‘FLICKERFEST’ TOUR BRINGS AWARD-WINNING SHORT FILMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO ADELAIDE’S MERCURY CINEMA
After a sell-out stop in Adelaide in 2009, Flickerfest – Australia’s premier International Short Film Festival and the country’s only Academy® Accredited short film festival – returns to the Mercury Cinema in February with a program double in size and guaranteed to delight lovers of global cinema. Flickerfest attracts the latest in cutting-edge and award-winning shorts from the world’s most exciting new filmmakers – including some of the brightest homegrown talent. While the Flickerfest Festival begins at Bondi Beach in Sydney in January, it then goes on tour to give Australian movie lovers access to a diverse range of exceptional short films which would otherwise be impossible to see. After the enthusiastic response to last year’s screening (on one night only), the Flickerfest Tour hits the Mercury Cinema for two nights in 2010 – Friday February 12 and Saturday February 13. Two of the festival’s film programs will be presented – ‘International 1’ on Friday night (followed by a glamorous opening night party) and ‘International 2’ on Saturday night. Both programs feature a showcase of shorts direct from internationallyacclaimed film festivals such as Cannes and Aspen.
Friday night’s highlights include the Australian-made short (She Lies) animation. Animation Film at the Flickerfest International and Australian awards in Sydney on Sunday night (Jan 17) and is now eligible for Oscar® consideration (and last year picked up Best Short Animation awards at the AFIs and Sydney & Melbourne Film Festivals) – will be one of the must-sees on Saturday night’s International 2 Program. Also on Saturday is the screening of the French short film crew which breaks into a Taiwanese family home in Taipei for a real TV program during a weekend – this film took out a swag of prizes at last year’s Taiwan Film Festival. The Clearing and Spain’s Miente– which took out last year’s Goya Award for Best Fictional Short Film. AdelaidemadeThe Cat Piano – which took out the Yoram Gross Award for Best ShortSéance Familiale (Family Viewing) about a French TV.
FULL ADELAIDE PROGRAM DETAILS FOR FLICKERFEST AVAILABLE @
FLICKERFEST 2010 in Adelaide
WHEN:February 12 and 13 – doors open 7pm – screenings start @ 7.30pm
WHERE: Mercury Cinema: 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide
Saturday February 13 @ 7.30pm – International Program #2
Tickets for Saturday night are $12 full/$10 conc (includes International #2 program)
OR – purchase a pass for both nights for just $20
Tickets for Friday night are all $16.50 each (includes International #1
Friday February 12 @ 7.30pm – International Program #1COST:program + drinks and nibbles after the show)