Flickerfest 2014 opens tomorrow night
This Friday 10 January 2014, the Official Flickerfest International Short Film Festival Opening Night Screening is set to be held at Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach.
Celebrating its 23rd year, Australia’s only Academy® Accredited and BAFTA recognised short film competition, Flickerfest, will be screening at the Bondi Pavilion from 10 January – 19 January, showcasing the best short films from Australia and around the world
Guests will be treated to the screening of a selection of festival highlights, featuring films from a variety of the festival’s programmes to give you a full introduction to the 2014 season.
Following the screening, Bondi Pavilion will host the official Opening Night Party, beachside and in celebration of Flickerfest’s 23rd Festival.
After once again receiving a record number of entries (over 2200!!), the selection committee have worked tirelessly across many months to select the very best 107 films in official competition at Flickerfest 2014. This year, Flickerfest’s official Academy® Accredited competition boasts an expanded programme of 59 Australian shorts in competition, 32 International, 10 documentary and 6 Greenflicks with the official competition including 19
world premieres and 65 Australian premieres.
Flickerfest Director Bronwyn Kidd, now celebrating her 17th festival with Flickerfest said, “Im thrilled to present this year’s programme once again made up of some of the most breathtakingly innovative and exciting short films and film makers the world has to offer and proud that Flickerfest continues to maintain its vision to present Australian audiences with one of the most highly competitive and respected short film festivals in our region of the world.”
To purchase tickets or to view the full FLiCKERFEST programmer, head to the brand new FLiCKERFEST website – www.flickerfest.com.au
OPENING NIGHT FILMS:
Today’s The Day:
Standing up against the inner voice that spreads doubt into what we believe in most our dreams. Starring Danny DeVito.
Director: Daniel 'Cloud' Campos
Writer: Daniel 'Cloud' Campos & Tamara Levinson
Producer: Tova Dann & Spenser Susser
Running Time: 13 min
Carolyn, a young Australian backpacker, travels to Buenos Aries where she discovers not only the wonders of the Tango but also the vital importance of the right underwear! Starring Emma Booth.
Director: Miranda Edmonds & Khrob Edmonds
Writer: John Collee
Producer: Tania Chambers, Stephen Van Mil & Miranda Edmonds
Running Time: 13:40 min
A young photographer and his assistant suggest to Tibetan nomads to take their picture. Against diverse and more or less exotic backgrounds, families appear to the photographer. Through these shots, the photographer will weave unique links with each of the various villagers.
Director: Hu Wei
Writer: Hu Wei
Producer: AMA Productions
Running Time: 16 min
Country: France / China
May 10th, 1942: a relatively minor event on the brink of world history, which, had it not really happened, would certainly be worth of being dreamt up. All of Yugoslavia is occupied by Nazi-Germany. Nikola, a young Serbian projectionist, has had more than enough. Instead of emulating his violent Partisan friends, Nikola decides to teach the Germans a lesson all by himself. His weapon of choice: The Great Dictator‘ by Charlie Chaplin. His target: a cinema for German soldiers right in the heart of Serbia. What happens there, Nikola couldn’t possibly have imagined in his wildest dreams.
Running Time: 23 min