Celebrating 26 years Flickerfest, Australia’s leading Academy® accredited and BAFTA recognised competitive Australian & International Short Film Festival is coming out West, screening a selected program including Western Australian shorts, Adult School and Sol Bunker.
The tour kicks off at Camelot Outdoor Cinema in Perth on Thursday, 2 March at 8:00pm with the Best of Australian program which includes Adult School. The following three nights screen a different program on each night including Best of International 1 & 2 and Short Laughs Comedy with Sol Bunker screening Friday, 3 March. Grab your tickets here.
Festival Director, Bronwyn Kidd will be presenting a free Masterclass about the world of short film at the SAE Creative Media Institute Perth Campus on Friday, 3 March from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. Kidd will provide a unique insight into trends and tastes of the short film festival circuit and discuss festival targeting strategies, marketing and distribution of short films. The event is open to everyone, however registration is essential and can be done here.
“If you’re making short films, it’s vital that you understand the trends and tastes of the current festival circuit,” Kidd said.
The masterclass has been designed for anyone with a passion for film; from school leavers to accomplished filmmakers.”
After Perth, Flickerfest will then travel around Western Australia visiting Broome, Esperance, Hopetoun, Bunbury, Narrogin, Kalgoorlie and Kununurra on dates from March to May. To check out when the festival is in your region, visit the Flickerfest website here.
Flickerfest received 2,400 entries and has carefully selected the films screened on tour to provide Western Australian audiences with the best from rising talent around the world. The Best of Australian program includes winner of Flickerfest 2017 Yoram Gross Award for Best Animation Fish With Legs and Messiah, a playful collision of cultures in the Australian wilderness. The Flickerfest website has more detailed information regarding all programs.
The comedic and quirky Adult School, which sees Lara’s experience at the government’s new Adult School thrown off track, was produced by Georgina Isles, directed by Renee Rutgrink and written by Magda Wozniak.
Sol Bunker was produced by Glen Stasiuk and directed and written by Nathan Mewett. The film is a beautiful piece about an eccentric sound designer who searches for the elusive ‘frequency of life’ to help save his dying wife.