Fun times ahead for Flicker Fest
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.