Flickerfest’s Flat Daddy looks at the effects of war on families.
Flickerfest’s Flat Daddy looks at the effects of war on families.

Travelling film festival to celebrate 25 years

CELEBRATING its landmark 25th year, Flickerfest - Australia's leading Academy® Award accredited and BAFTA-recognised Short Film Festival, and the country's largest Australian and International short film competition - is again screening the best of shorts from Australia and around the world for its 2016 Festival.

Flickerfest screens for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach in January 2016, with selected highlights touring Australia on a 50 plus venue national tour from January to May.

The event remains a platform for celebrating the most entertaining and innovative short filmmaking from Australia and around the world.

Flickerfest returns to Grafton's Saraton Theatre on April 1 with Best Of Australian Shorts, a one-off chance to see these amazing shorts before they continue their journey around the world.

Curated from the Flickerfest in competition screenings at Bondi, expect to experience the best in short filmmaking this country has on offer.

The 2016 Grafton program for features the following Australian shorts including films produced right here on the North Coast:

The Detectives of Noir Town

In a town where people and puppets walk the streets, a puppet detective is on the case of his missing uncle. Though he has competition from every man, woman and dummy wanting to be named Noir Town's top detective. Starring David Collins (The Umbilical Brothers), Nick Boshier (Bondi Hipsters), Zoe Carides. NSW premiere. Runtime: 7 min. Year: 2014.

Flat Daddy

Life-size cut-outs of soldiers away in combat are used by military families to cope with their loved one's absence. When Kate has one printed for her young daughter, she and Cindy quickly ascribe their emotional attachment to the image, but their 'Flat Daddy' creates more emotional upheaval than comfort. Stars Kat Stewart and Kathryn Beck. NSW premiere. Runtime: 16 min. Year: 2014.

Lazy Boy

When Ray brings home a new purchase, his pregnant girlfriend is not impressed. Banished to the garage he soon realizes the old La-Z-Boy recliner he bought is in fact a one-minute time machine. Will Ray learn from his mistakes or is he destined to repeat them forever? World premiere. Runtime: 12 min.Year: 2015.

Home

Home, is missing planes and sinking boats; a eulogy for all those whose bones only made it as far as the arms of mother ocean. NSW premiere. Runtime: 4 min. Year: 2015.

Gecko

Barry is packing up to leave Lismore when his oddball neighbour Nicole invites herself in, and the evening takes an unexpected, romantic turn. One year later, where does life find them? Starring Tiriel Mora. World premiere. Runtime: 15 min. Year: 2015.

Ernie Biscuit

The clayography of a lonely Deaf Parisian Taxidermist whose life is turned upside down and back to front when a dead pigeon arrives on his doorstep. Director/writer/producer: Adam Elliot (Harvie Krumpet -- Oscar winner). Year: 2015.

The Trophy Thief

Ben is a young soccer player who believes that winning his team's MVP trophy will solve his family problems. When he misses out on the award, he takes matters into his own hands. Runtime: 15 min. Year: 2015.

Imagination Game

A man plays an imagination game with his grandson and discovers a shocking secret. NSW premiere. Runtime: 6 min. Year: 2014.

Nan and a Whole Lot of Trouble

Nan, of Aboriginal and Irish descent, keeps a photo album of dead family members. Younger sister Min believes this morbid European tradition is culturally inappropriate. Told with warmth and humour, this short film tackles cultural taboos. World premiere. Runtime: 11 min. Year: 2015.



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