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Flickerfest is touring the Territory with yet another tasty platter of short films by the most talented filmmakers from Australia and around the world.

In its 24th year, the home grown Academy Accredited international short film festival has Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs on its itinerary, with a program of award-winning short films handpicked from over 2400 entries. 

From animation to comedy and flat-out suspense thrillers, everyone’s sure to walk away sated. There’s two programs on offer – Best of Australian Shorts and Best of International Shorts – and according to Festival Director Bronwyn Kidd, you don’t want to miss any of it.

“It really is an exceptional range of short films that are truly independent and unique,” said Kidd.

Kidd says Flickerfest has built strong connections with the Territory over the years, and the 2017 Australian selection reflects this with films like Black Chook by talented young Alice Springs director Dylan River, and Messiah, starring legendary actor David Gulpilil. This year Darwin’s own Miranda Tapsell is festival ambassador and main star in the always-popular festival trailer, which was directed by the celebrated Dena Curtis from Tennant Creek. 

Once you’ve finished feasting on all that talented Aussie storytelling, the international line-up awaits. From Canada to Algeria, this is the cream of the crop from around the globe including Academy Award nominated Spanish short Timecode and Nocturne in Black, made by Lebanese director Jimmy Keyrouz on a student budget, about rebuilding a piano destroyed by Jihadists in Syria. 

In her 20th year as Festival Director, Kidd says she still relishes the chance to support independent storytelling and bring it to audiences. 
“Short films are outside the commercial concerns of the box office. So every year we get to see such amazing, diverse entries from around the globe. They’re truly made out of a passion for creative storytelling.”

See the event listing.

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