FLiCKERFEST

Best Of Australian Shorts – 2020 Tour

this programme is a specially curated selection of highlights from Flickerfest’s Australian Academy® Accredited competition programmes in Bondi 2020.

Flickerfest, celebrating 29 years bringing you the Best of Australian ‘Electrifying Short Films’!

*This programme contains mature themes & is not recommended for children under 15. Classification: Children under 15yrs must be accompanied by an adult.

Rebooted

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
It’s not easy for a movie-star to age, especially when you’re a stop motion animated skeleton monster.

Director: Michael Shanks
Writer: Michael Shanks
Producer: Nicholas Colla, Chris Hocking/LateNite Films
Runtime: 13min
Year: 2019
Country: Australia

This Perfect Day

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
Jules, a wayward youth, walks into a music store. This could be the day that changes their life.

Director: Lydia Rui
Writer: Lydia Rui
Producer: Olivia Cheung
Runtime: 7min
Year: 2018
Country: Australia

A Day In Your Life

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
A meditation on homelessness, A Day In Your Life is quiet, thoughtful and deeply human, it is a gentle look at the world around us and the people pushed to its margins.

Director: Milena Bennett
Writer: Milena Bennett
Producer: Emma Diaz
Runtime: 17min
Year: 2018
Country: Australia

Featherweight

Tas takes up boxing in an effort to get away from her unstable mother and get closer to her estranged father.

Director: Sam Lara
Writer: David Vincent Smith
Producer: Jess Parker
Runtime: 13min
Year: 2019
Country: Australia

The Egg

Under the punishing and watchful eye of an elderly woman, a young girl, bored and lonely in a world of foreign suburbia, becomes determined to claim a larger Easter egg as her own.

Director: Jane Cho
Writer: Jane Cho
Producer: Jane Cho, Ilana Lazar
Runtime: 10min
Year: 2019
Country: Australia

Utopia

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
A man returns to his country after decades abroad only to discover a society where there are more freedoms inside prison than outside it. Desperate, but unable to escape, the brave act of one woman gives him his freedom.

Director: Kosta Nikas
Writer: Kosta Nikas
Producer: Kosta Nikas, Aaron Bush, Rishi Shukla
Runtime: 15min
Year: 2019
Country: Australia

The Complex

WORLD PREMIERE
While moving into a new apartment, a young woman must content with the advances of a neighbour. A taut social drama, The Complex is an exploration of the patriarchal bear-trap that is modern gender relations.

Director: Dane McCusker
Writer: Dane McCusker
Producer: Jessica Murphy, Chris Squadrito, Jamie Lewis
Runtime: 15min
Year: 2019
Country: Australia

For The Girl In The Coffee Shop

NSW PREMIERE
To get his book published, a hopeless romantic must divulge his true feelings to his muse; the only problem is that he’s never actually spoken to her before.

Director: Rebekah Jackson
Writer: Rebekah Jackson
Producer: Rebekah Jackson, Elaine Beckett
Runtime: 9min
Year: 2019
Country: Australia

Chicken

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
All Barbara wants to do is watch the Simpsons, but her recent migrated mum has just been overcharged at the local shops, and its up to Barbara to sort it out. As usual.

Director: Alana Hicks
Writer: Alana Hicks
Producer: Sleena Wilson
Runtime: 10min
Year: 2019
Country: Australia