FLICKERFEST 2017 The home of great short film


FLICKERFEST returns to Camelot Outdoor next week, celebrating 26 years of “the home of great short film”.

Australia’s leading Academy Accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival will hit Perth on Thursday, March 2 as part of its national tour, showcasing the Best of Australian Shorts, Best of International 1, Best of International 2 and Short Laughs Comedy programmes over four fabulous nights.

The films – hand-picked from the festival’s 2400 entries – include two shorts from Western Australia’s brightest emerging filmmakers, the quirky Adult School by director Renee Rutgrink, screening in the Best of Australian Shorts programme, and the beautifully styled Sol Bunker by director Nathan Mewett, featured in the Best of International 1 programme.

Also featuring in the Best of Australian Shorts programme is the winner of the Flickerfest 2017 Yoram Gross Award for Best Animation Fish With Legs, voiced by Frank Woodley and Barry Otto, and Messiah, a playful collision of cultures in the Australian wilderness, written and directed by AFI Award-winning actor Damian Walshe-Howling (best known for his role as Andrew “Benji” Veniamin in the Australian underworld drama, Underbelly) and starring Australian screen icon David Gulpilil.

The Best of International 1 and 2 programme brings a selection of film gems from Flickerfest’s Academy Accredited Sydney competition, including the Oscar nominated Timecode from Spain, along with the adorable animation Garden Party from France.

The Short Laughs Comedy programme showcases the most side-splitting shorts to come from Australia and across the world, including oddball comedy Twinsburg from the USA, shining the spotlight on the midwestern town where thousands convene for the world’s largest gathering of twins, and The Record: World’s Largest Family, co-written and starring Triple J host Veronica Milsom. This gloriously funny and surprisingly touching mockumentary takes you into a world where a couple, in their quest for a little girl, end up with 69 boys and a determination to break the record of the world’s largest family.

Don’t miss your catch the year’s best short films at Flickerfest 2017 at Camelot Outdoor: Memorial Hall, 12-16 Lochee St, Mosman Park.