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The Kiss.
The Kiss.

FOR the creators of the short films to be shown at Flickerfest this month at Nambour, such a screening is the end result of hundreds of hours of planning, countless re-shoots, stress, blood, sweat and tears.

As the lights dim in the cinema and audiences become absorbed in the films and fall in love with the characters, filmmakers will feel relief and be pleased their efforts paid off.

Flickerfest 2011 has proven to be the biggest and best year ever, with 1793 films received from all over the world. A final 108 have been handpicked for the festival.

Celebrating 20 years screening the best internationally acclaimed short film fun, Flickerfest will be on the road for the annual national tour, taking short film to 30 venues across regional and rural Australia.

One of those hot spots hungry for great films, and included in the tour for the second year running, is the Nambour Civic Centre.

In 2011, Flickerfest’s international reputation takes another step up.

All entries from the United Kingdom will now receive official recognition from the British Academy Of Film and Television Arts, to be eligible for a BAFTA nomination.

This is on top of the festival already being the only Academy® accredited short film festival in Australia.

In the touring program this year, audiences will see the best of short film from a wide range of Australian filmmakers.

The touring highlights include The Telegram Man, starring Jack Thompson, Gary Sweet and Sigrid Thornton; Bee Sting, starring Brendan Cowell and Matilda Brown; and Glenn Owen Dodds, featuring David Wenham.

Short film in Australia is an exciting artistic medium in which to tell a story, and a fantastic way to discover new local talent and become reacquainted with established ones.

After two decades, Flickerfest continues to be Australia’s premier international short film festival and a champion of bringing quality Australian short filmmaking to Australian audiences wherever they are, right around the country.

With this diverse programming, audiences will see the best seven short films from Australian filmmakers, including:

  • Valmay the Visitor from Beep Beep Beep
  • Bleetlebox 967
  • Bee Sting
  • The Telegram Man
  • When the Wind Changes
  • The Kiss
  • The Lost Thing
  • Glenn Owen Dodds

Flickerfest will hit Nambour on February 18 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for concessions.

For more information or bookings, phone 5475 7777 or visit www.nambourciviccentre.com.au.

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