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Flickerfest Lands In Tasmania from March 17 - 19

Flickerfest Lands In Tasmania from March 17 - 19

Celebrating its 20th birthday this year and remaining Australia’s only Academy Accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival Flickerfest roars around the country on it’s 30-venue national tour, heading south to Tasmania  for 3 days of the best of Australian and International Shorts.

With a glamorous opening night party in Hobart and screenings on Thursday 17th March and screenings continuing on Friday the 18th, Flickerfest will be hosting 2 sessions of short film highlights, pulled from over 1793 entries and distilled into the crème de la crème of local and global short filmmaking.

Across the International 1 Program screening on the 17th of March (opening night) enjoy the astonishing animation Babel – which challenges viewers with it’s ultra-realistic animation that recently won the award for Best Use of Digital Technology at Flickerfest 2011; and the winner for Best Short Film at Flickerfest 2011, the French screwball comedy ¿Donde Esta Kim Basinger? Our opening night screening also includes Stripped Bare, from Tasmanian filmmaker Lucien Simon which tells the tale of a street hustler who poses for a disturbed young artist’s new sculpture, but it soon becomes apparent he’s been lured into the studio for far darker designs! 

On Friday March 18th in Hobart and on Saturday the 19th March in Cygnet/Queenstown the screenings continue with Best Of Australian shorts programme which includes several award winning films: The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan which took home the award for Best Australian Film at Flickerfest in 2011 and JUST won the Oscar for Best Short Animated Film, the Flickerfest/IF Audience Award winning comedy When The Wind Changes; AFI Award winner and Flickerfest winner for Best Cinematography The Kiss and The Telegram Man starring Jack Thompson in his first ever short film alongside Sigrid Thornton and Gary Sweet.

Session Details & Ticket Prices:
Hobart- State cinema

Best Of International 1 – Thursday March 17th, 645pm- followed by opening party
Best Of Australian Shorts – (including Oscar winner “The Lost Thing”) Friday March 18th, 9pm

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While in Hobart, Festival Director Bronwyn Kidd will also be hosting a very special seminar. In conjunction with Wide Angle Tasmania we are pleased to present a workshop on short film marketing and distribution. Since 1998, the Flickerfest short film bureau has distributed Australian short films of all types and genres to television stations [broadcast, cable, pay per view and satellite] internet sites, airlines and theatres throughout the world, and are experts in the marketing and distribution of films and buyers across all platforms. The Flickerfest Hobart seminar will cover all aspects of marketing & distribution of short films, including Festival Strategy, Marketing Your Film, The Logistics Of Distribution.
Date: Friday 18th of March from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.
Location: Meeting Room, Salamanca Arts Centre
Cost: Free
Email:  or phone 6223 8344 to book a seat.
Additional Tasmania screenings

Cygnet 19th March- Best of Australian Shorts (including Oscar winner “The Lost Thing”)– Carmel Hall
Queenstown 19th March- Best Of Australian Shorts (including Oscar winner “The Lost Thing”)– Paragon Theatre

May The Shorts Be With You!