Flickerfest Arrives in Perth at Luna Outdoor Cinema on 29 February

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Flickerfest is back for 2024, in a new venue, the Luna Outdoor Cinema, kicking off their 3-day festival of short films under the stars, Thursday 29th February to Saturday 2nd March.

This years smorgasbord of over 30 incredible short films are handpicked from a record 3,400 entries received for Flickerfest’s Academy® and BAFTA Qualifying short film festival screened recently in Bondi and Perth audiences are amongst the first in Australia to experience the best of Flickerfest on tour.

Highlights enjoying their Perth & WA premieres include much loved festival award winners and favourites handpicked to excite and inspire our local audiences with the best Australian and international short films the world has to offer, screening alongside exciting, fresh local talent.

Thursday 29th February, doors open at 6.45pm; raise a glass to 28 years of Flickerfest in Perth at the festival’s Opening night drinks with delicious Gage Roads craft beer, Rosnay organic wine and sumptuous snacks included. Thursday 29 February 7.45pm shines a spotlight on the incredible short film talent that exists in our emerging Australian industry with a host of Australian stories honoring our unique identity and culture with our Best Of Australian Shorts programme. Highlights include Cold Water, starring industry legend Bruce Spence, winner of AFTRS Best Original Script at Flickerfest 2024 and the winner of the Panasonic Award For Best Australian Short Film (Academy Qualifying) the stunning choreographic short Yeah The Boys that takes a whimsical, hard but heartfelt look at Australian male drinking culture, beautifully enhanced by a stunning original soundtrack from the Avalanches.

Joining them are 6 outstanding WA films fresh from their premieres at Flickerfest Bondi including, moving father/son drama From Esperance To Fremantle by William Sebastian Turner, delightful family film, Raising Thunder by director Kaleb Mc Kenna, chilling one shot, gal pal horror Bad Vibrations produced by and starring Annabel McLean, First Nations ghost story Featherfoot,by Willow Ware and Ryan Graeme Allen, Noongar women Tace Stephens insightful short documentary To Be Silent and the Ai thriller Fences, starring award winning WA actor Meyne Wyatt and the legendary Colin Friels.

Friday 1st March 7.45pm take a trip around the world with the Best Of International Shorts programme. Amongst a host of international highlights enjoying their Australian premieres are the delightful Last Days Of Summer from award winning Himalayan filmmaker Shenzin Tangkong, hilarious swedish comedy on political correctness The Film Might Be White and moving UK drama My Week With Maisy, starring a tear-jerking performance from queen of the stage and screen Joanna Lumley.

Saturday 2nd March 7.45pm, clever comedy also brings joy to the big screen with the Short Laughs Comedy programme of off-kilter Flickerfest shorts from at home and around the world. Highlights include, the delightfully quirky Irish short Cantata about a man whose life is upended when his only means to communicate is song and the delightful UK short Linda by comedian Joe Lycett, about a woman whose tall tales and colorful life seem too good to be true.

WHAT: Flickerfest 2024 – Best of Australian Shorts, Best of International Shorts, Short Laughs Comedy

WHERE: Luna Outdoor Cinema

PRICE: $22 / $17con/ $16mem/senior (per night)

WHEN: Thurs 29th February, Fri 1st & Sat 2nd March | Doors open 6.45pm | Films 7.45 pm

TICKETS & INFO: flickerfest.com.au/tour/perth/

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