International Short Film Festival, Flickerfest returns to Adelaide at the Mercury Cinema on Saturday 2nd February to screen the best short films from Australia and around the world.
Celebrating 28 years, Flickerfest is Australia’s leading Academy Award accredited and BAFTA-recognised Short Film Festival, the country’s largest Australian & International short film competition screening hand-picked films from 2,700 entries.
Highlights include Adelaide’s own Hard Rubbish, Directed by Stephen Packer. A coming-of-age short, Hard Rubbish follows the escapades of a group of image conscious 15-year old boys as their late-night vandalism excursion to the local private school, turns into a reckoning with the local gang and unravelling series of unfortunate events.
The Best Of International Shorts begins at 6pm on the 2nd February. This programme is a specially curated selection of highlights from Flickerfest’s International Academy Accredited competition programmes in Bondi 2018. The line-up includes Best Game Ever (Hungary),when two CCTV technicians find out about an AI machine threatening their jobs; they must get out of their chairs to beat the system. A Target (Finland) follows a husband who takes the law into his own hands and plans to make a video to shame a man who has done his family wrong.
The Best of Australian Shorts begins at 8:30pm on the 2nd February. Highlights from the Best of Australian shorts include Home, tormented by the news that they bear, two men from town watch over a family whose lives are about to change forever. Ghostbear follows a polar bear cub wandering through the arctic wasteland in search of his place in the world and his birthplace in the stars and in Desert Dash, Opals are now the currency for survival in the game of Desert Dash. When a feisty heroine gets the opportunity to ‘level up’ there is no choice but to win. Game On.
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 and the world has on offer.
WHAT: Flickerfest (International Short Film Fest)
WHEN: Saturday 2 February
WHERE: Mercury Cinema
TICKETS: $15pp / $12con
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