Flickerfest, licensed to thrill

Flickerfest is coming to the Gold Coast for its third year, offering a smorgasbord of short films handpicked for audiences.

Short Films Licensed to Thrill is the theme of Flickerfest – Australia’s leading short film festival. It will offer audiences the first look at the hottest short films from around the country.

A highlight of this year’s programming is Beth Armstrong’s You Cut I Choose: a comedy drama following the relationship of a brother and sister spanning four decades.

Beth moved to the Gold Coast at 12 and went to Benowa State High. She undertook a diploma in Theatre at the University of Southern Queensland before moving to Brisbane and working with the Queensland Theatre Company as an actor. Beth now lives in Sydney but will be on the Gold Coast to present the film.

You Cut I Choose stars Josh Mc Conville who starred in The Infinite Man (2014) and The Killing Field (2014). Josh is another proud Gold Coaster, who grew up in Coomera.

Also screening before the program will be a local ABC open film Supports ‘Sisters’.

Flickerfest is Australia’s largest touring film festival, visiting 50 locations around the country and is supported on the Gold Coast bytouring partnersScreen Queensland and Screen Australia.

Watch the trailer.



The witty BUSH MECHANICS tells the story of four young Warlpiri men on a journey to visit a powerful elder living at a remote outstation. As they drive across the red dirt roads of the central Australian desert they must overcome mechanical mishaps and the trickery of a mischievous Munga Munga spirit. It will take all of their bush ingenuity to keep their car running and themselves alive. This film won the Yoram Gross Award Best Australian Short Animation Flickerfest 2015. Watch the trailer.

Don’t miss the hilarious FLORENCE HAS LEFT THE BUILDING where it’s the annual Christmas Eve concert at the Marigold House Assisted Living Facility. All her friends are dying and Florence wants out. When the facility double books two rival Elvis impersonators, Florence takes the opportunity for one last hurrah. Starring a very unrecognisable Jacki Weaver.

And enjoy the moving and insightful GREY BULL, aboutMartin, a South Sudanese refugee who happens upon a bull who he believes is his spiritual totem. Deciding to rescue it from the abattoir he works in, Martin is torn between his ancient cultural identity and his family’s new life in Australia. The film won the Virgin Australia Award Best Australian Short Film Flickerfest 2015. Watch the trailer.

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Flickerfest 2015 screens at The Arts Centre Gold Coast on Friday 27 March from 7.00pm. Pre-screening wine tasting and Aussie BBQ are available prior. Tickets $13.50 from the venue or at theartscentregc.com.au.



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