Flickerfest, Australia’s largest Short Film Festival, is excited to be bringing its National Tour back to Sun Pictures, Broome showcasing the Best of Australian Shorts and Best of Indigenous Shorts programmes. The programmes present a selection of entertaining, inspiring and award-winning films specially chosen to give Broome audiences the first look at the hottest shorts from across Australia.
Highlights from the Best of Australian Shorts include the fabulous Roborovski, which won The Yoram Gross Award For Best Australian Animation at Flickerfest 2021 by acclaimed actors Tilda Cobham-Hervey and Dev Patel who step behind the camera to direct this animated short about an adorable miniature hamster seeking revenge, penned by Oscar nominated writer John Collee (Happy Feet). WA shorts also shine including the stunning and thought provoking ‘Wirun’, co-written and starring young Perth Noongar women Ebony McGuire and directed by Chad O’Brien also from Perth. ‘A young indigenous girl must dig deep to own her performance of a Shakespearean sonnet for her high school drama class’ and the super delightful and heartwarming ‘Sparkles’ directed by Jacqueline Pelczar, written and acted by Tina Fielding and starring acclaimed WA indigenous actor Gary Cooper about two characters who make an unlikely friendship in a WA outback town, teaching us all to not be afraid to celebrate who we are.
Flickerfest is also thrilled to be screening our much loved Best of Indigenous Shorts, at Sun Pictures presenting an incredible collection of some of our most talented and creative indigenous filmmakers from over the past 30 years of Flickerfest. Curated by award winning filmmaker and Flickerfest alumni Dylan River (Robbie Hood), from films that have influenced his own successful filmmaking practise, the programme presents a soulful, funny and inspiring range of stories. Highlights include spectacular award winning shorts that have influenced the success, direction and profile of Indigenous filmmaking in Australia including ‘Plains Empty’ from 2005, by Bec Cole with cinematography by Warwick Thornton and starring the Broome born and raised AACTA nominated actress Ngaire Pigram (Mystery Road) in one of her first roles. Dena Curtis’s 2009 short ‘Jacob’, stars WA actors Ningali Lawford (Rabbit Proof Fence, Last Cab To Darwin) and the AFI Award winning David Ngoombujarra. Erica Glynn’s 1998 short ‘My Bed Your Bed’ stars Noongar actor Trevor Jamieson (Cleverman) and Ursula Yovich (Top End Wedding, Redfern Now) alongside Dylan Rivers own award-winning short starring Wayne Blair (The Sapphires, Top End Wedding ) ‘Nulla Nulla’.
Tour Date: Friday 27 August
Doors Open: 5.45pm
Venue: Sun Pictures 08 9192 1077