When it comes to cinema, there's something rather cool about being ahead of the curve, watching the latest and greatest flicks unfold on the silver screen well before anyone else. Well, at Flickerfest Short Film Festival you can do just that. Yep, break out the popcorn, the internationally acclaimed festival is back. After its official launch in Sydney earlier this year, it's headed up north, and there's a swag of world premieres on the bill.
This year, the folks at Flickerfest received 2700 entries from more than 100 countries around the world. And across two nights, you'll get to see the best picks from the bunch at Palace James St Cinemas.
On Thursday, February 21, the cinema will host the Best of Australian Shorts program, a handpicked selection of eight shorts by Australian filmmakers. Standout shorts from the homegrown lineup include All These Creatures, which picked up Best Editing in an Australian Short Film at the Flickerfest 2019 Awards ceremony in Sydney; Della Mortika: Carousel of Shame, which scooped Best Australian Animation; and Desert Dash, a film written, directed and starring formidable Australian artist Gracie Otto, which questions what life would be like in the Aussie outback if it was all just a game (spoiler: it's slightly twisted). Tickets for the evening cost $25 and include drinks and snacks after the screening.
The following evening, the festival will present the EU Short Film Showcase, featuring some of the gems uncovered from our overseas friends. You'll see the Oscar-shortlisted stop animation Untravel and Best Game Ever — a film about CCTV technicians battling an AI machine, which was awarded the Best EU Short Film. Tickets for the EU Short Film Showcase cost $20, or you can purchase a Festival Pass for both evenings for $40.
To see the full Flickerfest Brisbane 2019 program and grab tickets, head to the website. Plus, we've got five double passes to the EU Short Film Showcase to give away. Enter with your details below, cinephiles.