SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
4 January 2015
Flickerfest – shaken and stirred
Everybody’s favorite spy will be celebrated at Australia’s largest short-film competition, Flickerfest, which kicks off on January 9 at Bondi. Festival director Bronwyn Kidd says the theme of this year’s event, “Licensed to Thrill”, has resulted in “a smorgasbord of shorts on offer encompassing boundless creativity and pocket-sized inspiring storytelling”.
Among the famous faces supporting our future cinema stars of tomorrow is Jackie Weaver, who plays a foul-mouthed old lady in Florence has Left the Building, directed by Mirrah Foulkes. Brian May, the guitarist from Queen, makes a cameo in another short film.
Kidd says judges received more than 2400 entries from 70 countries, and handpicked the top 100 to screen at Flickerfest. It will include a tribute to the Oscars with statue-winning favourites of the past few years, Flickerkids For Shorties and a quirky trip through modern romance with Love Bites. The festival is in its 24th year and continues to attract global attention. In previous years there have been tributes to The Blues Brothers, Jaws and Star Wars.
Flickerfest plays at Bondi Pavilion from January 9 to 18 then will tour Australia until May. Partaking in Bond’s favorite tipple after the screening is recommended – shaken, not stirred, of course.
Flickerfest brings its ‘Short Films – Licensed To Thrill’ into the Northern Rivers from the 23rd to the 25th January, for it’s 17th year screening a smorgasbord of short films; along with Byron All Shorts finalists, audiences will experience the best of short films from the Byron Region, Australia and around the World over 3 days at the A & i Hall Bangalow. More info: www.iQ.org.au
FLiCKERFEST 2015 & Byron All Shorts
24th International Short Film Festival
Australia’s leading Academy®Accredited & BAFTA recognised short film festival
Fri 23rd – Sun 25th, January 2015
A&I Hall, Bangalow
Best Of International 3 – http://flickerfest.com.au/programme/2015-international-3/
The third of five programmes featuring the best of International short films in competition.
Screening: Wed 14 Jan, 8.45pm
Duration: 114 min
Classification: under 15 yrs to be w/adult
One Night In Hell
A ground-breaking stereoscopic animation short that tells the story of a skeleton’sjourney into Hell and the chaos he finds there.
Director: James Hall, Jason Jameson Writer: James Hall, Jason Jameson Producer: Paul Laikin, Jim Beach, Brian May, Denis Pellerin
Running Time: 7 min
If you haven’t seen the 3 Trailers – check out HERE