A still from the film The Men That Come Still by Clare Sladden.
A still from the film The Men That Come Still by Clare Sladden.

Region’s shorts on show at festival

THE Northern Rivers selection of short films at this year’s Flickerfest have been announced.

The 29th Flickerfest International Short Film Festival was held in Sydney earlier this month. The local leg of the event runs from January 30 to February 1.

The Byron All Shorts will be held from 4pm on Saturday at Mullumbimby Civic Hall. Doors open 3pm: tickets $14 or $12 concession.

The films are:

  • Bob – 11min / SAE Byron Bay. 1980s Lismore, a young karate loving teen and break-dance-loving friend learn that family means many things.
  • Daryl / 16min / Broken Head. By Terry Bleakley. Daryl, a volunteer at the local Museum, was to produce a pictorial history of Bangalow. Following his disappearance, the local police sergeant tracked down the history which had never before been seen by the community … with good reason.
  • Finding Home / 13min / Clunes. By Catherine Marciniak. Not permitted to express her feelings as a child in the written word, Katka’s exquisite drawings are full of codes packed with memories and story that resonate with us all.
  • Home / 2.5min / Mullumbimby. By Jahvis Loveday & Joy Ben Hur. A girl must leave her home town, her family, her friends. Everything she remembers that was horrible, how the town was so small, everyone knew everyone, becomes the things she will miss the most.
  • Limitless / 9min / Mullumbimby. The story of Jezza Williams, from life as a rogue adventurer to a life-changing accident that left him a C5 tetraplegic.
  • Manus / 13.5min / Lennox Head. By Angus McDonald. Hear the stories of the men on Manus in their own words.
  • My Life To A Tee / 5min / Bangalow. By Karena and Peter Wynn-Moylan. A history of the arts from two lovers of the arts, depicted through the many T-shirts they have worn.
  • The Nightside / 11.5min / Bangalow. By Sophie Hexter. What would you do if you inherited a cancer gene?
  • Roulette / 6min / Suffolk Park. A women with multiple personalities plays a deadly game of chance.
  • The Men That Come / 4min / Broken Head. By Clare Sladden. A gothic allegory about the way society treats victims of violence and abuse.
  • Welcome To The Machine / 4.5min / The Channon. By David Lowe. Clara meets a machine that makes her feel like a winner. But with this machine, winning is impossible.
  • Wine Lake / 9.5min / Brunswick Heads. A chance encounter between a homeless Irish alcoholic and an artistic backpacker results in a most unlikely connection.

For further details and information on other sessions visit iQ.org.au.

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