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FLICKERFEST | Best of Australian Shorts

Wide Angle Tasmania and Salamanca Arts Centre are proud to support Flickerfest’s National Tour in 2021.

Flickerfest, celebrating 30 years
bringing you the Best of International Shorts :
‘Great Short Film Never Dies’

This program is a specially curated selection of highlights from Flickerfest’s International Academy® Qualifying competition programmes in Bondi 2021.

Celebrating its 30th year, Flickerfest, Australia’s only Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA-recognised short film festival, and the country’s largest Australian & International short film competition, screens the BEST of SHORTS from Australia and around the globe; ensuring the presentation of A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world.

Flickerfest screened for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach in January, with selected highlights the most entertaining and innovative short films from around the world touring Australia on a 50+ venue national tour from February – October 2021.

Friday 30 April 2021, 8:00pm – 9:45pm

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General Admission $16 (+BF)
Concession $14 (+BF)
Season Pass (3 x Sessions)
General Admission $30 / Concession $25 (+BF)

Tickets available ONLINE via humanitix

Program : Best of Australian Shorts

Program Running Time: 101 min | Classification: Under 15yrs to be accompanied by an adult. This program contains mature themes & is not recommended for children under 15.


Roborovski follows an eponymous thimble sized hamster, who spends his days in Marvin’s Pet Shop, hoping to find a family.  However, when he is constantly overlooked by the people and animals around him, his seething resentment and intense jealousy soon takes hold and the murderous side of little Roborovski is released
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Director: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Dev Patel | Writer: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Dev Patel, John Collee | Producer: Jomon Tomas, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Dev Patel | Runtime: 15min | Year: 2020 | Country: Australia

The End, The Beginning

In the picture-book town of Collector, a young girl and her gang of rogue environmentalists are trying to save the planet as the world goes into lockdown.
The main target of the rebellion?
The girl’s very own father.
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Director: Archie Chew | Writer: Samuel Herriman | Producer: Alicia Easaw-Mamutil | Runtime: 15min | Year: 2020 | Country: Australia


A 30-something-year-old Down Syndrome woman leaves her past behind, and runs away from a small country town, heading towards the city.  Along her journey, she makes an unlikely friendship with a Drag Queen from the Outback, teaching us all not to be afraid to celebrate who we are.

Director: Jacqueline Pelczar | Writer: Tina Fielding | Producer: Cody Greenwood | Runtime: 13min | Year: 2020 | Country: Australia

This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us

Two rival pickpockets clash in an increasingly risky game of cat-&-mouse.
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Director: D.C. Fairhurst | Writer: D.C. Fairhurst | Producer: Lucy Green, D.C. Fairhurst | Runtime: 7min | Year: 2020 | Country: Australia

System Error

Every day, George works his job at a dingy convenience store, desperately hoping for a friend – but George is also an immobile robotic service unit, and immobile service units do not have friends.  Not yet anyway.

Director: Matt Vesely | Writer: Matt Vesely | Producer: Kirsty Stark | Runtime: 13min | Year: 2020 | Country: Australia


The Exit Plan

In an overpopulated future, an elderly woman is visited by a young government official to ensure she is complying with the government’s new “Exit Plan” policy, but, when he interrogates her further he soon realizes she has her own ‘plan’ for him.

Director: Angus Wilkinson | Writer: Ella Cook | Producer: James Buckingham | Runtime: 14min | Year: 2020 | Country: Australia


When a homeless couple’s savings are stolen, they’re forced to choose between their relationship or survival as they struggle to reach Queensland for a job too good to be true.

Director: Gabriel Morrison | Writer: Gabriel Morrison | | Producer: Matthew Bunin | Runtime: 15min | Year: 2020 | Country: Australia


A young Indigenous girl must dig deep to own her performance of a Shakespearean sonnet for her high school drama class.

Director: Chad O’Brien | Writer: Ebony McGuire, Chad O’Brien | Producer: Jemma Douglas | Runtime: 9min | Year: 2020 | Country: Australia


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