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Australian Tour of Flickerfest this May at the Mercury Cinema

The 30th International Short Film Festival is on its National tour from February – October 2021.

Flickerfest, Australia’s largest Short Film Festival, is excited to be bringing its National Tour back to the Mercury Cinema in Adelaide showcasing the Best of Australian Shorts and the Best of International Shorts programmes.

The tour programmes present a selection of entertaining, inspiring and award-winning festival highlights giving local Adelaide Flickerfest audiences the first look at the hottest shorts in the world today.

Highlights from the Best of Australian Shorts on at 6pm includes an incredible collection of short films from local Adelaide filmmakers including the fabulous Roborovski, which won the Yoram Gross Award For Best Australian Animation at Flickerfest 2021 which sees Adelaide actor Tilda Cobham-Hervey and Dev Patel step behind the camera as co directors..

This delightful animated short about an adorable miniature hamster seeking revenge was penned by acclaimed writer John Collee (Happy Feet Master And Commander).

‘After Taste’ writer Matt Vesely’s short comedy System Error about a robot who works in a dystopian convenience store, also features following its premiere at Tribeca Film festival.

The stunning Waiyirri, set in a 1860’s South Australia is directed by emerging indigenous Adelaide filmmaker Kiara Millera and is written by and stars Adelaide actress Kate Bonney, together with the award-winning actress Natasha Wanganeen (‘Rabbit Proof Fence’).

Melanie Easton’s wonderfully quirky Aquaphobe, centred around a girl that used to be a cat, screens alongside the moving shorts If I Quit Now from Luke Wissell and Stephanie Jaclyn’s In The Wake.

The beautiful Wirun from Adelaide born writer and actress Ebony McGuire rounds out the stunning programme of shorts. There will be a brief Q & A following the screening with the local filmmakers.

The Best of International Shorts programme on at 8.45pm features, fresh from its Australian Premiere at Flickerfest Bondi, the fabulous David, starring comedy legend Will Ferrell, which had its World Premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2020. It also features the Flickerfest 2021 Best International Short Film Award winner The Present, currently nominated for an Academy Award, the amazing psychedelic animation, Normal from France and oozing bucket-loads of heart and a feisty leading lady, the super delightful Frankie Jean & The Morning Star from New Zealand.

WHAT: Flickerfest 2021 – Best Of Australian Shorts, Best of International Shorts

WHERE: Mercury Cinema, Adelaide

PRICE: $17/ $15con +bf | $28/25con +bf – includes complimentary drink between sessions

WHEN: Saturday 1st May 6pm and 8.45pm


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