Sun. May 26th, 2024

Australia’s leading Academy-qualifying and BAFTA-recognised short film festival, Flickerfest, is on its way to The Civic Gunnedah.

The Best of International Shorts will screen at 7.30pm on Friday, 17 March and the Best of Australian Shorts will screen at the same time on Friday, 24 March.

Residents will see a familiar face in White Lies when New England MP Barnaby Joyce makes his screen debut as a well-intending father whose lies escalate out of control at his daughter’s religious school.

Now in its 32nd year, Flickerfest attracted 3,200 entries and the cream of the crop have been hand-picked for the 2023 tour which was launched in Bondi in January.

Gunnedah Shire Council Cultural Precinct Team Leader Michael Cornford said Flickerfest was a vibrant showcase of creativity and vision, both at home and away.

“Flickerfest screenings are a fantastic way to dive into the fresh imaginings of budding filmmakers and screenwriters, some of whom are making their debut,” he said.

“Flickerfest is a vital part of the fabric of the film industry and we are delighted to continue featuring the best national and international films each year at The Civic.

“This year, the Best of Australian Shorts will feature the award-winning Katele (Mudskipper), comedic flick Married at First Fleet and animation An Ostrich Told Me The World is Fake And I Think I Believe It.

“The Best of International Shorts includes Oscar-nominated Canadian animation The Flying Sailor, UK comedy Dream Big, and a powerful new drama, IVALU, produced by a Danish Academy Award-winning team.

“Book your tickets for 17 and 24 March on The Civic website and join us at the flicks.”

Flickerfest 2023 at The Civic

Best of International Shorts: 7.30pm, 17 March 2023

Book tickets: https://ticketing.oz.veezi.com/purchase/4077?siteToken=jnnwp7qschbnhzvfrcche1asp4

Best of Australian Shorts: 7.30pm, 24 March 2023

Book tickets: https://ticketing.oz.veezi.com/purchase/4076?siteToken=jnnwp7qschbnhzvfrcche1asp4

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