Friends, Perthians, Filmgoers, lend us your eyes. Or better yet, direct them over the Flickerfest program as the well credentialled festival hits town and digs in at the lovely outdoor cinema space of Camelot, Mosman Park.
Celebrating 26 years as ‘The Home Of Great Short Film’ in 2017 Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Academy Accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival, ensuring that it continues to present A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world. Perth film makers lead the charge in Flickerfest’s Best of Australian and Best of International programmes; the subtlety of LinkedIn profile pics, negative gearing and the defining art of a great roast lamb are placed under the microscope in Adult School, the funny and quirky short from Renee Rutgrink which examines how to “show you enjoy life, but not too much”. Beautifully shot with an all consuming soundscape, Sol Bunker by Perth filmmaker Nathan Mewett is a shining example of the how innovative the form of short film can be.
Also screening in the Best of International are a selection of film gems from the Academy Accredited Sydney competition. Highlights include: the moving and insightful Nocturne In Black from Lebanon, the Oscar nominated Timecode from Spain, and the Toad-ally adorable animation Garden Party from France. The Short Laughs Comedy programme on the 5th March showcases the most side-splitting shorts from Australia and across the world, including oddball comedy The Record: World’s Largest Family, co-written by and starring Triple J radio host Veronica Milsom. This gloriously funny and surprisingly touching mockumentary takes you into a world where a couple, in their quest for a little girl, end up with 69 boys and a determination to break the record for world’s largest family.
Don’t miss this one-off chance to see Flickerfest 2017 in Perth at Camelot Outdoor Cinema! Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 March. Further details and program click here.