Flick­er­fest screen­ing

Best short films

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL. -

CEL­E­BRAT­ING 25 years of hot shorts, Flick­er­fest is Aus­tralia’s lead­ing Academy Ac­cred­ited and BAFTArecog­nised short film festival – and it will be head­ing to the Whit­sun­days this April.

Now tour­ing Aus­tralia to more than 50 venues, Flick­er­fest is giv­ing lo­cal au­di­ences a first look at the best short films in the world today.

Flick­er­fest is ex­cited to be bring­ing the Na­tional Tour back to the Whit­sun­days, with two won­der­ful pro­grams of short films that will screen on Fri­day, April 8 and Satur­day, April 9 at the Air­lie Beach PCYC.

Fri­day’s screen­ing fea­tures the hugely pop­u­lar Best of Aus­tralian Shorts pro­gram, which in­cludes a range of fan­tas­tic new short films with high­lights in­clud­ing Nan and a Whole Lot of Trou­ble, writ­ten by Queens­land award-win­ning writer Sue McPher­son, and Ernie Biscuit, a clever an­i­ma­tion by Os­car win­ning film­maker Adam El­liot.

Also show­ing is The Meek, writ­ten and di­rected by Queens­land’s Joseph Brumm, fea­tur­ing a beau­ti­ful score by The Cat Em­pire’s Ol­lie Mcgill.

The fol­low­ing day will see the Short Laughs com­edy pro­gram, sure to keep you grinning. High­lights in­clude the gor­geously shot and very funny Sling­shot – this year’s Flick­er­fest win­ner of the Academy Ac­cred­ited Virgin Aus­tralia Award for Best Aus­tralian Short Film.

Plus the hi­lar­i­ous Satan Has a Busy Tail, a wickedly fun, charm­ing buddy com­edy about grand­par­ents, be­reave­ments and a de­monic squir­rel.

Both pro­grams have been hand-picked from the festival and are not to be missed.

Photo: Con­trib­uted.

FILM FEST: A scene from Flick­er­fest’s com­edy Satan Has a Bushy Tail.

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