Kuva Zakheim and Hilary Hladini Zakheim for the visually delicious A Day in Vrindavan and Karena Wynn-Moylan’s heart-rending Memories of Sarajevo.

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