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Flickerfest International Short Film Festival Brisbane 2023

Spend an evening watching a stellar lineup of short films from around the world.
By Concrete Playground
February 14, 2023
By Concrete Playground
February 14, 2023

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There's something rather cool about being ahead of the curve when it comes to cinema, watching the latest and greatest flicks on the silver screen well before anyone else. And at Australia's biggest short film festival, you can do just that. The internationally acclaimed Flickerfest is also celebrating its 32nd year in 2023, so you can expect an A-class lineup of cinematic delights.

The annual short film festival is Australia's leading Academy Award-qualifying short film fest, and is backed with BAFTA recognition too. For one-night only in March, you can catch a long night of short films at the James St Palace Cinemas.


Get a window into the most exciting contemporary short films with both national and international acclaim. The films featured are handpicked as the most inspiring, provocative and entertaining among the whopping thousands of submissions this year. Six out of eight films screened on the night are Queensland-made, and all starred in the Academy-qualifying Flickerfest competition in Sydney earlier this year.

Thursday, March 2 will be a night for the Best of Australian Shorts, kicking off at 7pm with complimentary drinks on arrival. Here, you'll get to mingle with a bunch of incredible Queensland filmmakers fresh from their Flickerfest premieres. The local filmmakers will be sharing the big screen with Australian festival award-winners and acting legends — ready to enjoy Australian premieres like Wonder Down Under and A Stretching Moment. There'll also be Katele (pictured above), a Torres Strait drama shot in Brisbane and on Sabai island, which scored Flickerfest's Best Australian Short Film Award.

To see the full Flickerfest 2023 program and grab tickets, head to the website. Flickerfest hits Brisbane for one-night only on Thursday, March 2 from 7pm to 9.15pm, and will continue touring nationally until October 2023.

Top images: 'Wonder Down Under', 'A Stretching Moment'

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