Flickerfest 2016 Launches

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Flickerfest returns to the Northern Rivers from the 22nd – 24th January, for it’s 18th year screening a smorgasbord of the best short films from the Byron Region, Australia and the World; across one cinema-packed short film weekend at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall.

Celebrating 25 years of Hot Shorts in 2016, Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Academy® Accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival, ensuring that we continue to present A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world.

At Flickerfest Mullumbimby we will be screening an entertaining, inspiring and award winning range of 30 Flickerfest short films, many of which are World or Australian premieres, giving local Flickerfest audiences the first look at the hottest short films in the world today.

We will also be presenting 21 of the Best Of Northern Rivers shorts at the Byron All Shorts finalist’s screening showcasing a wonderful new collection of creative shorts from our very talented local filmmakers.

Highlights of Flickerfest 2016 & Byron All Shorts include:

Friday 22nd January

7.30pm – Opening Party & Screening
Join us as we celebrate our 18th year in the Northern Rivers to launch our festival of thrilling short films in style with a fully catered opening night party including delicious treats from Fat Belly Kaf, music from DJ Beat Dusta & drinks from our partners Rosnay Organic Wine, Little Creatures, Phoenix Organics and Vodka O.

Followed by;
8.30pm – Best Of International 1
Following the opening party Flickerfest is thrilled to present its 1st International programme of highlights from our Academy® Accredited Sydney competition. Stunning films in the collection include the delightful festival favourite ‘Oh Be Joyful’ from The UK and ‘Ave Marie’ from Palestine recently nominated for an Oscar.

Saturday 23rd January

3pm – In Conversation Wayne Blair Join multi award winning indigenous director and actor and Flickerfest alumni Wayne Blair as he talks about his journey from short film maker to award winning director. Wayne’s credits include the highly acclaimed feature film ‘The Sapphires’, TV drama Redfern Now, recently completed feature film ‘Septembers Of Shiraz’ starring Adrian Brodie and Selma Hayek and soon to be released 6 part ABC series Cleverman.

4.30pm – Byron All Shorts
Also returning is Byron All Shorts, for the 11th year presenting the best of local shorts from the Northern Rivers, and encouraging audiences to experience the many amazing films & local stories that are produced in the region each year. 20 local short films will screen across this 120-minute programme. Highlights include clever political animation from Citizen To Activist, moving documentary The Battle and quirky fun animation Team Tick.

8.30pm – Best Of Australian Shorts
Join us as we celebrate a diverse range of stories from across Australia that celebrate our unique identity and culture with our Best Of Australian Shorts programme, highlights include delightful locally produced film Nan And A Whole Lot Of Trouble, Oscar winner Adam Elliot’s new animation Ernie Biscuit and moving family drama Flat Daddy.

Sunday 24th January

8.30pm – Short Laughs comedy

Enjoy an evening of laugh out loud comedy from across the world including NULLA NULLA starring award winning director/actor Wayne Blair (The Sapphires, Redfern Now) takes us to a remote where a new white cop is hilariously introduced to local culture and the wickedly charming buddy comedy Satan Has A Bushy Tale from the UK.

Flickerfest ‘Hot Shorts” Cafe
Open daily: from 7.30pm Friday & Sunday | from 2.30pm Saturday, serving delicious organic treats & drinks.

Info/Programmes/Tickets: www.iQ.org.au (& at the door).
All sessions approx 110 mins (Classification: under 15yrs to be w/Adult)

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