6pm Best of International Shorts • 8.45pm Best of Australian Shorts, Saturday March 23rd 2013
Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett St, Adelaide •Tickets 8410 0979
Flickerfest, Australia’s biggest and most acclaimed short film festival, has hit the road and is bringing the best short films from across the globe to The Mercury Cinema.
The Flickerfest national tour screens the most entertaining and innovative shorts, handpicked from a record 2300 entries. Many of these films are world or Australian premieres, giving local audiences the first look the new generation of filmmakers.
Flickerfest Director Bronwyn Kidd said “FLiCKERFEST is thrilled to be a platform in Australia for the Best Short Films the world has to offer. Year in and year out the festival celebrates short films as a highly entertaining and exciting art form to be savoured across the country each summer. We are thrilled to be sharing award winning highlights and local gems with audiences in Adelaide again this year.”
The Flickerfest evening features two programs, Best of International Shorts and Best of Australian Shorts, with a party at interval with complimentary drinks from Little Creatures, Phoenix, Rosnay organic wine and Crystal Head Vodka.
Best of International Shorts features the hilarious UK black comedy The Day My Nan Died produced by Adelaide born Marion Pilowsky; the quirky and magical Route 43 Miracle (Sweden) and Curfew (USA), winner of the 2013 Academy Awards Live Action Short Oscar,
Best of Australian Shorts includes Flickerfest Best Australian Film winner 2013, Michael Spiccia’s Yardbird, a film about a young girl living in a remote wrecking yard who takes on the local bullies when they set out to torment her father; Lois, starring Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver and the animation A Cautionary Tale, featuring the voices of David Wenham, Cate Blanchett and Barry Otto. And don’t miss Mike Green’s Two Sides, a tale of one man’s unconditional and painful love for his son, shot in Adelaide.
Over the past twenty two years, Flickerfest has provided a platform for scores of talented Australian filmmakers many of whom have gone on to attain national and international success with their feature films. Flickerfest is Australia’s only Academy Accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see these outstanding shorts on the big screen.