An array of Australian shorts on offer as Flickerfest celebrates 21 years at Camelot Outdoor

Celebrating 25 years of hot shorts, Flickerfest – Australia’s leading Academy® Accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival – is now on tour, following the annual festival that showcases the best short films from Australia and the world in competition and other special programmes.

Flickerfest is bringing the National Tour back to Perth for the 21st year of touring to Western Australia, screening from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 March 2016 at Camelot Outdoor.

Highlights of this year’s line up include some compelling films from local filmmakers fresh from competition at Flickerfest, screening alongside four international short films that have been nominated for an Academy® Award in the Live Action category – Ave Marie, Shok, Stutterer and Everything Will Be Okay.

The programmes screening in Perth are curated from a huge pool of films, each film handpicked from the Academy® Accredited and BAFTA-recognised festival’s 2300+ entries. The Flickerfest programmes present an entertaining, inspiring and award-winning range of shorts, giving local Flickerfest audiences a first look at the hottest short films in the world today.

At least one WA-made short film from talented Western Australian filmmakers will be included with each programme across the four nights, with Karroyul, Setting Them Straight, ONO, Pale Blue Eyes and Harvey’s Dream all screening.

Ernie Biscuit

Ernie Biscuit

Kicking off the festival on Thursday March 3 will be an Opening Night party followed by a screening of the popular Best Australian Shorts. The films include Academy® Award-winning animator Adam Elliot’s animation Ernie Biscuit, about a deaf Parisian taxidermist whose life is turned upside down by the arrival of a dead pigeon, and WA short Karroyul, a mysterious and sensitive story about an Aboriginal girl discovering her past, from filmmakers Kelrick Martin, Jaclyn Hewer and Melissa Kelly.

On Friday March 4, take a journey overseas with Best of International 1, which includes two films up for Academy® Awards, Ave Maria and Schok, along with Balcony, winner of the Flickerfest Award for Best International Short Film.

On Saturday March 5, delve deeper with the second of the two global sessions, Best of International 2which includes two more films nominated for Best Live Action Short at this year’s Academy Awards – Alles Wird Gut (Everything Will Be Okay), from Germany, and the heart-warming drama Stutterer from the UK.

Screening on the final night of Flickerfest is the Short Laughs comedy programme, featuring the WA made film Setting Them Straight, a humorous story about a young man who delivers some delicate news to his parents and the hilarious and wickedly fun Satan Has a Bushy Tail.

Don’t miss out on Flickerfest 2016 as it lands in Perth on its 21st visit.

WHAT: Flickerfest 2016 – Best Of Australian Shorts, Best of International 1 and 2 and Short Laughs. All sessions approx 100 mins.
WHERE: Camelot Outdoor Cinema, 12-16 Lochee Street, Mosman Park, WA
WHEN: Thurs 3rd – Sun 6th March 2016 – 8pm nightly. Opening Night pre-screening party from 7pm.
PRICE: $18.50 / $14.50 conc/$13.50 Luna cardholders. (Tickets Here)

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