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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Short Films From Bondi To Mackay

Celebrating 32 years in 2023, Flickerfest continues to present short film programmes jam-packed with films hand-picked from the festival’s record 3,200 entries.

Australia’s largest Short Film Festival returns to the Central Queensland Conservatorium Of Music tonight on its National Tour, showcasing the Best of Australian Shorts programme highlights from the recent Bondi festival competition.

The Best of Australian Shorts programme, screening on Friday, March 3, shines a spotlight on the incredible short film talent that exists in our emerging Australian industry, with a host of Australian stories honouring our unique identity and culture.

Don't miss the delightful, quirky comedy ‘The Fritz’, where a confused man, Trevor Jamieson (Storm Boy) is forced to confront his big family at an overwhelming birthday event after being hit by a meteor; or the colourful and insightful Torres Strait cultural drama ‘Katele’ (Mudskipper), about a woman longing for home, awarded Best Australian Short Film at Flickerfest 2023.

Also featuring is ‘Lean’ a contemporary father/son drama starring Nicholas Hope (Bad Boy Bubby, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Scooby Doo, The Drover's Wife) and Harry Greenwood (The Nightingale, Hacksaw Ridge, Wakefield, Gallipoli), who’s relationship becomes undone after the father’s political corruption threatens to drag them both under.

Plus, there’ll be laughs-a-plenty as ‘Married at First Fleet’ follows a modern-day 18th century couple in the Australian colony who are matched according to common interests, attractiveness and lack of diseases.

Other highlights include the delightful comedy from Brisbane director Lachlan Pendragon ‘An Ostrich Told Me The World Is Fake And I Think I Believe It’, recently nominated for Best Short Animation at the Academy Awards.

Flickerfest celebrates Australian stories and talent on the big screen and introduces these incredible new storytellers to regional audiences, so come along and enjoy a festive atmosphere with friends and family.

WHAT: Flickerfest 2023 - Best of Australian Shorts

WHERE: Central Queensland Conservatorium Of Music

WHEN: Friday, March 3, doors from 6:30pm

TICKETS: $15 / $10 for members from

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