Film, Film festivals
Flickerfest amphitheater shows a woman at the beach on screen
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Top Australian and international short films arrive on tour from Sydney's famous festival

Now in its 27th year and bigger than ever, Flickerfest is both Australia's original open-air cinema and an annual distillation of the best short filmmaking in the world.

More than 2,400 entries were whittled down to a tight line-up of 100 short films for the January festival at Bondi Pavilion, Sydney. Now a selection of those films – the Best of Australian and the Best of International programs – arrives at the Palace Centro Cinemas for two days only.

The Best Of Australian Shorts program features shorts from some of Queensland’s brightest emerging filmmakers. 
A highlight of Flickerfest every year is the Flickerfest trailer, which always riffs on a famous movie or star. Last year it had a Wizard of Oz theme with an all-Indigenous cast. The year before it was Marilyn Monroe, and before that 007.