FLICKERFEST: Short film a platform for filmmakers
EMERGING storytellers and creative people often start their careers with short films.
They are a springboard filmmakers use to gain attention and attract funding for future feature films and television shows.
Flickerfest organiser Shane Rennie says short film is also a platform where successful names in the industry return to tell their independent stories without the pressure of investors and box office return.
At Mullumbimby Civic Hall later this month, selected highlights from the Flickerfest in Bondi - chosen from more than 2400 entries worldwide - and 16 finalists' shorts from nearly 60 entries from the Northern Rivers will be screened.
This selection from the Bondi Flickerfest will tour to 50-plus venues Australia-wide.
"Flickerfest is Australia's leading short film festival," Shane said.
"Our aim is to bring the best of short film from around the world to audiences across Australia to experience the best, freshest, most cutting-edge and entertaining short films on offer.
"We also aim to continue to be a platform for recognition and exposure of our emerging and experienced independent filmmakers both here and overseas.
"With my partner Bronwyn Kidd, we are always extremely excited to bring this first look at this selection of outstanding, acclaimed and award-winning short films from around the world to our local community every year."
For tickets, go to moshtix.com.au.
At Mullumbimby, the best of international shorts will be shown on Friday, January 27, at 8.30pm (opening night party starts 7.30pm); best of local shorts with Byron All Shorts on Saturday, January 28, at 4.30pm, best of Australian shorts at 8.30pm; and Short Laughs Comedy on Sunday, January 29, at 8.30pm.