Arts & Entertainment

Bondi’s annual Flickerfest to world premiere budding films

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young

Annual film festival Flickerfest will see in the new year with 200 of the most inspiring, creative and beautifully crafted shorts from Australia and the world selected from over 3,150 entries to Australia’s largest short film competition across 16 competitive programmes and four showcase programmes. The shorts in competition at Flickerfest are fiercely vying for a number of prestigious, Academy® Qualifying prizes.

The event, which has been running since 1991, aims to debut unique art on the big screen. Over the last three decades, it has grown to feature work from around the country.

The 2022 festival will include an array of shorts such as The Home Team, a comedy-drama that examines human vulnerability. Two decades after a romantic plumber and his wife find themselves at the only survivors of a suicide space cult, the pair are still wearing pastel capes and trying to recruit new members.

But the couple experience a cancer scare. They’ve also avoided sex for years. It’s all rather bleak. Together, they must rediscover the realities of the planet they’re living on.

Other films include world premier of Set Times and State premiere of You And Me Before And After.

Flickerfest, is a festival not to be missed. The 31st year will be packed with dynamic films that confront challenging topics with artistic flair. 

Jan 21-30. Bondi Beach. Tickets & Info: www.flickerfest.com.au

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