Film fanatics set to flock to Flickerfest at the Judith Wright Centre

Film fanatics set to flock to Flickerfest at the Judith Wright Centre

Who likes short shorts? We like short shorts … of the motion picture variety. Australia’s leading short-film festival, Flickerfest, is back with a bang and promises to deliver three consecutive nights of pure entertainment.

From February 11–13, film buffs are invited to celebrate ‘25 years of Hot Shorts’ as part of Flickerfest 2016: 25th International Short Film Festival. Presented by Flickerfest and Judith Wright Centre, the programme will feature a specially curated selection of the best Australian and international short films from the past quarter-century. One of the Australian films to be rolled out tonight (February 11) is The Meek from Brisbane-based film makers Studio Joho. This original animated short, which features narration by Myf Warhurst and a beautiful score by The Cat Empire’s Ollie McGill, follows the story of a very small girl trying to quit a very big habit.

International shorts to be featured across February 12–13 include: Amelia and Duarte (Portugal/Germany) – a story of two people who fell out of love; Balcony (United Kingdom) – a forbidden love story set in a neighbourhood rife with racial tension; and Catwalk (Sweden) – a coming-of-age tale featuring Ella, a fashion-obsessed tween.

Head to The French Food Shop for a pre-show bite or Barbara for a tipple after the screening.

To find out more about what’s on in Brisbane, head to our Event Guide.

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