The cream of the country’s short film crop is splashed across the Deckchair Cinema screen early this month, as Flickerfest returns to the Top End with a special 30th anniversary showcase.
By Tierney White
After a short hiatus in 2020, Flickerfest Director Bronwyn Kidd says they’re excited to take the show on the road.
“Flickerfest is thrilled to be on the road again, as COVID restrictions ease, bringing our incredible short films handpicked from over 2700 entries and our extra special programme of Indigenous shorts, curated by award-winning NT filmmaker Dylan River, to the big screen at the Deckchair,” she says.
“Flickerfest has been touring to the Deckchair now for over 10 years, and we can’t wait to share this year’s awesome highlights with our passionate audiences in the NT.”
Kicking off this short and sweet celebration is the Best of Australian Shorts. Roborovski is a highlight, as actors Tilda Cobham-Hervey and Dev Patel (Lion) step behind the lens to direct this animated short about an adorable miniature hamster seeking revenge.
To celebrate NAIDOC Week, the Best of Indigenous Shorts programme presents an incredible collection of some of our most talented and creative Indigenous filmmakers from over the past 30 years of Flickerfest. This talent-packed program includes Nana by revered Australian film director, screenwriter and cinematographer Warwick Thornton, and the hilarious short, Nulla Nulla, directed by Thornton’s son, Dylan River.
Don’t miss your chance to see some of the Australia’s small but mighty cinematic gems on the big screen.
Thumbnail & header: Nana
Bottom: Nulla Nulla