iQ UPDATE

A Few Key Planning Hurdles Being Achieved

Limited public access provisions currently apply to the Island Quarry while some key DA consent conditions are finalised.

During recent times the Trust has made substantial progress in addressing these conditions through constructing onsite works including:
– Installation of a 350 metre long safety fence around the quarry waterhole.
(Installed early 2014; we have currently receiving final sign-off on our fence conditions)
– Ewingsdale Rd access road-works, bike path & earth-bund landscaping as per Council approval are all but complete (after numerous amendments).
However the roundabout & our access is currently being reassessed as part of  a new larger roundabout being planned on Ewingsdale Rd.
– Installation of a 2 kW Solar Pumping system (supplying water to the flow-forms water feature that oxygenates the water-body; & also to supply water for the gardens)
– Site perimeter fencing along Ewingsdale Rd frontage has been installed to assist with reserve management and security and to reduce theft, vandalism and unsafe behaviour that had occurred in the past.

It is important to note that during this time, private activities and functions such as weddings, ceremonies, receptions, small workshops & film shoots are still able to be held on the Reserve, subject to application and approval by the Trust.

The Trust looks forward to a full re-opening of the Reserve to the public once all consent conditions for public events are completed.

In the interim, if you would like to volunteer or get involved in the community garden please contact us, or if you’re interested in receiving occasional updates please send us an email with: ‘Please add to iQ Updates’ in Subject line.

FLiCKERFEST 2017 & BYRON ALL SHORTS

Flickerfest 2017 Mullum (Byron)26th International Short Film Festival

Australia’s leading Academy®Accredited
& BAFTA recognised short film festival

Fri 27 – Sun 29, January 2017
Mullum Civic Hall, Mullumbimby

FLiCKERFEST 2017 – 26th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
and BYRON ALL SHORTS Northern Rivers Short Film Comp

PROGRAMME, TIMES & TICKETS

Friday 27 Jan: Opening Night Party – 7.30pm | 8.30pm films start – Best Of International 1 $22/20 conc
Tasty snacks, music  & complimentary drinks from Rosnay Organic wine, Youung Henrys beer, Parkers Organic juices – BUY TIX

Saturday 28 Jan: Byron All Shorts (prog below) - door 3.30pm | 4.30pm start, $14/12 conc – BUY TIX

Saturday 28 Jan: Best Of Australian Shorts - door 7.30pm | 8.30pm start, $16/14 conc – BUY TIX

Sunday 29 Jan: Short Laughs Comedy – 7.30pm for 8.30pm start, $16/14 conc – BUY TIX

Festival Pass: $55/45 conc – BUY TIX

Run-time: (approx 110min each session) Classification: (under 15yrs to be w/adult)

Tickets: * Please Note: Moshtix online sales close 1 hour prior to each screening (but tix are then available at the door)

All sessions approx 110 mins (Classification: under 15yrs to be w/Adult)

The Flickerfest ‘Over The Rainbow’ Cafe
Open daily: from 7.30pm Friday & Sunday | from 3.30pm Saturday
Serving delicious organic treats & drinks.

Join us for a fabulous weekend of the best short films that the local region, Australia & the world has on offer.

Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts is presented with iQ, and is a fund-raiser for the iQ Arts & Eco Reserve.

Further Inquires: 0414 779881

ABOUT

Celebrating its 26th year, Flickerfest, Australia’s leading Academy® Award accredited and BAFTA-recognised Short Film Festival, and the country’s largest Australian & International short film competition, screens the best of shorts from Australia and around the globe; ensuring the presentation of A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world.

Flickerfest screens for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach from 6-15 January 2017, with selected highlights the most entertaining and innovative short films from around the world touring Australia on a 50+ venue national tour from Jan – May 2017; with Byron shire being one of the first screenings after Bondi.

Flickerfest is screening for its 19th year in the Northern Rivers region in 2017 and will celebrate its 26th birthday since the festivals 1st ever screening in Balmain, Sydney back in 1991.

The Flickerfest 2017 tour will take place at it’s new home of the air-cooled Mullum Civic Hall, screening a smorgasboard of the worlds and Australia’s best shorts over one big weekend handpicked from a record 2,400 entries.

Along with the Byron All Shorts finalists screening, audiences will experience the best of short films from the Byron Region, Australia and around the World over 3 cinematic-packed days.

Come celebrate amazing independent film-making in Mullumbimby from the 27-29 Jan.

