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By Concrete Playground and Leisha Kapor
January 30, 2020
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By Concrete Playground and Leisha Kapor
January 30, 2020
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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 unfold on the silver screen before the rest of the world gets to see them. Well, at Flickerfest Short Film Festival you can do just that. Yep, break out the popcorn, the internationally acclaimed festival is touring in Melbourne on Wednesday, February 12 — and there's a swag of homegrown talent on the bill.

This year, the folks at Flickerfest received a record 3500 entries from more than 100 countries around the world, making the 2020 program a real doozy. More than 200 handpicked creative and inspiring shorts screened at the festival's ten-day stint in Sydney earlier this summer. Now, at The Kino cinema, you'll catch the cream of the crop, with a focus on the best Australian — and more specifically Melbourne-based — shorts.

Highlights include Elders, directed by writer director Tony Briggs and recently selected for the Berlin Film Festival; animated short Rebooted about a movie star who also happens to be a skeleton; thrilling drama The Widow; and Blackwood, which won best cinematography at this year's Flickerfest Awards.

'Rebooted'

After seeing a bunch of Melbourne-produced shorts, you can head to the after party. There you'll find Vietnamese snacks — think rice paper rolls, skewers and dumplings — as well as beer, wine and non-alcoholic bevvies.

Tickets for the evening cost $25 and include access to the after party. To see the full program and grab tickets, head here.

Top images (in order): The Widow by Brendan Young and Catherine McQuade and Elders by Tony Briggs.

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