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Catch some of the globe's most innovative and entertaining short films

Now in its 26th year and bigger than ever, Flickerfest is an annual distillation and celebration of the best short filmmaking from all around the world.

More than 2,400 entries have been whittled down to a tight line-up of short films for the Melbourne edition of the Bondi-born festival. Wednesday 15th Windows on Europe boasts a host of award-winning international shorts, including 2017 Academy Award nominated Time Code. Thursday 16th promises an opportunity to rub shoulders with a host of local filmmakers at the 'Best of Melbourne' screening and After Party. Do not miss this special programme with standout films Messiah, directed by Damian Walshe-Howling, starring David Gulpilil and Lorne directed by Jesse Leaman, starring Guy Pearce.

Flickerfest is the only short film festival in the country where prize winners obtain eligibility for consideration in both the Academy Awards and the BAFTAs.

A highlight of Flickerfest every year is the Flickerfest trailer, which always riffs on a famous movie or star. Last year it was Marilyn Monroe, and the year before that 007.

The new trailer, by director Dena Curtis, has a Wizard of Oz theme and stars Miranda Tapsell and an all-Indigenous cast:

Flickerfest 2017 Festival Trailer from Flickerfest on Vimeo.

By: Time Out Promotions

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