Show us ya shorts!

Jane (Lisa Henley) and her ex-boyfriend (Damian de Montemas) seem to have some unresolved issues in Hold Please an Australian short film making its Aussie premiere at Flickerfest which screens at Bangalow this weekend.

Well, Flickerfest a short film festival returns to the North Coast for its ninth year with three programs over three nights, this Friday to Sunday, January 19-21, at Bangalow A&I Hall, from 8.30pm.

There are about 30 films over the three nights from 15 countries.

Friday and Saturday nights showcase the very best in world short films including Sniffer which won the Palme dOr at Cannes in 2006 and Hold Please an Australian film about a suicidal woman who calls a helpline only to become enmeshed in the automated phone menu madness. Saturday will be the Australian premiere screening of Hold Please.

Sundays screening features the Hiroshima International Animation program with animated shorts from one of the most respected animation festivals on the planet.

Flickerfest is Australias only Academy-accredited short film festival, making its films eligible for Oscar consideration.

Tickets are $12/10 per night (or $30/25 for the three nights) and available from Barebones Artspace in Bangalow, All Music and Vision in Byron, Ballina and Lismore, and at the door.

For the full program and more info visit www.IQ.org.au.


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