WATCH: Flickerfest 2019
Eccentric, stimulating, unpredictable – in under 20 minutes? Tell em they’re dreamin…
Or, head down to the 28th Annual Flickerfest at the Bondi Pavilion and see for yourself. It takes a pretty talented group of legends to create such thought-provoking content in a mere 20 minutes, but such are the talents of this year's Flickerfest superstars.
For 10 days under the summery Bondi stars, Flickerfest will showcase a line-up of 200 short films (from a whopping 2,700 entries) showcasing directors, writers and producers from both Australia and around the world. Premiering in Sydney before taking off across the country, film buffs everywhere can catch some of the best emerging talent in the biz - cold beer in hand with the southerly on its way.
Whether it’s lols you’re after, a trusty rom-com or the classic coming-of-age, this year’s Flickerfest will have you spoilt for choice. BUT, choices are scary. If you trust your good mates at YH, check out our top picks and prepare to be wildly entertained:
Vanessa Gazy – SHILOH (AUS) NSW PREMIERE
Ever wanted to travel back in time to change the course of history? Award-winning director Vanessa Gazy explores the concept of fate, time travel and despair.
Malcom Green – Edek (UK) AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
An 85-year-old Holocaust survivor named Janine and a young American rapper named Kapoo join forces to deliver a Hip Hop message to the youth of the world. A poignant and uniquely challenging fusion of prose, music and rap.
Marcos Cabotá, Joan Bover – Kyoko (SPAIN)
On April 23, 1971, Mallorca witnessed an extraordinary event: the arrest of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. The reason was the kidnapping of a girl named Kyoko.
Fiona Godriver’s Across My Land (USA)
Starring Idris Elba and Rose Byrne and co-produced by legend Joaquin Phoenix. Set in Arizona, director Fiona Godivier tells the story of an American family living on the Mexican border.
TJ Power – Your Call Is Important To Us (AUS) NSW PREMIERE
Ever wondered what really goes on in a call centre? TJ Power hilariously confirms all our fears when we’re asked, “please hold…"
Laura Checkoway - Edith + Eddie (USA) AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
Edith & Eddie, ages 96 and 95, are America’s oldest interracial newlyweds. Their love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear the couple apart.
Emma Magenta – Remembering Agatha (AUS) NSW PREMIERE
Married to a wolf in a dying marriage, Agatha learns the hardest thing about being magical is pretending to be ordinary.
Flickerfest kicks off tonight in Bondi Beach and runs until Sunday, January 20th. For the full 2019 program & tickets, head to www.flickerfest.com.au.