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June 25, 2024

Flickerfest becomes a fundraiser at Bangalow

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Byron All Shorts winner Guz Gozee with cast and crew from ‘The Rise’ at Bangalow on the weekend. Photo supplied.

Following the floods, and delayed by COVID, Flickerfest relocated from Mullumbimby to Bangalow on the weekend. This year the event was a fundraiser for the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre and Koori Mail flood recovery services.

Short films in the main part of the festival were selected from 3,200 entries, which have screened in Bondi and are now touring to fifty venues across the country.

Flickerfest organisers Bronwyn Kidd and Shane Rennie said a highlight of the screenings at Bangalow’s A&I Hall was the 17th year of Byron All Shorts, celebrating the best of Northern Rivers short films. This year there were 12 local finalists chosen from 50 entries. The filmmakers were present to introduce their films to an enthusiastic crowd.

The 2022 jury included acclaimed local film practitioners such as Nell Schofield, Ben Gilmour and Deb Cox.

Film-maker Guz Goozee with his awards. Photo supplied.

The jury award for best short film and the audience award went to ‘The Rise’ (writer/director/producer Gus Goozee).

Tomas Lynch took out the jury award for emerging talent.

Special mention went to ‘Tribe’ (writer/director Simon Adams).

Jury special mention went to writer/director/producer Nicole Sullivan for ‘Jasmin’.

The jury award for best high school short went to ‘The Rock Pool Waltz’ from writer/director/producer Marlon Denning.

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