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It began as a small festival in Balmain

FLiCKERFEST began as a small local festival at the Balmain High School in 1991. Since then it has grown to become Australia’s leading Academy® accredited & BAFTA recognised competitive Australian & International Short Film Festival with 1000’s of entries coming from filmmakers across the globe. Flickerfest national tour has become a very important part of the festival and started in 1995. The tour takes specially curated programs to over 52 regional and metropolitan areas across Australia Flickerfest proud that each year we screen the most innovative creative and inspiring short films the world has to offer, all united by their excellence in the short film genre.

“It’s incredibly diverse,” says co-director Bronwyn Kidd. “We look for stories that are human, uplifting, serious, humourous – the material comes from the desire and passion of these people to tell these particular stories — and it’s so thrilling for us at FLiCKERFEST and the audiences around the country to discover all these interesting new voices.”

The Flickerfest 2017 tour to Parramatta will screen the Best of International shorts programme on Saturday 25th March at 6pm. Highlights include: Academy® Award Nominee ‘Timecode’ from  Spain; the moving and insightful ‘Nocturne In Black’ from Lebanon, ‘a musician struggling to rebuild his piano after it is destroyed by Jihadists’; plus ‘Battalion to My Beat’, ’13-year-old Miriam runs away from a Western Sahara refugee camp’. The same night at 8.45pm, get ready for the Best of Australian Shorts programme, featuring the powerful ‘Adele’, ‘Adele is torn between high school and the home where she is a wife in an arranged marriage’. Director Mirene Igwabi aims to “shed light on this important and unseen issue  in Australian/African society”. Also screening is the uplifting ‘Spice Sisters’, ‘Rohini is bored and restless with her life and decides to compete in a reality competition’; the brilliant animation ‘Fish with Legs’ voiced by Frank Woodley and Barry Otto; and the witty ‘The Eleven O’Clock’, written by and starring Josh Lawson, ‘a delusional patient and his psychiatrist attempt to treat each other as the session gets increasingly out of control’.

Festival drinks & nibbles between sessions (incl. with a ticket to either program). Don’t miss out on Flickerfest 2017 when it arrives in Parramatta at the Riverside Theatres!

PRICE: $18/ $16 (free festival drinks & nibbles between sessions with a ticket to either program)
WHEN: Saturday 25 March 6pm – Best Of International Shorts program | Saturday 25
March 8.45pm – Best Of Australian Shorts program

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