Celebrate 20 years of Flickerfest in Perth

FLiCKERFEST brings its ‘Short Films Licensed To Thrill!’ event to Perth this month, celebrating its 20th year of touring to WA with a smorgasbord of short films; audiences will experience the best of short films from Australia and around the World at Camelot Outdoor Cinema, Mosman Park, from Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 March 2015.

Celebrating 24 years of short film excellence, 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, with several films nominated for the Oscars, including the Irish short Boogaloo & Graham and the Canadian-Norwegian animated short Me and My Moulton.

Across the 4 nights in Perth, FLiCKERFEST will screen 4 entertaining, inspiring and award-winning programmes, including Best of Australian Shorts, Best of International 1, Best of International 2 and Short Laughs comedy featuring some of the best Australian and international shorts, handpicked from the festival competition, giving local Flickerfest audiences the first look at the hottest short films from around the world. Audiences will be blown away by the assortment of cinematic stories on offer, including hot tub entanglements, ice cream frenzies, mischievous mechanical mishaps, late-night radio revelations, runaway chickens, fearless fathers, fly-away mothers and sparring siblings.

Come and join us for celebratory drinks on Thursday 5 March at 6.30pm as Flickerfest brings its short film programmes to the Camelot for the 20th year. Enjoy delicious drinks from our sponsors Little Creatures, Rosnay and VodkaO, and wood-fired pizza from the Camelot Café and Japanese from Wok ‘n’ Roll, in Mosman Park.

Highlights from the Best of Australian Shorts, Thursday 5 March, include Florence Has Left The Building, by Mirrah Foulkes and Alex White, starring the Oscar-nominated and AACTA Award-winning actress Jacki Weaver, along with WA filmmaker Kelli Cross’s One Fine Day about a young woman who comes to realise that some things in life are beyond her control, and all that is left is love and hope.

Audiences will journey to France, Mozambique, Ireland, Japan, Switzerland, New Zealand and Norway in the first night of the Best of International 1 on Friday 6 March. Highlights from this include the Irish short Boogaloo & Graham, set in 1970’s Belfast and following two young boys as they discover the facts of life aided by the help of their pet chickens, nominated for a 2015 Oscar for Live Action Short Film; and Oh Lucy, from Japan, the story of a 55-year-old single ‘office lady’s’ awakening, which is the winner of Flickerfest Award For Best International Short Film 2015 (Academy® Accredited). The night will open with local short The Fan, directed by Antony Webb and produced by Emilia Jolakoska.

The Best of International 2 continues bringing worldwide stories to the big screen with short films from Russia, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Hungary, the UK and Turkey on Saturday 7 March. The night will open with WA-made short High Tide by filmmakers Kimberly West and Kelrick Martin, and includes Chum (Hjónabandssæla), a fascinating film from Iceland featuring two lifelong friends who find their small-town routine thrown into peril when a buxom woman their own age shows up in their hot tub, and The Chicken, directed by Una Gunjak, which follows six-year-old Selma’s mission save a live chicken and the chaos that ensues.

A hilariously off-kilter selection of funny shorts, with chortle-inducing stories from Switzerland, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Australia, UK, and Belgium and France will feature on the Short Laughs comedy programme on Sunday 8 March.

The night will open with local film Date and includes the very amusing Pony Place from the Netherlands, in which Grandma Koba has to take care of her grandchild Emma’s digital horse farm, which will keep a smile on your face.

With drinks, food and a killer DJ spinning Bond-themed tunes on Opening Night, Thursday 5 March at 6.30pm, they’ll be plenty of reasons to celebrate Flickerfest’s 20th anniversary of touring to WA at the magnificent Camelot Outdoor Cinema in Mosman Park. Get your Bond on!

Diamonds might be forever, but FLiCKERFEST is not – be sure to get your tickets before this license to thrill expires and it’s a wrap on Perth’s best short run of short films!

WHERE: Camelot Outdoor Cinema,12–16 Lochee Street, Mosman Park

WHEN: THURSDAY 5, 8pm: Best of Australian Shorts – Opening Night
FRIDAY 6, 8pm: Best of International 1
SATURDAY 7 MARCH, 8pm: Best of International 2
SUNDAY 8 MARCH, 8pm: Short Laughs comedy
Doors open at 6.15pm

TICKETS & INFO: (09) 9386 3554 (09) 9385 4793 (after 6pm)

PRICE: Full $18/Concession $14

TOUR INFORMATION:  http://www.flickerfest.com.au/tour

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