FLiCKERFEST 2017 PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Friday 27 Jan, 7.30pm – Opening Party & 8.30pm – Best Of International 1 Shorts

Following the Opening Party, Flickerfest is thrilled to present its Best Of International 1 Shorts programme, a selection of film gems from our  Academy® Accredited Sydney competition.
Highlights include the moving and insightful ‘Nocturne In Black’ from Lebanon, (view trailer) ‘In a war-ravaged Middle Eastern neighbourhood, a musician struggles to rebuild his piano after it is destroyed by Jihadists’; and the delightfully heart-warming ‘Timecode’ from Spain, (view trailer) ‘Luna and Diego are the parking lot security guards. Diego does the night shift, and Luna works by day, will they ever meet?’ Both films are shortlisted for the 2017 Academy® Awards.

Saturday 28 Jan, 4.30pm – Byron All Shorts (full details below)

Also returning is Byron All Shorts, for the 12th year presenting the best of local shorts from the Northern Rivers; encouraging audiences to experience the many amazing films & local stories that are produced in the region each year. 16 local short films will screen across this 120-minute programme. Highlights include In A Cane Field In a beachside tourist town the body of a fifteen-year-old girl is found in a cane field. Her murder is a mystery that envelops the community Lift Me Up Mullumbimby musician Chris Mallory of ‘Two Lions’ shares his passions, dreams and musical endeavours within the broader community ‘Gomeroi Voices The proposed Shenhua coal mine in the Liverpool Plains of NSW Australia threatens ancient Aboriginal heritage. Find out what’s at stake…and Uber Sheldon, Sam, Pat & Aunty Rae discuss the merits of Uber…services…

Saturday 28 Jan, 8.30pm – Best Of Australian Shorts

Join us as we celebrate a diverse range of stories from across Australia that celebrate our unique identity and culture with our Best Of Australian Shorts programme, Highlights include ‘Messiah’ written & directed by Damian Walshe-Howling, (view trailer) ‘In a playful collision of cultures, a hapless Irishman and his Parisian girlfriend get more than they bargained for when they encounter a particularly mischievous stranger (David Gulpilil) in the spectacular Australian wilderness’. Also included is the fun short ‘The Spice Sisters’ starring local comedian Sandy (Ghandi) Arunha. Rohini ‘A former Bollywood actress, is bored and restless with her life. When a popular reality cooking competition issues a call for entries, Rohini decides it’s now or never to make a change’.

Sunday 29 Jan, 8.30pm – Short Laughs Comedy

Enjoy an evening of laugh out loud comedy from Australia and across the world with the Short Laughs Comedy programme, Highlights include the hilarious ‘5 Tales About Technology’ from Canada, (view trailer) an anthology short that takes a darkly comic look at the absurd realities of how modern technology affects our daily lives; whilst ‘Facon’ from Australia is a funny and quirky insight into our modern diet, ‘Tia is an avid meat eater who is strictly a vegan hipster in public. When Tia’s judgmental vegan boyfriend invites himself to her family birthday party, Tia must find the courage to tell him her secret’; and oddball comedy ‘Twinsburg’ from USA, (view trailer) shines the spotlight on a Midwestern town founded by identical brothers where thousands convene for the world’s largest gathering of twins.

View moreFLiCKERFEST Tour film trailers here!

Local Mullumbimby residents Flickerfest director Bronwyn Kidd and Flickerfest Production/Tour manager Shane Rennie are thrilled to be bringing the festival home to their own town and look forward to sharing some incredible festival highlights with their local region.

Don’t miss this one-off chance to see this and other amazing shorts before they continue their journey around the world; curated from the Flickerfest competition screenings at Bondi; expect to experience the best in short film-making Australia & the world has on offer.

Watch the Flickerfest 2017 Festival Trailer and Flickerfest 2017 Tour trailer from Flickerfest

 
In a FLiCKERFEST first, the trailer features an all indigenous cast and crew with a Wizard of Oz theme descending on Bondi Beach. Directed and written by award-winning indigenous director Dena Curtis & produced by Mitch Stanley, the trailer stars the delightful Miranda Tapsell as Dorothy, Christine Anu as the Good Witch and Jeremy Ambrum as the Lion, Bjorn Stewart as the Tinman, Meyne Wyatt as the Scarecrow & Alexis Lane as Wicked Witch.

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2017

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

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Byron All Shorts 2017Sat 28 Jan: Byron All Shorts Finalists Screening – door 3.30pm | films 4.30pm $14/12 – BUY TIX

Sun 29 Jan: Byron All Shorts Awards – door 7.30pm | awards 8.30pm
(Prior to Flickerfest’s Short Laughs Comedy programme $16/14, free for finalists)

Mullum Civic Hall

 

About BYRON ALL SHORTS

The Byron All Shorts screens on Saturday 28 Jan, with 16 finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes that recognise excellence in short film making.

