Film, Film festivals
Flickerfest amphitheater shows a woman at the beach on screen
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[Sponsored] Catch some of the most innovative, provocative and wildly entertaining short films made in Melbourne at this leading short film festival

Now in its 28th year and bigger than ever, Flickerfest is an annual distillation of the best short filmmaking in the world. Flickerfest remains the only short film festival in the country where prize winners obtain eligibility for consideration in both the Academy Awards and the BAFTAs.

The 2019 Flickerfest season launched in Sydney and will be touring the rest of the country to 50+ venues. In Melbourne, the Palace Kino will screen the Best of Victorian Shorts program, selected from official competitions at Flickerfest, and screening for one night only (February 13) followed by a fully catered after party. The nine shorts screening include the only Australian film shortlisted for an Oscar this year, the tearjerking animation 'Lost & Found'; the Palme D'Or-winning 'All These Creatures'; distopian thriller 'The Hunt'; and the incredible 'Trollbridge', an ambitious work bringing author Terry Pratchett's Discworld to cinematic life.

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, with Darren Gilshenan steeping into the shoes of Paul Hogan. 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 Gala. The trailer features Tai Hara, James Fraser, Chantelle Jamieson and Marcus Graham as the Joker.

Tickets are on sale now.


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