A scene from the short flim Grey Bull, which was named Best Australian Short Film at the 2015 Flickerfest Short Film Festival. Supplied by Klick Communications.
A scene from the short flim Grey Bull, which was named Best Australian Short Film at the 2015 Flickerfest Short Film Festival. Supplied by Klick Communications.

Byron Bay Flickerfest finalists revealed

CELEBRATING its landmark 25th year, Flickerfest, is making its first stop outside of Sydney at the Byron Shire.

Flickerfest is screening for the 18th year in the Northern Rivers region in 2016.

The Flickerfest 2016 tour has relocated to the Mullumbimby Civic Memorial Hall, 55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby, screening some of the world's and Australia's best shorts over one big weekend.

On Friday, January 22, an opening night party will be followed by the Best Of International Shorts progra.

Saturday will kick off with our own Byron All Shorts program for 2016, and afterwards the Best Of Australian Shorts selection,

Sunday night will include the global Short Laughs Comedy program, handpicked from across the festival. 

Visit www.iQ.org.au for the full program, information and tickets (also avail at the door).  

Flickerfest Mullum is a fundraiser for the Island Quarry Arts and Eco Reserve

Byron All Shorts - finalists program

High Schools finalists:

1. Comrade: 4m12s / 2015 (by Jack DeCosta, Mullum High student and Mullumbimby resident)

A music clip inspiring and by and showcasing the Brunswick Valley. Premiere screening

2. A New Pair Of Shoes: 5m5s / 2015 (by Maya Duel, Mullumbimby resident and Byron Steiner student)

When Jennifer Fisher set out for her daily routine of jogging the empty streets in the fresh early morning, things didn't go quite as she planned. As the streets wind out before them, the new neighbours delve into a topic that causes tension to rise, threatening to push them apart.

3. Return: 4m7s / 2015 (by Ballina resident and Ballina High student Jayden Morrison )

A short look into the endless return to the ocean. Premiere Screening.

Main competition finalists:

1. Team Tick: 3m13s / 2015. Directors: Sheldon Lieberman, Igor Coric. Producer: Teagan Thisby Young.

Living on a farm has its perks and its pests. When Gertrude the goose gets a tick, the family does their best to help. World Premiere.

2. Making Maude: 5m33s / 2015 (by Suffolk Park resident Megan Kinninment)

Meet Lismore's Queen of polystyrene, Michael Gates and his drag Queen alter ego Maude Boate.

3. Snakes Among Us: 4m29s / 2015. Writer and director: Matthew Pepler. Producer: Buster Williams.

Shedding skins of perception, this revealing documentary explores how lo live with the Snakes Among Us. World Premiere.

4. Creating Within: 7m / 2014. By Suffolk Park resident Darius Devas.

Darius and his lifelong friend, Luke Morgan, go on a surfing pilgrimage to remote parts of the South Australian coastline. The trip marked the tenth anniversary of their 'third musketeer' Billy Whitton's death. Darius reflects on how Billy's death sparked the beginning of his inward journey, shifting his perspective about what matters in life and expanding his connection to the ocean.

5. Within: 5m5s / 2014. By Suffolk Park resident Darius Devas.

An impressionistic exploration of the ocean that creates the space to linger, in vivid vibrant detail, dwelling on water in movement, flowing through the majestic folds of nature. The film's narration, spoken by Guy Pearce is a simple, haiku like tribute to Nature and the interconnection of life.

6. Looking To Buy: 12m30s / 2015. Writer / Director: Isaac Wall. Producer: Kate Laurie.

A married couple inspect a piece of land for sale. NSW Premiere.

7. Bend In The River: 13m / 2015. Director/Producer: David Lowe. Producer: Eve Jeffery.

Multiple Golden Guitar winner Luke O'Shea locked onto a water pump on Australia Day with his father. Find out why.

8. Lydian's Place: 3m / 2015 Writer/Director: Jonatan Lundmark. Producer: Sabastian Lundmark.

An insight into the life of Lydian Dunbar, an electronic music artist who also works in theatre and created cross-platform artwork with experimental pop band Tralala Blip in 2010.

9. Cross Stitch: 3m / 2015. Writer/Director/Producer: Michelle Eabry. Director: Ghita Fiorelli.

Eric Smith has been embroidering for over 20 years. Originally from California, Eric now lives in Cawongla. In this short film, Eric reveals why he chooses to express himself in thread.

10. Painted: 4m21s / 2014. By Mullumbimby resident Elvis Schmoulianoff.

An adventure in stop-motion body art where the paint is alive and tells the story. Australian Premiere.

11. Citizen To Activist: 4m39s / 2015. Writer/Director: David Lowe. Director/Producer: Eve Jeffery

Get up! Stand up! A not-so-serious look at the journey from citizen to activist. Regional Premiere.

12. Ninja Circus: 4m37s / 2015. Writer/Director: Jonatan Lundmark | Producer: Sabastian Lundmark.

Ninja Circus is a dynamic indigenous circus troupe from Mititjula, located below Uluru. The circus gives the kids new opportunities in life.

13. A Surfer's Legacy: 18m / 2015. Writer/Director/Producer: Andy Bambach, Ranis Willis.

An Australian surfer uses recycled limbs to change the lives of the poor in India with the gift of a leg.

14. The Battle: 3m / 2015. Writer/Director/Producer: Sophie Hexter, Poppy Walker.

Kayah Guenther is a young artist struggling to find his place in the world. Born with trisomy 21, he narrates his story through dance. A highly stylised and darkly evocative portrait, set to an original score, The Battle explores themes of identity, power, passion and despair. Regional Premiere.

15. The Plover: 7m / 2015 Writer/Director: Klutch Kable. Producer/Writer: Sheraden Robins.

It is 1977 in the suburbs. Henry Arthur Henry is a pasty freckled ginger who wants the most awesome t-shirt on the planet and to jump on Angie Primarano's trampoline. The only thing stopping him is the lover that lives in the spare block between his house and Angie Primarano's trampoline. Australian Premiere.

16. Seymour The Cross Dressing Wolf: 9m6s / 2015 By Nimbin resident Leif Lyall.

Pirates, a cross dressing wolf and seven deadly ninja sheep.. What could possibly go wrong? World Premiere.


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