Festival of flicks in Bangalow

I Could Be Your Grandmother is a French short film screening on the first night of Flickerfest.
I Could Be Your Grandmother is a French short film screening on the first night of Flickerfest.

It's movie time!

The 21st Flickerfest International Short Film Festival comes to the Bangalow A&I Hall from Friday to Sunday, January 20 to 22. The weekend also includes Byron All Shorts (local short film comp) and Flickerlab (workshop).

A huge number of entries (2200) were received by Flickerfest this year. About 100 of these were chosen, representing the most innovative, creative and cutting-edge short films being produced in the world today. Flickerfest is Australia's only Academy-accredited and BAFTA-recognised short film festival. The Northern Rivers is the first stop on its 37-venue national tour.

The films will screen over the three nights from 8.30pm. Tickets for opening night (a party!) are $20/17, and for Saturday and Sunday, $15/12. They're available from Barebones Artspace in Bangalow, All Music & Vision stores in Ballina, Lismore and Byron, and at the door. A festival weekend pass will cost you $40/35.

Also screening as part of the weekend cinematic festivities is Byron All Shorts - the Northern Rivers Short Film Competition.

The finalists will be screened on Saturday (January 21) at 5pm and the winners will be awarded on Sunday (January 22) at 8pm. Tickets are $8/5. (Entry is free if you have a festival weekend pass.)

For aspiring and practising filmmakers Flickerfest will also host the Flickerlab workshop at the Bangalow A&I Hall on Saturday (January 21) from 2.30-4.30pm.

Flickerlab presents the latest film trends, plus tips and skills that you need to develop your creative idea and turn it into a film reality. The workshop shows how to build a successful and sustainable career in the film industry. Industry practitioners will give you insights into production and distribution routes for emerging filmmakers. This is an intensive networking opportunity and a chance to improve your knowledge and skills.

Workshop cost is $10/8.

For more information on the Flickerfest event go to

For Flickerlab enquiries email

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