Filmmakers across the country are salivating at the prospect of seeing their work on the big screen as Flickerfest celebrates 25 years of Australian shorts.
Australia’s leading Academy® Award accredited and BAFTA-recognised short film festival, and the country’s largest Australian and international short film competition, Flickerfest will screen the best of shorts from Australia and around the globe with an A-list short film programme.
Flickerfest is also celebrating 18 years in the Northern Rivers region in 2016 with this year’s tour screening at a new home at the Mullum Civic Hall. A smorgasboard of the best shorts handpicked from a record 2400 entries will screen over one big weekend.
Flickerfest screens for 10 days at Bondi Beach from January 8–17 with selected highlights the most entertaining and innovative short films from around the world touring Australia on a 50 plus venue national tour from January to May, with the Byron shire being the first stop.
Mullumbimby residents Flickerfest director Bronwyn Kidd and Flickerfest Production and Tour manager Shane Rennie are thrilled to be bringing the festival home to their own town and look forward to sharing some incredible festival highlights with their local region.
Flickerfest and Byron All Shorts runs from January 22 to 24 with a glam catered opening night party followed by the Best Of International Shorts on the Friday night.
Saturday afternoon kicks off with our Byron All Shorts local filmmakers finalists screening showcasing the best from our region, and Saturday night our Best Of Australian Shorts light up the screen. Sunday night catch the Byron All Shorts awards then, sit back and enjoy the global Short Laughs Comedy programme, comedy highlights handpicked from Flickerfest.
Flickerfest Mullum is a fundraiser for the Island Quarry Arts and Eco Reserve – visit: www.iQ.org.au for full programme, info and tickets (also avail at door).