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.
Thursday 29 April 2021, 6:00pm – 7:45pm
General Admission $16 (+BF)
Concession $14 (+BF)
Season Pass (3 x Sessions)
General Admission $30 / Concession $25 (+BF)
Program : Best of International Shorts
Program Running Time: 103 min | Classification: Under 15yrs to be accompanied by an adult. This program contains mature themes & is not recommended for children under 15.
A film about love and borders, which is stronger? An unfortunate chain of events motivates a couple in love to try and defy the obstacles between them. Can they be overcome? Or might digging underneath be a better solution? And just when you think it’s getting easier, bureaucracy and the past get in the way!
Director: Caroline Hamann, Fritz Penzlin |Writer: Caroline Hamann, Fritz Penzlin | Producer: Caroline Hamann | Runtime: 7min | Year: 2020 | Country: Germany
A severely depressed man reaches out for an emergency therapy session. He’s not the only one who needs help. Starring Will Ferrell
Director: Zachary Woods | Writer: Brandon Gardner, Zachary Woods | Producer: Zachary Woods, Kevin Chinoy, Francesca Silvestri, Andrew Porter | Runtime: 12min | Year: 2020 | Country: United States
On his wedding anniversary, Yusef and his daughter, Yasmine, set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift. Between the soldiers, segregated roads and checkpoints, how easy would it be to go shopping?
Director: Farah Nabulsi | Writer: Hind Shoufani, Farah Nabulsi | Producer: Ossama Bawardi | Runtime: 24min | Year: 2020 | Country: Palestine
In the early hours of the morning, a plucky, rugby obsessed 8 year old girl stumbles across a teenager about to end his life.
Director: Hannah Marshall | Writer: Hannah Marshall | Producer: Tara Riddell, Gareth Williams | Runtime: 17min | Year: 2020 | Country: New Zealand
Shot in Abernethy Forest in The Cairngorms, “Forest Floor” considers different bodies and physical access challenges in a rural location. Close friends Julie and Robbie sit quietly together on the ground, a simple idea requiring a novel approach.
Director: Robbie Synge | Writer: Robbie Synge | Producer: Robbie Synge | Runtime: 5min | Year: 2019 | Country: United Kingdom
When Dany, a rich heir, who cheats his existential emptiness through hectic consumption of Magic’Powder – a drug with psychedelic and annihilated effects, randomly meets Karl Marx while he was feeling withdrawal symptoms, the socialist asks him to destroy capitalism in order to save the humankind. Reluctantly, Dany accepts his request and turns into a superhero. But quickly, he is overwhelmed by his task.
Director: Julie Caty | Writer: Julie Caty | Producer: Ron Dyens | Runtime: 11min | Year: 2020 | Country: France
8 year old girl Chasuna travels from her home on grassland to visit her father who lives in the big city. However, during her father’s birthday party, Chasuna finds out he has remarried to a Chinese woman. Chasuna has to learn how to accept her as part of the family
Director: Yuan Yuan | Writer: Yuan Yuan | Producer: Fei Meng, Yuan | Yuan | Runtime: 12min | Year: 2020 | Country: China, USA
After a young boy’s best friend dies he gets convinced into creating a Viking funeral for him by a neighbour.
Director: Peter Lee Scott | Writer: Peter Lee Scott | Producer: Peter Lee Scott, Ben Clark | Runtime: 12min | Year: 2020 | Country: United Kingdom
Passengers and crew on a commercial flight question their ethics when an attempt to stop a deportation occurs on their flight minutes before take-off.
Director: Rikke Gregersen | Writer: Trond Arntzen, Rikke Gregersen | Producer: Stine Blichfeldt | Runtime: 13min | Year: 2020 | Country: Norway