Flickerfest national tour continues

17 February, 2010 by IF

Press release from Flickerfest

The Flickerfest National Tour takes in 5 venues in 5 days this week, taking in NSW: Kempsey on Wednesday & Thursday, Sawtell Friday & Saturday, Noosa & Nambour in Queensland on Friday & Gunnedah back in NSW on Sunday night!


As Australia’s premier and only Academy® accredited International Short Film Festival, Flickerfest received over 1600 entries in 2010 with only 97 films chosen for the final competition. The films on the tour are the pick of the crop– all united by their excellence within the short film genre and representing the freshest trends in global cinema – home delivered!

Mid North Coast
Kempsey & Sawtell screenings:
Kempsey: Bandbox Cinema, Opening Wed 17 Feb – Thurs 18 Feb
Sawtell: First Avenue Cinema, Opening Fri 19 Feb – Sat 20 Feb

Celebrating 10 years of bringing the best short film from around the world to the midnorth coast, Flickerfest opens at the Bandbox Cinema in Kempsey on Wed 17th and Thurs 18th, and the First Avenue Cinema in Sawtell the next night on Friday 19th and Sat 20th February with opening night parties at both venues, next week’s screenings in the Macleay Valley showcase the incredible Flickerfest International 1 and 2 Programmes on beautiful 35mm film. International 1 Programme highlights include: The Clearing (Flickerfest Australian Premiere) starring Damian Walshe-Howling of Underbelly fame and fantastic The Six Dollar Fifty Man (NZ), winner of the Coopers Award for Best Short Film at Flickerfest 2010 which just won the prestigious Shorts International Prize at Sundance Film Festival. Flickerfest is Australia’s premier Academy® accredited short film festival, meaning this film is now eligible for nomination for an Oscar. The International 2 Programme continues to delight audiences across Australia with highlights of the programme including the film-in film short piece Citizen vs Kane (France) and Australian winner of the Yoram Gross Award for Best Animation (Flickerfest 2010) The Cat Piano.

Regional Queensland
Noosa & Nambour Screenings:
Civic Centre Nambour, Fri 19 Feb
The J Noosa, Fri 19 Feb
Screening in Noosa and Nambour on Friday the 19th of February is the exciting Best of Australian Shorts Programme. Can’t make it all the way to LA for the Oscars this year? Then catch Miracle Fish, winner of this year’s Movie Extra Special Jury Award at Flickerfest, which has just been nominated for the Best Live Action Short Film Oscar at the 2010 Academy Awards! Other highlights of this programme are Franswa Sharl, winner of the IF Media Award for Most Popular Film at Flickerfest 2010 which premiered at Flickerfest and is currently playing at the Berlinale International Film Festival; and Celestial Avenue, winner of the Flickerfest Madman Award for Best Australian Short Film.

Flickerfest is proud to also be showcasing two fantastic Queensland produced short films that featured in the festival’s Australian Competition: War Paint directed by Heather Phillips, and Seersucker from director Mairi Cameron, with both films screening alongside the International Programmes.

New England
Gunnedah Screening:
The Civic Theatre, Sun 21 Feb
Featuring a selection of multi-award winning International shorts including no less than six Australian Premieres, the International 3 programme highlights another of Bill Plympton’s famed ‘Dog’ series Horn Dog as well as the hilariously dark executive parking comedy from Spain: Parking. Also screening is saucy Aphrodite’s Farm from NZ, Bruce Lee plastic toy-story The Little Dragon (France) and the award winning short After Tomorrow (UK).

For programme details see http://www.flickerfest.com.au/Tour_Dates.aspx