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.

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

of BOTH SESSIONS : 
General Admission $32
(+BF)
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

Favourites

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

Ashes

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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Film Screening :
Friday 12 July 2024 @ 8:00pm
Doors & Cafe from 7:00pm | Screening from 8:00pm

Flickerfest, celebrating 33 years bringing you the Best of International 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.  

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

of BOTH SESSIONS : 
General Admission $32
(+BF)
Concession $27 (+BF)



Best of International Shorts : 2024 Tour

Screening: On Tour | Running Time: 120 min | Classification: Under 15yrs to be w/adult

On The 8th Day

It took 7 days to create the world, it only took one to disrupt its balance.
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE | Director: Agathe Sénéchal, Alicia Massez, Elise Debruyne, Flavie Carin, Théo Duhautois | Writer: Agathe Sénéchal, Alicia Massez, Elise Debruyne, Flavie Carin, Théo Duhautois | Producer: Carlos De Carvalho | Runtime: 8min | Year: 2023 | Country: France

Clodagh

A lonely priest’s housekeeper encounters a young Irish girl of exceptional promise. AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE | Director: Portia A. Buckley | Writer: Michael Lindley | Producer: Serena Armitage, Michael Lindley | Runtime: 17min | Year: 2023 | Country: Ireland

Stella

Stella is out for a special date with her husband Stanley, whose health and mind are failing. She yearns for connection, capturing brief moments of lucidity before he slips away, again.  One final dance recalls memories of their first, and Stella accepts that their life together is ending. AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE | Director: Alison Titulaer | Writer: Alison Titulaer | Producer: Emma Mortimer | Runtime: 14min | Year: 2023 | Country: New Zealand

The Masterpiece

Leo and Diana, a rich couple, bring a broken TV to a recycle point. They meet Salif and his son, two scrap dealers. Diana asks them to come to their house to get more objects. Once there, Leo looks at them collecting objects with mistrust, until they see the scrap dealers have something they want. WORLD PREMIERE | Director: Àlex Lora | Writer: Lluis Quilez, Alfonso Amador | Producer: Sandra Trave, Lluis Quilez | Runtime: 20min | Year: 2023 | Country: Spain

A Day In The Life Of A Female Frame

While a large painting of a naked woman is being transported from the studio to the exhibition, she seems to fall victim to a harsh and masculine outside world. AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE | Director: Ilke Paddenburg | Writer: Ilke Paddenburg | Producer: Rachel van Bommel, Ivo Siebum, Hanna van Vliet, Hannah van Helden, Hannah Schwarz | Runtime: 7min | Year: 2023 | Country: Netherlands

My Name is Edgar and I Have a Cow

Edgar’s ordinary life is disrupted by a newborn calf he sees on a tourist trip to a slaughterhouse. AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE | Director: Filip DIVIAK | Producer: Bara Prikaska, Zuzana Mistrikova | Runtime: 8min | Year: 2023 | Country: Czech Republic

My Week With Maisy

Mrs Foster, a retired, middle-class Daily Mail reader, whose cup is half empty, is starting chemotherapy and is understandably anxious. The last thing she needs is to have to share the treatment room with a ‘know-it-all child’ who wants to grow up to be a lesbian. But through their unexpected friendship, Maisy gives Mrs Foster much more than just a glimmer of hope. WORLD PREMIERE | Director: Mika Simmons | Writer: Mark Oxtoby | Producer: Georgina French | Runtime: 18min| Year: 2023 | Country: United Kingdom

Last Days Of Summer

A recurring mysterious sound from mountains in the Himalaya is heard only by two curious young shepherds. Unable to convince the villagers of the scary nature of such sound, they journey into the unknown to unravel the mystery. AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE | Director: Stenzin Tankong | Writer: Stenzin Tankong, Jigmet Wangchuk | Producer: Flore Cavigneaux, Jérôme Blesson, Stenzin Tankong, Urgain Phuntsog | Runtime: 14min | Year: 2023 | Country: India

The Film Might Be White

A final feedback meeting is being held before the release of an art school’s new commercial. Everyone is happy, but then a thought arises as to whether the commercial can be perceived as too white. The meeting suddenly escalates into a debate about how it happened, if it can be solved, and above all – whose fault it is. AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE | Director: Sebastian Johansson Micci | Writer: Sebastian Johansson Micci, Manne Indahl | Producer: Manne Indahl, Sebastian Johansson Micci | Runtime: 14min | Year: 2023 | Country: Sweden

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