The Byron All Shorts programme is an amazing showcase of approx 120min of the best of local short films & screened to a capacity house of 330 people last year.

Support our regions local stories & see the best of our local filmmakers, alongside the best in the world.

(The awards presentation is on Sunday night prior to the Best Of Australian Shorts programme).

THE JURY: Byron All Shorts will be judged at the screening by an esteemed jury of industry practitioners including:

Mandy NolanMandy Nolan (Artist/Comedian/Writer)
Multi-talented, accomplished comedian, artist and journalist. A stand up comedian for well over 28 years, & self proclaimed expert on all matters feminine. Nolan has also been a contributor for Wendy Harmer’s Online magazine The Hoopla and has been a featured guest on ABC’s Q&A and SBS’s Mums The Word.
A thrice published author Nolan’s previous titles with Finch include ‘What I Would Do If I Were You’ & ‘Boyfriend’s We’ve all Had and Shouldn’t have.’ Sydney Morning Herald’s Bruce Elder called Nolan ‘the country’s sharpest and wittiest comedic columnist’. In 2015 alongside an 8 date East Coast book launch she also appeared at Bellingen Writers Festival, Byron Writers Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival and the Romance Writers of Australia Conference.

Anne ChesherAnne Chesher (Producer/Lecturer)
Creative Media Producer for the film and television industry and also Senior Lecturer and Acting Head of Film at SAE Creative Media Institute. Anne was instrumental in establishing National Geographic Channel in Australia on the Foxtel platform from its launch in 1997. During recent years Anne has produced curriculum based interactive creative media for broadcast drama, documentary and online platforms on award winning projects such as Showtime’s Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet, SBS’s Go Back To Where You Came From, ABC’s Mabo and online ABC Splash.
Anne is also Associate Producer for Gibbs Media working with an executive team developing fifty-two animated episode series and multiplatform features of the Australian iconic book Snugglepot and Cuddlepie for Australian and global television markets.

David BradburyDavid Bradbury (Documentary Filmmaker)
Two-time Academy Award-nominated director and producer, a documentary legend whose films have taken us around the planet and deep into the heart of individuals with extraordinary stories about war, uprising, injustice and exploitation.
David is the sole creative force behind ground-breaking documentaries such as “Frontline” about war cinematographer and correspondent Neil Davis who covered the Vietnam war for 11 years, “A Hard Rain” and “Blowin’ In The Wind”, both exploring the impact of ‘depleted’ uranium in the Gulf war. And his most recent film, “The Crater”, about Vietnam War conscript Brian Cleaver’s redemptive journey to locate the missing bodies of 42 enemy soldiers Cleaver’s company killed in one night during the war.

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2017 Finalists

Thank you & congratulations to all entrants; below are the finalists selected from almost 60 entries.

Don't Spoil UsDont Spoil Us / 1m23s / 2016
Wri/Dir/Prod: Jonatan Lundmark (Rest Your Eyes Production)
A promotional campaign for Byron Shire.

Our LandOur Land / 5m6s / 2016
Wri/Dir/Prod: Kaitlyn McMurtry (Hanson Productions)
A film celebrating the lives of young Australians in a world full of negativity. This film tackles the generational discrimination that occurs; to show the beauty of the next generation.

The Fine Art Of Being ZionThe Fine Art Of Being Zion / 4m / 2016
Wri/Dir/Prod: Susie Forster
When one man’s unexpected talent surpasses all his mother’s expectations

Got Your MarblesGot Your Marbles / 21m22s / 2016
Wri/Dir: Irene Fuez
Magic happens at a retro event where anyone could be a winner. The Australian marbles championship happens once a year at the Old & Gold, Simple Pleasures festival in Brunswick Heads. This heart-warming documentary follows the story of some unlikely local heroes as they knuckle down to compete.

QuackQuack / 4m40s / 2016
Wri/Dir/Prod: Nicole Sullivan
A young man heads out for his weekend sport of duck hunting when his world collides with an innocent nature lover.

In A Cane FieldIn A Cane Field / 16m59s / 2016
Wri/Dir: Emily Avila | Prod: Emily Avila & Coralie Tapper (Cosmia Films)
In a beachside tourist town, the body of a fifteen-year-old girl is found in a cane field. Her murder is a mystery that envelops the community as those close to the girl grapple with death, in all its senselessness.
Based on the short story ‘The Serrambi Case’ by Brazilian author, Frances de Pontes Peebles.

