Flickerfest : Best of Australian Shorts : 2024 Tour

Flickerfest 33rd International Short Film Festival

Flickerfest : Best of Australian Shorts : 2024 Tour

Flickerfest 33rd International Short Film Festival

Film Screening :
Saturday 13 July 2024 @ 8:00pm
Doors & Cafe from 7:00pm | Screening from 8:00pm

Flickerfest, celebrating 33 years bringing you the Best of Australian Shorts. ‘Everyone’s Invited!’

Celebrating its 33rd year, Flickerfest, Australia’s only Academy® Award and BAFTA qualifying short film festival, and the country’s largest Australian & International short film competition, screens the best of shorts from Australia and the world, selected from 3,400 entries; ensuring the presentation of A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world.

Flickerfest screens for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach in January, with selected highlights of the most entertaining and innovative short films from Australia & around the world touring the country on a 40 venue national tour from Feb – Oct 2024.  

Flickerfest returns with this annual one-off chance to see the Best of Australian Shorts programme officially selected for Flickerfest National Tour, before these films continue their journey around the world.

Single Session :
General Admission $18
Concession $15 (+BF)

General Admission $32
Concession $27 (+BF)

Best of Australian Shorts : 2024 Tour

Screening: On Tour | Running Time: 123 min | Classification: Under 15yrs to be w/adult

Darwin Story

Lee returns to Darwin from London when her mum is taken ill. After a chance encounter, there’s an opportunity to reflect on the past, but is she ready to think differently about the beautiful place she calls home?
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE | Director: Natasha Tonkin | Writer: Natasha Tonkin | Producer: Yeshen Venema, Eero Heinonen | Runtime: 9min | Year: 2023 | Country: Australia

Good Grief

Brandon is visited by his recently deceased girlfriend and discovers that haunting can have its advantages. Brandon and his sheet ghost girlfriend dive into domestic bliss and Brandon’s life improves with the unconditional support of his sheet ghost love. But ghosts become stuck in the In-Between for a reason and while Brandon thinks that his sheet ghost bae’s remaining duty is to lift him up, this sheet ghost honey has other ideas about crossing over to the afterlife. WORLD PREMIERE | Director: Hamish Macgregor | Writer: Lewis Mullholland | Producer: Grace Sarah Quinn, Hamish Roderick Macgregor, Lewis Mullholland | Runtime: 14min | Year: 2023 | Country: Australia

Heart Throb

18 year old Gray is in love with his best friend Angelo, but his desire for social media stardom complicates things. WORLD PREMIERE | Director: Greta Nash | Writer: Greta Nash | Producer: Gillian Crosby, Gabrielle McLeod | Runtime: 15min | Year: 2023 | Country: Australia

Lean In

Moral-abiding feminist comedian, Rach, receives a massive blow after a show when she is rejected by the agent she was so hungry for. Rach’s brother Benny takes her out to his work Christmas drinks as a means to cheer her up. But in his world of sales bro’s Rach is pushed to see if she’s got the “tenacity” to survive in their world. Will she flip on her morals and throw her integrity to the wind to step up to their plate? WORLD PREMIERE | Director: Lucy Coleman | Writer: Lucy Coleman | Producer: Lucy Coleman, Lucy Hayes, Deanne Weir, Alice Willison, Kartanya Maynard | Runtime: 17min | Year: 2023 | Country: Australia


Two parents face an impossible choice when their family camping trip turns deadly. AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE | Director: Nick Russell | Writer: Nick Russell, Nick Musgrove | Producer: Nick Russell | Runtime: 5min | Year: 2023 | Country: Australia

Finding Home

Finding Home tells the extraordinary story of Yousef Mohammadi, who as a young Afghani boy was forced to flee from his home country to avoid the dangers of war. WORLD PREMIERE | Director: Lester Jones | Writer: Lester Jones | Runtime: 11min | Year: 2023 | Country: Australia

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

When 6 year old Wilfrid finds out that his 96 year old best friend Nancy has lost her memory, he sets out to see if he can get it back. A live-action adaptation of the classic children’s book by Mem Fox and illustrated by Julie Vivas, ‘Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge’ is a heartwarming story about memory loss and intergenerational connection, featuring celebrated actors Benita Collings (Play School) and Bruce Spence (Mad Max, Star Wars). AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE | Director: Hattie Archibald | Writer: Jacob Melamed | Producer: Caleb Irwin | Runtime: 15min | Year: 2023 | Country: Australia

Cold Water

Inspired by true events. Set in St Kilda, Australia, an elderly woman’s peaceful retirement is interrupted when her husband takes up a bizarre new hobby. Director: Jay Perry, Shaun Perry | Writer: Jay Perry, Shaun Perry | Producer: Brayden Alden | Runtime: 20min | Year: 2023 } Country: Australia

Yeah The Boys

Yeah the Boys follows six young Aussie men as they sink beers over an afternoon and well into the night. Emoting only through movement; lewd gestures, chokeholds, crowd surfs, and chugging shoeys, they somehow say everything without uttering a single word. Equal parts larrikin, brutal, and tender, this choreographic short film scored by The Avalanches is an observation of Australian masculine identity and our nation’s relationship with drinking culture. WORLD PREMIERE | Director: Stefan Hunt | Writer: Vanessa Marian Varghese | Producer: Alex Taussig | Runtime: 8min | Year: 2023 | Country: Australia


Bereft after the loss of her beloved Dad James, Frances misses the appointment to pick up his ashes. Through a bizarre posthumous prank, can James rectify his daughter’s habitual lateness, even after he’s gone? A darkly comedic story about grief, tough love, and the unexpected ways those who have passed continue to influence us. Director: Georgina Haig | Writer: Georgina Haig | Producer: Georgina Haig, Dean Francis, Daisy Betts-Miller, Charmaine Kuhn | Runtime: 13min | Year: 2023 | Country: Australia

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