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Flickerfest, celebrating 30 years bringing you the Best of Australian Shorts ‘Great Short Film Never Dies’!

Celebrating 30 years, Flickerfest is Australia’s only Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA-Recognised 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 2,700 entries.

The Best Of Australian Shorts tour programme is a specially curated selection of highlights from Flickerfest’s Australian Academy® Qualifying competition programmes in Bondi 2021.



The Best Of Australian Shorts Programme Griffith 2021

RoborovskiRoborovski follows an eponymous thimble sized hamster, who spends his days in Marvin’s Pet Shop, hoping to find a family.  However, when he is constantly overlooked by the people and animals around him, his seething resentment and intense jealousy soon takes hold and the murderous side of little Roborovski is released. NSW PREMIERE. Director: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Dev Patel Writer: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Dev Patel, John Collee Producer: Jomon Tomas, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Dev Patel Runtime: 15min

The End, The BeginningIn the picture-book town of Collector, a young girl and her gang of rogue environmentalists are trying to save the planet as the world goes into lockdown. The main target of the rebellion? The girl’s very own father. AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE. Director: Archie Chew Writer: Samuel Herriman Producer: Alicia Easaw-Mamutil Runtime: 15min

SparklesA 30-something-year-old Down Syndrome woman leaves her past behind, and runs away from a small country town, heading towards the city.  Along her journey, she makes an unlikely friendship with a Drag Queen from the Outback, teaching us all not to be afraid to celebrate who we are. WORLD PREMIERE. Director: Jacqueline Pelczar Writer: Tina Fielding Producer: Cody Greenwood Runtime: 13min

This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of UsTwo rival pickpockets clash in an increasingly risky game of cat-&-mouse. WORLD PREMIERE. Director: D.C. Fairhurst Writer: D.C. Fairhurst Producer: Lucy Green, D.C. Fairhurst Runtime: 7min

System ErrorEvery day, George works his job at a dingy convenience store, desperately hoping for a friend – but George is also an immobile robotic service unit, and immobile service units do not have friends.  Not yet anyway. NSW PREMIERE. Director: Matt Vesely Writer: Matt Vesely Producer: Kirsty Stark Runtime: 13min

The Exit PlanIn an overpopulated future, an elderly woman is visited by a young government official to ensure she is complying with the government’s new “Exit Plan” policy, but, when he interrogates her further he soon realizes she has her own ‘plan’ for him. WORLD PREMIERE. Director: Angus Wilkinson Writer: Ella Cook Producer: James Buckingham Runtime: 14min

Furlough: FURLOUGH follows a day-in-the-life of two sisters, 16 and 17, who embark on an adventure tiptoeing the line between freedom and responsibility.  What appears to be a dangerous game of living on the edge, is really about making the most of the fleeting, precious moments we have here on this earth. AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE. Director: Phoebe Tonkin Writer: Phoebe Tonkin Producer: Jessica Carrera Runtime: 17min

Wirun: A young Indigenous girl must dig deep to own her performance of a Shakespearean sonnet for her high school drama class. NSW PREMIERE. Director: Chad O’Brien Writer: Ebony McGuire, Chad O’Brien Producer: Jemma Douglas Runtime: 9min

Jump: Jump is a darkly comedic story about the importance of human interaction that unfolds in the most unlikely of places. Director: Isaac Brown, Writer: Harry Borland, Producer: Jake Speer, Runtime: 7min

Show Details

Saturay 20 March 7.30PM
Genre: Short Films
Duration: 110 minutes (including interval)
Ticket price includes a free beverage and a slice of pizza at interval.
Children under 15yrs must be accompanied by an adult.

Ticket Prices

(Please note all tickets will incur $1.50 per ticket processing fee)

Adult: $25
Member: $20

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