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Film, Film festivals Palace James Street Cinemas , Fortitude Valley Friday February 22 2019
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[Sponsored] Top Australian and international short films arrive on tour from Sydney's famous festival

Seeking something different from a night out at the movies? Flickerfest is Australia's annual distillation of the best short filmmaking in the world and Australia's only Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA recognised short film festival.

More than 2,700 entries were whittled down to a tight line-up for the January festival at Bondi Pavilion, Sydney. Now a selection of those films – the Best of Australian and the EU Short Film Showcase programs – arrives in Brisbane at the Palace James Street Cinemas for two nights only.

The Best Of Australian Shorts program features shorts from some of Australia's brightest filmmakers, including the Cannes Palme D'Or winner, 'All These Creatures' and local Queensland short films, the intimate and intriguing 'Papercut' and the highly crafted horror short 'Post Mortem Mary'. The session will be followed by a fully catered after party where you can meet the filmmakers and the festival director over a glass of wine.

Flickerfest is also thrilled to present its EU Short Film Showcase program on February 22, a selection of film gems from across the European Continent. Highlights include 'Untravel', the Academy Award short-listed stop-motion animation from Serbia and Slovakia, and two Flickerfest 2019 award-winning shorts – 'Between the Shadows' from Portugal, which took out the SAE Qantm Award for Best Use of Digital Technology in a Short Film, and 'Best Game Ever' from Academy Award-winning director Kristóf Deák from Hungary, which was awarded European Union Delegation in Australia Award for Best EU Short Film.

Tickets for both sessions are on sale now.

A highlight of Flickerfest every year is the Flickerfest trailer, which always riffs on a famous movie or star. Last year's trailer was a spin on 'Crocodile' Dundee. This year, the classic 1960s dynamic duo, Batman and Robin, team up with Batgirl as they try to defeat the Joker, who wants to destroy the Flickerfest tour. The trailer features Tai Hara, James Fraser, Chantelle Jamieson and Marcus Graham as the Joker.
Venue name: Palace James Street Cinemas
Address: 39 James St
Fortitude Valley
Price: $18-$40
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