International Short Film Festival, Flickerfest returns to Adelaide at the Mercury Cinema on Saturday 2nd February to screen the best short films from Australia and around the world.
Celebrating 28 years, Flickerfest is Australia’s leading Academy Award accredited and BAFTA-recognised Short Film Festival, and the country’s largest Australian & International short film competition screening hand-picked films from 2,700 entries.
Flickerfest returns to the Mercury Cinema with the Best Of Australian Shorts & the Best Of International Shorts, curated from the Flickerfest Australian & International programmes in competition at Bondi.
Highlights from the programme include Adelaide’s own Hard Rubbish, Directed by Stephen Packer. A coming-of-age short, Hard Rubbish follows the escapades of a group of Image conscious 15-year old boys as their late-night vandalism excursion to the local private school, turns into a reckoning with the local gang and unravelling series of unfortunate events.
The Best Of International Shorts begins at 6pm on the 2nd February. The line-up includes Best Game Ever (Hungary), when two CCTV technicians find out about an AI machine threatening their jobs; they must get out of their chairs to beat the system. A Target(Finland) follows a husband who takes the law into his own hands and plans to make a video to shame a man who has done his family wrong.
Highlights from the Best of Australian Shorts at 8.30pm on 2nd February include Home, tormented by the news that they bear, two men from town watch over a family whose lives are about to change forever. Ghostbear follows a polar bear cub wandering through the arctic wasteland in search of his place in the world and his birthplace in the stars and Desert Dash, Opals are now the currency for survival in the game of Desert Dash. When a feisty heroine gets the opportunity to ‘level up’ there is no choice but to win. Game On.
This is a one-off chance to see these amazing short films before they continue their journey around the world; expect to experience the best in short filmmaking Australia and the world has on offer.
Flickerfest – Kapowerful Short Films, Saturday 2 February, Mercury Cinema
6.00pm – Best Of International Shorts – 2019 Tour – $15/ $12con – Full Program
8.30pm – Best Of Australian Shorts – 2019 Tour – $15/ $12con – Full Program
Tickets and info: www.mercurycinema.org.au Ph (08) 8410 1934