The Ghost In The MachineThe Ghost In The Machine / 3m / 2016
Wri/Dir/Prod: Sophie Hexter, Poppy Walker (H.W. Collective)
An act of surrender in the search for liberation, artist Jeremy Hawkes unleashes the ghost within.

Monkey Monkey Shake ShakeMonkey Monkey Shake Shake / 7m55s / 2016
Wri/Dir/Prod: Sheldon Lieberman, Sem (Bigfish)
A documentary about a new musical dance sensation, Monkey Monkey Shake Shake!

Intermission…

Rise UpRise Up / 4m5s / 2016
Wri/Dir/Prod: Grace Yeshe Holt
A documentary about the Seaside Scavenge with marine conservationist Alice Forrest.

Lift Me Up

Lift Me Up / 7m19s / 2016
Wri/Dir/Prod: Duncan James
Mullumbimby musician Chris Mallory of ‘Two Lions’ shares his passions, dreams and musical endeavours within the broader community.

The Word-Love Looks LikeThe Word: Love Looks Like – Abe Nouk / 6m41s / 2016
Wri/Dir: Darius Devas, Timothy Parish
Prod: Adam Farrington-Williams
Over the past decade, spoken word slam poetry has exploded across Australia.
This film is part of a series that follows a new generation of poets and the inspiration behind their work.

Hazy PerspectiveHazy Perspective / 6m4s / 2016
Wri: Darren Sharman Dir: Nathan Tommasi
Prod: Alastair Vann (SAE Byron) (Visual Sub Culture)
RDT’s – A road safety campaign or cultural war? Do the current charges and penalties fit the crime? One side of the story will determine that to be the case, but are we about to see the laws change?

HitchHitch / 10m38s / 2016
Wri/Dir/Prod: Sophie Hexter, Poppy Walker (H.W. Collective)
A young, deaf boy wanders alone, through a remote Australian landscape. A mysterious man pulls up in a ute, to offer him a ride. Equal parts suspense and coming-of-age, HITCH explores loss and acceptance in a silent world, where nothing is as it appears to be.

The WinsomeThe Winsome / 7m23s / 2016
Wri/Dir/Prod: Chris McGuiness
A look at Lismore’s iconic pub The Winsome, that has been turned into a soup kitchen and homeless shelter.

Gomeroi VoicesGomeroi Voices / 8m51s / 2016
Wri/Dir/Prod: David Lowe & Eve Jeffery (Cloudcatcher Media)
The proposed Shenhua coal mine in the Liverpool Plains of NSW Australia threatens ancient Aboriginal heritage. Find out what’s at stake…

UberUber / 4m42s / 2016
Dir: Sheldon Lieberman, Igor Coric Prod: Stephanie Walsh (Bigfish)
Sheldon, Sam, Pat & Aunty Rae discuss the merits of Uber…services…

Runtime: 120min (+intermission)


BYRON ALL SHORTS 2017 Awards & Winners

The Byron All Shorts are held on Sat 28 Jan. These amazing local films screened to a capacity house, with finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes, that recognise excellence in short film making.

The Awards & Winners are:

iQ and  Flickerfest
iQ & FLiCKERFEST – JURY AWARD – BEST SHORT FILM
$250 cash, Avid Media Composer Software (value over $3,000)
Screenworks Membership, Season Pass+1 to Mullum/Byron Flickerfest 2018
‘In A Cane Field’  Wri/Dir: Emily Avila | Prod: Emily Avila & Coralie Tapper

 

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SAE QANTM CREATIVE MEDIA INSTITUTE – JURY AWARD – EMERGING TALENT
$250 cash, 1/2 day edit or film shoot (In Your Face Productions)
Screenworks Membership, Season Pass+1 to Mullum/Byron Flickerfest 2018
‘The Fine Art Of Being Zion’ Wri/Dir/Prod: Susie Forster


SCCU
SOUTHERN CROSS CREDIT UNION – PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – BEST SHORT FILM
$250 cash, 1/2 day edit or film shoot (In Your Face Productions)
Screenworks Membership, Season Pass+1 to Mullum/Byron Flickerfest 2018
‘Hitch’ Wri/Dir/Prod: Sophie Hexter, Poppy Walker

 

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS – PARTNERS

Thank you to our partners, your support enhances our regions creative industries & is greatly appreciated.
Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts is presented with iQ, and is a fund-raiser for the iQ Arts & Eco Reserve.

