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Best of International Short Films & Best of Australian Short Films 

Celebrating 29 years, FLiCKERFEST is Australia’s leading Academy® Award accredited and BAFTArecognised Short Film Festival, and the country’s largest Australian & International short film competition, screening the best of shorts from Australia and around the world, hand-picked from 3,500 entries. FLiCKERFEST screens for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach in January 2020, with selected highlights touring Australia on a 50+ venue national tour from January - May. FLiCKERFEST remains a platform for celebrating the most entertaining and innovative short filmmaking from Australia and around the world. 



Best of Australian Short Films Program 




It’s not easy for a movie-star to age, especially when you’re a stop motion animated skeleton monster.
view Rebooted trailer

Director: Michael Shanks
Writer: Michael Shanks
Producer: Nicholas Colla, Chris Hocking/LateNite Films
Runtime: 13min
Year: 2019
Country: Australia
This Perfect Day 

Jules, a wayward youth, walks into a music store. This could be the day that changes their life- AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Director: Lydia Rui
Writer: Lydia Rui
Producer: Olivia Cheung
Runtime: 7min
Year: 2018
Country: Australia
A Day in Your Life 

A meditation on homelessness, A Day In Your Life is quiet, thoughtful and deeply human, it is a gentle look at the world around us and the people pushed to its margins.

Director: Milena Bennett
Writer: Milena Bennett
Producer: Emma Diaz
Runtime: 17min
Year: 2018
Country: Australia

Tas takes up boxing in an effort to get away from her unstable mother and get closer to her estranged father.

Director: Sam Lara
Writer: David Vincent Smith
Producer: Jess Parker
Runtime: 13min
Year: 2019
Country: Australia
The Egg 

Under the punishing and watchful eye of an elderly woman, a young girl, bored and lonely in a world of foreign suburbia, becomes determined to claim a larger Easter egg as her own.

Director: Jane Cho
Writer: Jane Cho
Producer: Jane Cho, Ilana Lazar
Runtime: 10min
Year: 2019
Country: Australia

A man returns to his country after decades abroad only to discover a society where there are more freedoms inside prison than outside it. Desperate, but unable to escape, the brave act of one woman gives him his freedom.

Director: Kosta Nikas
Writer: Kosta Nikas
Producer: Kosta Nikas, Aaron Bush, Rishi Shukla
Runtime: 15min
Year: 2019
Country: Australia
The Complex 

While moving into a new apartment, a young woman must content with the advances of a neighbour. A taut social drama, The Complex is an exploration of the patriarchal bear-trap that is modern gender relations.

Director: Dane McCusker
Writer: Dane McCusker
Producer: Jessica Murphy, Chris Squadrito, Jamie Lewis
Runtime: 15min
Year: 2019
Country: Australia
For the Girl in the Coffee Shop 

To get his book published, a hopeless romantic must divulge his true feelings to his muse; the only problem is that he’s never actually spoken to her before.

Director: Rebekah Jackson
Writer: Rebekah Jackson
Producer: Rebekah Jackson, Elaine Beckett
Runtime: 9min
Year: 2019
Country: Australia

All Barbara wants to do is watch the Simpsons, but her recent migrated mum has just been overcharged at the local shops, and its up to Barbara to sort it out. As usual.
view Chicken trailer

Director: Alana Hicks
Writer: Alana Hicks
Producer: Sleena Wilson
Runtime: 10min
Year: 2019
Country: Australia

 Best of International Shorts Program will be released soon. 

Buy Tickets
Sat, 15 Feb 2020 06:00 PM 15 Feb 06:00PM Buy Tickets
Armitage Centre

All Tickets                     $15.00 

Empire Cardholders     Free



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