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.