Flickerfest in Tasmania
Flickerfest in Tasmania

Flickerfest in Tasmania

Flickerfest, Australia's only Academy (R) accredited short film festival, celebrates its 21st birthday by touring to Hobart and Cygnet in March 2012.

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This year Flickerfest received 2200 entries and 43 of the most innovative and creative highlights have been chosen for the tour. The program spans two nights, one showcasing Austalian talent and the other presenting an international program. 


The Best of Australian night program:

  • Fish & Chips   When 10 year old Pauline Hanson goes on Chef of the Universe to cook against culinary geniuses, barry, Kim and Vlad, she breaks the rules and turns the world upside down. WORLD PREMIERE 
  • After the Credits   We've seen it before - boy meets girl, boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back, and they live happily ever after. Until the credits roll. And AFTER that, it's a completely different story. 2011 Winner of Best Comedy Los Angles International Short Film Festival
  • Crosshairs   Beau and Jamie, two brothers from a rural Western Australia town are caught poaching a lamb from a neighbouring property. When Beau refuses to go quietly, his younger brother becomes a pawn in a violent showdown.
  • Nullabor  2011 Best Animation Short Film MIFF, Special Jury Award Palm Springs International ShortFest 2011
  • The Op Shop   It came in a box. Just a strange donation that three women at an op shop were determined to sell for $3.50. But then... and then again... and once more... they unlock the mystery.
  • Two Laps   Two friends, One race. Two laps. No prisoners.
  • From Here   This film explores the reality of facing death during the final conversation between a young man and his grandmother.
  • Cockatoo   FlickerFest 2012 Best Original Screenplay
  • Paris Lakes   The new suburb of Paris Lakes is an oasis in the endless sprawl between city and country.  Put your roots down there and you'll stay forever.
  • Bear by Nash Edgerton which won Flickerfest's Best Direction award and was shortlisted at Cannes
  • Julian which won the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival last week
The Best of International Shorts program:
  • Music for One X-mas & Six Drummers   (Sweden) Australian Premiere
  • The Boy in a Bubble   (Ireland) Don Quijote Award Best Film at Galway
  • Raju (Germany) which was nominated for this year's Student Academy (R) Awards
  • Casus Belli  (Greece) Jury Award for Best Film at Leiden
  • Ebony Society (New Zealand) which won the Flickerfest ING Direct award for best Short Film 2012
  • Je Pourrais Etre Votre Grandmere (If I Could Be Your Grandmother) (France) Golden Bear at Ebensee
  • The Palace  (Cyprus and Australia)  Dendy Award for Best Short at Sydney
  • Opasatica  (Canada) Jury Prize at Sundance. Australian premiere
  • Brick Novax's Diary (USA) which won Best Short Film at Sundance

Where: State Cinema Hobart

When: Thursday 15 March 2012, 6:45 pm - Best of International Program

            Friday 16 March 2012, 9:00 pm - Best of Australian Program

Cost: $16 / $14 Conc /$12 Seniors and children

More information: www.statecinema.com.au


Where: Cygnet Town Hall Supper Room

When: Friday 16 March 2012, 7:30 pm - Best of Australian Program

           Saturday 17 March 2012, 7:30 pm - Best of International Program

Cost: $12 / $10 Conc

More information: flickerfest.cygnet@gmail.com 


Flickerfest Director, Bronwyn Kidd, is presenting a marketing and distribution seminar for Wide Angle Tasmania on Friday, 16 March 2012 at 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm in the Salamanca Arts Centre Meeting Room. It's free! RSVP to info@wideangle.org.au.


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