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Cinephiles and movie buffs rejoice, Flickerfest is back! Australia’s leading Academy qualifying and BAFTA recognised short film festival, this year's Flickerfest received a record 3,200 entries whittled down to just 60. 

By Kate Conway

Program Director Bronwyn Kidd says the chance to be featured on the big screen is an important opportunity for filmmakers.

“Filmmakers are really keen to get into Flickerfest and have that selection as a platform to further their careers. They need to be discovered by audiences, and audiences need an opportunity to meet these wonderful filmmakers.”

Top Enders are treated to two special programs, the Best of Australian Shorts and Short Laughs Comedy. While the comedy offerings may be short and sweet in length, they’re big on laughs.

Territory talent is showcased with two NT short films on the Australian shorts program. Kukaputji (The Hunter) is a clever stop-motion animation put together by Tjanpi Desert Weavers Cultural Director Yanyangkari, Roma Butler, and animator Jonathon Daw. Intricate and insightful, the story is told in Pitjantjatjara language and follows an Aηangu woman on a day hunting in the bush.

The Wardrobe is a relatable and funny short film and a totally Territorian project. Written, directed, and produced by Darwinites Kate Wyvill and Sarah Price, it features a talented Territory cast and crew.

Wyvill is attending both screenings to talk about the film and filmmaking in the NT, and Kidd says this interaction between audiences and filmmakers is a highlight of the touring festival.

“Filmmakers on tour have been getting lots of messages personally from audiences around the country, which has been a great thrill for them. To get that feedback and know that the films are resonating with audiences, that’s really what it’s all about,” she says.

With a bespoke program curated especially for the NT leg of the tour, Flickerfest presents a unique and inspiring night of cinematic excellence not to be missed.


Flickerfest
Katherine
WHEN THU 13 JUL | 7-9PM
AT KATHERINE CINEMA 3
COST $16 | $12 MEMB

Darwin
WHEN SAT 22 JUL | 7PM & 9PM
AT DECKCHAIR CINEMA
COST $18 | $14 CONC $10 MEMB/CHILD | $42 FAM

INFO flickerfest.com.au

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