Flickerfest and iQ Inc will celebrate 27 years in the Northern Rivers in 2024, kicking off their three-day festival of short films at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall, running from Thursday, February 29 to Saturday, March 2.
Organisers say, ‘Four incredible programs of short films will be rolling out on the big screen across the weekend, including stunning local highlights’.
More than 40 handpicked short films have been chosen from a record 3,400 entries, say organisers.
Four Northern Rivers films were selected from Flickerfest’s Oscar qualifying festival competition.
One of the featured films is Duwarra Wujura, which is directed by Eltham-based animator, Brett D McKee.
Duwarra Wujura is described as ‘An ancient story written for the screen by Yanyuwa elder, Dinah Norman a-Marrngawi, from Booroloola’.
‘Now in her 90s, Aunty Dinah is old enough to remember the “old ways”
of her ancestors. Wishing to share her love of culture, she has translated this story for the screen, creating a stun- ning, finely crafted animation from a story passed down the generations for hundreds of years’.
Another highlight is the film, Djalbuyan Nahra.
Written and directed by four-time Flickerfest alumni and award-winner, Jahvis Loveday, the film explores his real-life story which blends his own and his little sister Nahra’s experience, touching on the impacts of being taken away from Country, home, people, and culture and the power of reconnection.
For more information visit www.iQ.org.au.