Every year the International Short Film Festival, Flickerfest, brings us the best short films minted in the previous year. The features, up to 20 minutes each in length, are strung together for a full feature length taster of the year’s finest films and toured around Australia’s independent cinemas. This year, it returns to the Palace Cinemas on James Street for just two nights on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 February.
There are so many contenders that Flickerfest has split their repertoire into two programmes: a feature of Australian films, and a feature or European films. Both will be screened at Palace Cinemas but only once each so make sure you book tickets to avoid missing out. Tickets to the Australian Shorts programme (available here) are $25 each, $20 for the European Shorts (available here), or $40 for a season pass to both (available here).
The Australian programme runs for 120 minutes and includes an eclectic mix of genres including the much lauded ‘Judas Collar’ and ‘Papercut’, which premiered at the Rainbow Umbrella Film Festival in London and Gracie Otto's directorial debut, Desert Dash. The European programme runs for 102 minutes, and covers the impending threat of AI in ‘Best Game Ever’ from Academy Award winner Kristof Deak, the refugee status of a goat in the Italian film ‘Magic Alps’, and a ballerina with a terrible secret in ‘Rise of a Star’ starring Catherine Deneuve.
What: Flickerfest Short Film Festival
When: 7pm, Thursday 21 (Australian shorts) and Friday 22 February (European shorts)
Where: Palace Cinemas James Street
Click here for all the festival details.
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