Flickerfest 2016

 Best of Australian Shorts - Saturday 20 February

The Meek

Follows the story of a very small person trying to quit a very big habit. 

Runtime: 14 min

Slingshot

Frankie is a 10 year-old kid on summer vacation at a run-down trailer park. When Tayla, a 10 year-old girl, shows a romantic interest, Frankie’s holiday becomes a whole lot more complicated. Slingshot is an amusing analogy on modern love told through the eyes of one of its latest victims.

Runtime: 7 min

The Trophy Thief

Ben is a young soccer player who believes that winning his team’s MVP trophy will solve his family problems. When he misses out on the award, he takes matters into his own hands.

Runtime: 15 min

Ernie Buscuit

The clayography of a lonely Deaf Parisian Taxidermist whose life is turned upside down and back to front when a dead pigeon arrives on his doorstep.

Runtime: 20 min

Lazy Boy 

When Ray brings home a new purchase, his pregnant girlfriend is not impressed. Banished to the garage he soon realizes the old La-Z-Boy recliner he bought is in fact a one-minute time machine. Will Ray learn from his mistakes or is he destined to repeat them forever?

Runtime: 12 min

Gecko

Barry is packing up to leave Lismore when his oddball neighbour Nicole invites herself in, and the evening takes an unexpected, romantic turn. One year later, where does life find them? Starring Tiriel Mora

Runtime: 15 min

Flat Daddy

Life-size cut-outs of soldiers away in combat are used by military families to cope with their loved one’s absence. When Kate has one printed for her young daughter, she and Cindy quickly ascribe their emotional attachment to the image, but their ‘Flat Daddy’ creates more emotional upheaval than comfort. Stars Kat Stewart and Kathryn Beck

Runtime: 16 min

 Home 

Home, is missing planes and sinking boats; a eulogy for all those whose bones only made it as far as the arms of mother ocean.

Runtime: 4 min

Imagination Game 

A man plays an imagination game with his grandson and discovers a shocking secret

Runtime: 6 min

Nan and a Whole Lot of Trouble

Nan, of Aboriginal and Irish descent, keeps a photo album of dead family members. Younger sister Min believes this morbid European tradition is culturally inappropriate. Told with warmth and humour, this short film tackles cultural taboos.

Runtime: 11 min

 

 

The Best of International Shorts - Sunday 21 February 

Amelia and Duarte

In this story we are guided through the relationship of Amélia and Duarte, two people that fell out of love and are trying to cope with the feelings that come after a relationship has ended.

Runtime: 9 min
Country: Portugal / Germany

 

Ave Maria 

The nuns of the ‘Sisters of Mercy’ convent, in the middle of the West Bank wilderness, have their daily routine of silence and prayer disrupted when a family of Jewish settlers come knocking at their door for help after crashing into the convent’s wall.

Runtime: 15 min

Country: France / Germany / Palestine

 

Balcony 
In a neighbourhood rife with racial tension, a local girl falls for a recent arrival.

Runtime: 17 min
Country: United Kingdom

Autos Portraits (Carface)

Carface is a whirling, twirling automotive waltz. To the tune of “Que Sera, Sera,” carefree cars cavort in all directions while the black ooze that fuels them is unremittingly pumped from Mother Earth. The ultimate orgiastic spectacle of our Big Oil–based empire. Let the games begin!

Runtime: 4 min
Country: Canada

 

Nelly 

A car drives through the snow. Behind the wheel is Nelly. She is thirteen years old. Nelly wants to go home. Separating her from her goal are three questions, two keys, a diving tower and a racing heart.

Runtime: 17 min
Country: Austria

Shok 

Based on true events, ‘Shok’ is set during the escalation of the Kosovan War when the country was occupied by Serbia…Our story follows two young Kosovan boys, Petrit and Oki, the best of friends.

Runtime: 21 min
Country: Kosovo

Subotika- Land of Wonders

Subotika, a little-known island on the other side of the globe. An enchanting country with extraordinary sights, grand visions and a couple of minor problems. Book right now! Subotika, the holiday destination that lives up to its promises.

Runtime: 14 min
Country: Switzerland

 

Oh Be Joyful 

Rita is about to kick the bucket, but before she does she’s got one final job to do: drag her granddaughter out of the closet.


Runtime: 13 min
Country: United Kingdom