All Shorts at Flickerfest
It’s almost time for the 19th annual Flickerfest Short Film Festival, which this year will be held in conjunction with the Byron All Shorts 2010 Film Competition. On the weekend of January 22-24, the Bangalow A&I Hall will be filled with short film aficionados keen to see the latest offerings from not only local filmmakers but also international creators.
The Flickerfest official selection this year comprises 45 Australian films, 39 international films and 13 documentaries which were chosen from 1600 entries. The Australian films to be screened include The Clearing, Franswa Sharl and Drownin, and all films are no longer than 35 minutes in length. On Friday and Saturday nights, the international selections will be screened, with the Australian shorts to be screened on Sunday night.
Doors open from 7.30pm each night, with films starting at 8.30pm. Friday’s opening night tickets cost $20/15, and a selection of organic wine will be available. Saturday or Sunday tickets cost $15/10, or a season pass costs $35/30.
The second annual Northern Rivers short film competition ‘Byron All Shorts’ celebrates the filmmaking talent in the Northern Rivers region and encourages audiences to experience the many local stories that are produced in the region each year. These shorts will be screened on Saturday, January 23, at 5pm, with the announcement of the winner to be made on Sunday, January 24 prior to the Flickerfest screening. Tickets cost $8/5 and are included as part of the Flickerfest three-day pass.
Food and drinks will be available at the festival and all movie goers are encouraged to arrive early and to bring a cushion (the chairs are hard).
Tickets are available from Barebones Artspace (Bangalow – no BF), All Music and Vision (Byron, Ballina, Lismore + BF) or at the door.
Freebie: To go into the draw to win a double pass to Flickerfest, phone 6622 2888 next Monday, January 11, between 10.15 and 10.30am and tell us what the maximum length is for short films in Flickerfest.