Fun times ahead for Flicker Fest

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL. -

IF YOU like a short film, a quick chat and a bite to eat then Flicker Fest will be right up your al­ley.

The Academy-Ac­cred­ited and BAFTA-recog­nised short film fes­ti­val will show­case some of the best in Aus­tralian short films in a wide range of gen­res.

“We’re look­ing for com­edy through to more mov­ing drama,” Flicker Fest fes­ti­val direc­tor Bron­wyn Kidd said.

“We’re look­ing to show­case film mak­ers across the coun­try and peo­ple that we re­ally be­lieve are go­ing on to blaze the screens for years to come.”

The Air­lie Beach leg of the fes­ti­val’s na­tional tour, to be held at the Whit­sun­day PCYC, will show 10 short films from Aus­tralian di­rec­tors such as Florence Has Left the Build­ing and Grey Bull.

It’s about more than just a good film though said Whit­sun­day PCYC club ad­min­is­tra­tor Dal­wyn McEr­lane.

“It’s re­ally good be­cause at half time peo­ple talk about the first few movies and it’s al­ways in­ter­est­ing to hear what peo­ple have to say about them,” she said.

Ms Kidd said this was some­thing the fes­ti­val tried to pro­mote, be­ing a way for “peo­ple to come out and net­work with lo­cal peo­ple who are pas­sion­ate about short film in the area.”

It can't be de­nied, how­ever, that the films on of­fer are un­like any you’re likely to find in your lo­cal cinema.

“It’s re­ally hard to see th­ese films any­where else and Flicker Fest in Air­lie Beach pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to come and see a world class short film fes­ti­val,” Ms Kidd said.

The fes­ti­val will also show­case a short film from ABC Open, Amy: Storm chaser, which fol­lows a com­mu­nity of Aus­tralian storm chasers in their pur­suit of the de­struc­tive nat­u­ral weather for­ma­tions.

MOV­ING MOVIE: The bull and Martin (Mayik Deng) take a walk in a scene from Grey Bull to be shown at the Flicker Fest Short Film Fes­ti­val in Air­lie Beach.

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