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Flickerfest

 

Best of International Short Films & Best of Australian Short Films 

Celebrating 29 years, FLiCKERFEST is Australia’s leading Academy® Award accredited and BAFTArecognised Short Film Festival, and the country’s largest Australian & International short fil competition, screening the best of shorts from Australia and around the world, hand-picked from 3,500 entries. FLiCKERFEST screens for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach in January 2020, with selected highlights touring Australia on a 50+ venue national tour from January - May. FLiCKERFEST remains a platform for celebrating the most entertaining and innovative short filmmaking from Australia and around the world. 

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Best of Australian Short Films Program 

 

 

Rebooted 

It’s not easy for a movie-star to age, especially when you’re a stop motion animated skeleton monster.
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
view Rebooted trailer

Director: Michael Shanks
Writer: Michael Shanks
Producer: Nicholas Colla, Chris Hocking/LateNite Films
Runtime: 13min
Year: 2019
Country: Australia
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This Perfect Day 

Jules, a wayward youth, walks into a music store. This could be the day that changes their life- AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Director: Lydia Rui
Writer: Lydia Rui
Producer: Olivia Cheung
Runtime: 7min
Year: 2018
Country: Australia
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A Day in Your Life 

A meditation on homelessness, A Day In Your Life is quiet, thoughtful and deeply human, it is a gentle look at the world around us and the people pushed to its margins.
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Director: Milena Bennett
Writer: Milena Bennett
Producer: Emma Diaz
Runtime: 17min
Year: 2018
Country: Australia
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Featherweight

Tas takes up boxing in an effort to get away from her unstable mother and get closer to her estranged father.

Director: Sam Lara
Writer: David Vincent Smith
Producer: Jess Parker
Runtime: 13min
Year: 2019
Country: Australia
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The Egg 

Under the punishing and watchful eye of an elderly woman, a young girl, bored and lonely in a world of foreign suburbia, becomes determined to claim a larger Easter egg as her own.

Director: Jane Cho
Writer: Jane Cho
Producer: Jane Cho, Ilana Lazar
Runtime: 10min
Year: 2019
Country: Australia
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Utopia 

A man returns to his country after decades abroad only to discover a society where there are more freedoms inside prison than outside it. Desperate, but unable to escape, the brave act of one woman gives him his freedom.
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Director: Kosta Nikas
Writer: Kosta Nikas
Producer: Kosta Nikas, Aaron Bush, Rishi Shukla
Runtime: 15min
Year: 2019
Country: Australia
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The Complex 

While moving into a new apartment, a young woman must content with the advances of a neighbour. A taut social drama, The Complex is an exploration of the patriarchal bear-trap that is modern gender relations.
WORLD PREMIERE

Director: Dane McCusker
Writer: Dane McCusker
Producer: Jessica Murphy, Chris Squadrito, Jamie Lewis
Runtime: 15min
Year: 2019
Country: Australia
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For the Girl in the Coffee Shop 

To get his book published, a hopeless romantic must divulge his true feelings to his muse; the only problem is that he’s never actually spoken to her before.
NSW PREMIERE

Director: Rebekah Jackson
Writer: Rebekah Jackson
Producer: Rebekah Jackson, Elaine Beckett
Runtime: 9min
Year: 2019
Country: Australia
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Chicken 

All Barbara wants to do is watch the Simpsons, but her recent migrated mum has just been overcharged at the local shops, and its up to Barbara to sort it out. As usual.
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
view Chicken trailer

Director: Alana Hicks
Writer: Alana Hicks
Producer: Sleena Wilson
Runtime: 10min
Year: 2019
Country: Australia

 Best of International Shorts 

Memorable 

Recently, Louis, a painter is experiencing strange events, his world seems to be mutating.
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
view Memorable Trailer

Director: Bruno Collet
Writer: Bruno Collet
Producer: Jean-François Le Corre, Mathieu Courtois
Runtime: 12min
Year: 2019
Country: France
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Re-Entry 

When a man (you) dies in a traffic accident and gets into a conversation with God, he gets an answer to the biggest question of life.
WORLD PREMIERE

Director: Ben Brand
Writer: Andy Weir
Producer: Studio Ruba
Runtime: 9min
Year: 2019
Country: The Netherlands
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The Jackpot 

Thanks to his best friend, the chicken, Albert finds himself involved in a fateful game of chance that leads him to his true love. But was it really all just a coincidence?
WORLD PREMIERE
view The Jackpot trailer

Director: Alice von Gwinner
Writer: Alice von Gwinner
Producer: Alice von Gwinner, Hana Geissendoerfer
Runtime: 23min
Year: 2019
Country: Germany
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Tattoo 

A young Iranian woman is trying to renew her drivers license, but when officials notice scars and a tattoo on her wrist they become suspicious.
NSW PREMIERE

Director: Farhad Delaram
Writer: Farhad Delaram, Dena Rassam
Producer: Dena Rassam
Runtime: 15min
Year: 2018
Country: Iran
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Home Sweet Home 

Ten-year-old Olaf auditions for Rent A Life, a company that offers the wealthy a chance to hire family members and friends. He has a plan and, no matter what the cost, he absolutely has to be cast in a role in someone’s life.
WORLD PREMIERE

Director: Agata Puszcz
Writer: Michalina Fabijanska
Producer:
Runtime: 21min
Year: 2019
Country: Poland
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The Marvelous Misadventures of the Stone Lady 

Tired of being a banal architectural ornament, a sculpture runs away from the Louvre to confront real life on the streets of Paris.
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
view The Marvelous Misadventures Of The Stone Lady trailer

Director: Gabriel Abrantes
Writer: Gabriel Abrantes
Producer: Justin Taurand, Gabriel Abrantes
Runtime: 20min
Year: 2019
Country: Portugal
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Sat, 15 Feb 2020 06:00 PM 15 Feb 06:00PM Ended
Venue
Armitage Centre
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Content Warning

This programme contains mature themes and is not recommended for children under 15.