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Flickerfest

IT'S TIME TO GRAB the popcorn and pull up a deck chair – Flickerfest is back!

Australia’s largest short film festival is making a pitstop at Deckchair Cinema this month as part of its national tour across the country, showcasing the crème de la crème in Australian and international short films.

Held annually in January over 10 days in Bondi, Flickerfest Festival is Australia’s leading Academy qualifying and BAFTA recognised short film festival. More than 3,500 short films are submitted each year, the best selected to screen at the 10-day festival before being shortlisted further for the national tour, which was originally planned to tour the country in April.

This month, Top End audiences are treated to two special programs – the Best of Australian Shorts and Short Laughs Comedy.

Highlights in the Best of Australian Shorts includes a film close to home. Djuwalpada is the story of Yolŋu songman Daniel Wilfred from southeast Arnhem Land, who shares his culture to keep it alive.

Daniel travels the world sharing his manikay (ceremonial song), and Djuwalpada is his story about the strength of culture and the power of collaboration.

The Short Laughs Comedy program is set to inspire a serious case of the giggles with the funniest international shorts getting around.

Set in KFC, Korea’s fantastic animation Division Series sees Donald Trump battle it out against other world leaders in a game of cards. The bounty? The last bucket of chicken.

Don’t miss your chance to catch this entertaining, inspiring and hilarious night of film.


Flickerfest International Short Film Festival Tour
WHEN
FRI 3 JUL | BEST OF AUSTRALIAN SHORTS, 7.30PM | SHORT LAUGHS COMEDY, 9.30PM
AT DECKCHAIR CINEMA
COST SINGLE SESSION $16, $12 CONC, $8 CHILD | DOUBLE SESSION $24, $18 CONC
INFO flickerfest.com.au/tour/darwin

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