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 south, 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 on Wednesday, February 13, you'll get to see the best of the local bunch, with Kino Palace Cinemas screening a handpicked selection of nine shorts by Victorian filmmakers.
Standout shorts from the homegrown lineup include All These Creatures — a 13-minute film shot in Dandenong, which picked up Best Editing in an Australian Short Film at the Flickerfest 2019 Awards ceremony in Sydney — and stunning documentary This is Yarra, which follows a South Sudanese community in Melbourne as they prepare for a national basketball tournament. Also on the bill are An Act of Love, which explores the sometimes-fraught connection between identical twins, and The Hunt, a dystopian thriller featuring a female hunting collective.
For some more lighthearted content, look out for live action/hand animated hybrid film Troll Bridge, about an old barbarian and his talking horse, and Lost & Found, which tracks the adventures of an adorable knitted dinosaur.
Tickets for the evening cost $25 and include drinks and snacks following the screening. To see the full Flickerfest Best of Melbourne Shorts 2019 program and grab tickets, head to the website. Plus, we've got five double passes to give away. Enter with your details below, cinephiles.