FLiCKERFEST presented by RENAULT is coming to Gerringong

Pics and Flicks is proudly hosting three award-winning, creative and inspiring Flickerfest programs of Australian and international short films.

 AT: Gerringong Town Hall on Fri 5th and Sat 6th April 2013 

Friday 5th April,     8pm Best of International 1
Saturday 6th April, 5.30pm   Short Laughs Comedy
                              8pm Best Australian
                              see program details below

Tickets available at the door only.
$10 per session.  Pics and Flicks members free.
Festival Patrons: Baz Luhrmann, Gillian Armstrong and Claudia Karvan
Festival Director: Bronwyn Kidd
Celebrating 22 years of short film excellence Flickerfest presented by Renault, Australia’s leading short film festival will be rolling in to Gerringong, bringing its 2013 gems. Flickerfest presents another award winning programme of the best of Australia’s and the worlds best short films, Welcome to our world of shorts!
Flickerfest remains Australia’s only Academy® accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival, ensuring that we continue to present A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world.
A record 2300 entries were received for Flickerfest 2013, and only the top 100 shorts are selected in official competition, all handpicked to represent the most innovative, creative and cutting edge short films being produced in the world today. This impressive and unprecedented number of contenders from all round the world confirms FLICKERFEST’s reputation as Australia’s largest and most respected short film competition.

 Gerringong Program Details:
Friday 5th April, 8pm Best of International 1
Best Of International 1 highlights include: the delightful and whimsical Route 43 Miracle from Sweden, a humorous and bittersweet tale about a lonesome Swedish mans longing for something worthwhile; hilarious UK black comedy The Day My Nan Died produced by local Adelaide producer Marion Pilowsky; charming French/Canadian film Herd Leader (Chef De Meute) winner of the audience award at Cannes film festival about Clara who is put in charge of her dead aunts pug dog. Little does she know that these are the first steps in and unlikely friendship. The beautiful and mesmerising animation Oh Willy from Belgium about Willy who when forced to return to his natural roots bungles his way into noble savagery; and Curfew from the USA - winner of Best Live Action Short at this years Academy®Awards.
 Saturday 6th April, 5.30pm Short Laughs Comedy
Short Laughs Comedy showcases the funniest films from Australia and overseas including, Spanish comedy Life Vest Under Your Seat; and the funny & topical social media film Friend Request Pending starring the Queen of stage & screen Judi Dench.
The "Best Of Australian Shorts" programme provides a platform that showcases our amazing Australian filmmaking talents. 
Saturday 6th April, 8pm Best of Australian Shorts
Best Of Australian Shorts highlights include: Lois - starring Academy®Award nominated acting legend Jackie Weaver, which takes an ordinary women’s story into the realms of greek myth, the quirky and highly crafted animation A Cautionary Tale about a little girl born with a peculiar quirk who must choose between conformity and self expression, starring the voices of David Wenham, Cate Blanchett and Barry Otto and the funny; a slightly twisted black comedy The Captain by award winning filmmaker and stunt man Nash Edgerton and Yardbird winner Of Best Australian Short winner of Best Australian Film at Flickerfest 2013 & In exciting news the Flickerfest Best Australian Short Film Award has just become Accredited to the Academy ®Awards joining our international competition, providing exceptional opportunities for Australian film makers on the world stage.
Don't miss this special opportunity to see an entertaining, inspiring and award winning range of shorts, many of which are world or Australian premieres, and presenting the hottest short films in the world today.
'Ride The Short Film Wave' with Flickerfest presented by Renault.


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