Flickerfest brings its electrifying short films to Perth

WA film The Quiet will screen at Flickerfest.

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Celebrating its 29th year in 2020 Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Academy® Qualifying 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 films hand-picked from the festival’s record 3,500 entries for Flickerfest’s ten-day event held at Bondi in January.

Flickerfest, Australia’s largest Short Film Festival is excited to be bringing its National Tour to the Camelot Outdoor Cinema in Perth, showcasing the Best of Australian Shorts, the EU Short Film Showcase and the Short Laughs Comedy programmes.

The Flickerfest programmes present a selection of entertaining, inspiring and award-winning films hand-picked from the festival’s 3,500 entries, giving local Flickerfest audiences the first look at the hottest shorts in the world today including some fabulous films from local Perth filmmakers fresh from competition at Flickerfest Bondi.

Highlights from the Best of Australian Shorts include our fabulous Best Australian Animation award winner Rebooted directed by Michael Shanks about a stop motion animated skeleton monster, coming to terms with aging, the charming short Chicken from Alana Hicks who was awarded Best Direction in an Australian Short Film and Featherweight, produced and filmed in Perth by local Director Sam Lara and Producer Jess Parker, which recently won Best Narrative Short at the Vegas Movie Awards.   Perth Director David Vincent Smith’s I’m Not Hurting You is the heart-wrenching tale of a woman who enforces rehab on her younger, dangerous, meth-addicted brother in a last ditch effort to save his life.

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Awarded Flickerfests’ Academy® Qualifying Best Australian Short Film Award is the stunning The Diver, co-directed by Jamie Helmer who grew up in Rossmoyne, studied film at Murdoch University and worked in various locations in Fremantle whilst funding his studies.  Father and son Perth filmmaking team Jay Jay and Radheya Jegatheva will be present to introduce their beautiful animated short The Quiet for which Radheya, who composed the music for the film, was awarded Best Original Music in an Australian Short Film.  Fremantle born and raised Lewis Attey’s Three Stories Inside A Rental Van is a quirky look at one rental van and the morality of the three separate groups who hire it.  

Screening as part of the EU Short Film Showcase is the beautiful animated Mémorable from France which was awarded Best International Animated Short Film at Flickerfest 2020 and nominated for an Academy® Award for Best Short Animation, From Academy® Award nominated director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite, The Lobster) comes Nimic starring Matt Dillon fresh from its Australian premiere at Flickerfest Sydney. Also screening is the delightful comedy and Flickerfest 2020 Best EU Short Film winner The Land Over There (Drubenland) from Germany in which some ‘odd wall falls down – and suddenly everything is in chaos set at the time of the collapse of the Berlin Wall.

Clever comedy follows as audiences laugh their way through a selection of off-kilter funny shorts from Australia and across the world with the Short Laughs Comedy programme. Highlights; the hilarious animation Division Series from Korea, set in a KFC where Donald Trump and presidents from various countries play cards in an attempt to win the last chicken basket. Quirky LGBTQI tale Peach tells the story of a socially anxious young woman who lands a hot date – the only problem is she’s not sure if it’s actually a date produced by Rowan Devereux who grew up in Perth.

Flickerfest 2020 – Best of Australian Shorts, EU Short Film Showcase, Short Laughs Comedy
Camelot Outdoor Cinema
$20.50/ $16con & child/ $14.50 Luna priv card
7.45 pm (Doors Open 6.30pm)

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