Familiar faces return for 23rd annual Flickerfest
MORE than 90 movie buffs gathered at the Whitsunday PCYC over the weekend to celebrate 23 years of short film excellence for the annual Flickerfest festival.
Flickerfest is Australia’s on BAFTA recognised and academy accredited short film festival and has built a reputation on screening some of the best short films from around the world.
The event was hosted by the Rotary Club of Airlie Beach and featured a smorgasbord of ‘Spectacular Short Films with Soul’ which were presented to keen audiences on Friday and Saturday night.
Rotary Club of Airlie Beach administrator Dalwyn McErlane said there was a smaller turnout for this year’s event but was pleased to see many familiar faces.
“Everyone had a fantastic time socialising at the intermission and the movies were quirky and funny. It was a very unusual mix this year,” she said.
Some of the short film highlights included the delightful comedy Tango Underpants and The Gift which told the story of a young boy’s journey to use his superpowers.
Afavourite for many audience members was the poignant film Vote Yes, which focused on Australia’s referendum on Aboriginal rights in 1967.
Many of the inspiring and award-winning shorts shown over the weekend were world or Australian premiers that kept movie lovers glued to their seats.
An ABC Open short film titled Crazy About Model Making by Mackay resident Greg Martin was also viewed as part of Flickerfest’s national partnership with ABC Open.
Ms McErland said Rotary would be hosting the event again next year and urged local residents to continue supporting the festival.
“We are also looking into hosting another event later in the year featuring Australian comedy,” she said.