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Flickerfest Returns For One Night Only

Flickerfest returns to The Mercury to celebrate the most entertaining and innovative short filmmaking from around the world.

On April 1st Flickerfest returns to The Mercury to celebrate the most entertaining and innovative short filmmaking from around the world.

Offering two handpicked selections to showcase the Best Of Australian Shorts and the Best Of International Shorts from this year’s event, The Mercury will showcase 17 shorts from the Flickerfest 2017 program.

Make sure to stick around for Best of Australian at 8:30pm, The 2017 program features outstanding comedy shorts from two of South Australia’s brightest emerging filmmakers including Adelaide’s own Matt Vesely’s My Best Friend is Stuck on the Ceiling; “Connor has a present for his best friend that is sure to knock her off her feet, but when things take a peculiar turn, Conner wonders if he just should’ve gotten her a gift voucher and Walter, directed by Dave Wade, taking you on an unexpected ride after two hippies accidently run over a war veteran’s dog. Also screening is MESSiAH, a playful collision of cultures in the Australian wilderness, starring David Gulpilil and written and directed by Underbelly star Damian Walshe-Howling.

The international contingent of will include Switzerland’s OS Love (Director: Luc Gut) where a young woman dives into the absurd realm of screensavers and desktop backgrounds until merging with the uncanny operating system named “OS Love”, a joint venture from Canada/France Une Tete Disparait (The Head Vanishes) (Director: Franck Dion) Jacqueline has lost her mind a bit, but whatever, for her trip to the seaside, she has decided to take the train by herself, like a big girl, and Germany’s Va Banque (Risky Game) (Director: Stefan Plepp) When 17-year old Melanie fails a test in physical science, she tries to blackmail her teacher. But he’s not the nerd he seemed to be. Who’s the victim, who’s the offender?

Flickerfest is Australia’s leading Academy® Award accredited and BAFTA-recognised Short Film Festival, the country’s largest Australian & International short film competition, screening the best of shorts from Australia and around the world. Flickerfest screened for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach in January 2017, with selected highlights touring Australia on a 50+ venue national tour from Jan – May 2017.

This is a one-off chance to see these amazing short films before they continue their journey around the world; expect to experience the best in short filmmaking Australia has on offer.

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