MAJOR PARTNERS & PRIZE PARTNERS
iQ 
and Flickerfest 
 iQ & Flickerfest – Festival Creators and Cash Prize Partners (Jury Award for Best Short Film)

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SAE Qantm, Creative Media Institute – Creative Media Partner & Cash Prize Partner (Jury Award for Emerging Talent)

SCCU
SCCU – Event Partner & Cash Prize Partner (Audience Award for Best Short Film)

 

INDUSTRY PRIZE PARTNERS
Avid Software
Avid Software

In Your Face
In Your Face Productions

ScreenWorks
Screenworks

 

MEDIA SUPPORTERS

Northern Star

Byron Shire News

 

BayFM

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2017 – Call for Entries EXTENDED til Fri 23 Dec!

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

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Byron All Shorts 2017 call for entriesSat 28th: Byron All Shorts Finalists – door 4pm | films 4.30pm
(Includes ABC Open entries)
Sun 29th: Byron All Shorts Awards – door 7.30pm | awards 8.30pm
(Prior to Flickerfest’s Best Of Australian Shorts)

Mullum Civic Hall

Byron All Shorts will be held on Saturday 28th Jan, with the finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes that recognise excellence in short film making.

Last year these amazing local films screened to a capacity house at the Mullum Civic Hall, alongside the Flickerfest International Short Film Festival screenings.

The awards are selected by the esteemed jury of local film makers & industry experts.

Entries close 23rd December 2016 – download entry form here !
check out Last years Finalists & Awards here.

9th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening

Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening poster9th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Screening

SOLD OUT

Presented by Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ with support from Screenworks
Tuesday 5th July, 6.30pm – The Byron Theatre

The Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ are thrilled to present two inspiring aboriginal short films selected from the finalists of Flickerfest 2016, local short ‘Nan And A Whole Lot Of Trouble’ & ‘Under Skin In Blood’; plus the acclaimed feature ‘SPEAR’ directed by Bangarra Dance Theatre’s artistic director & choreographer Stephen Page.  This outstanding film is produced by John Harvey and stars Hunter Page-Lochard & Aaron Pedersen.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with ‘SPEAR’ producer John Harvey & Flickerfest director Bronwyn Kidd.

SPEAR, Australia’s first contemporary Indigenous dance film is an exhilirating cinematic debut for choreographer Stephen Page and his talented team of local film-makers.” Luke Buckmaster, film reviewer The Guardian

This programme will take you on a special journey with some of the freshest aboriginal filmmakers today.

Come along & enjoy these unique stories from incredible filmmakers & support the celebration of the aboriginal culture during NAIDOC week with this programme of amazing films with Q&A.

A fundraiser for the Arakwal Corporation & supported by the Indigenous Coordination Centre.

Plus, Screenworks will host a screen industry workshop with ‘SPEAR’ producer John Harvey prior to the screening at 4.30pm -6pm:

an ‘in conversation’ with John Harvey covering his filmmaking process.  The workshop is an invitation only event, if you are interested in attending please email: events@screenworks.com.au

Tickets: The Byron Theatre (Community Centre) & byroncentre.com.au | or at door – $12/10

More info: 0414 779881

Arakwal NAIDOC Week Programme – 105min

Nan And A Whole Lot Of Trouble - film still 600wNAN AND A WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE – 11min / 2015 / Comedy
Writer: Sue McPherson
Director: Dena Curtis
Producer: Lois Randall
Nan, of Aboriginal and Irish descent, keeps a photo album of dead family members. Younger sister Min believes this morbid European tradition is culturally inappropriate. Told with warmth and humour, this short film tackles cultural taboos.

Under Skin In Blood - film still 600wUNDER SKIN IN BLOOD – 12min / 2015 / Drama
Writer/Director: Larissa Behrendt
Producer: John Harvey
Inspired by real events experienced by Aboriginal workers in the 1970s at the Baryugil asbestos mine in New South Wales, a woman recalls happier times before her life was ruined by something nobody could see.

 

Spear poster 800hSPEAR – 84min / 2015 / Drama
Writers: Justin Monjo & Stephen Page
Director: Stephen Page
Producer: John Harvey
Starring: Hunter Page-Lochard, Aaron Pedersen and Djakapurra Munyarryun
“A foot in each world. A heart in none.”
A young man reconciles ancient tradition with the modern, urban world in this debut feature from Stephen Page, artistic director of Australia’s renowned Bangarra Dance Theatre.
‘Spear’ Trailerview here
‘Spear’ Website: www.spear-film.com.au

‘Spear’ Long Synopsis: Acclaimed Artistic Director and Choreographer Stephen Page brings Bangarra Dance Theatre’s outstanding dance work SPEAR to the screen. Striking and original, Page weaves story through dance to deliver an extraordinary cinematic experience in his feature film debut.

Using gesture and dance, with minimal dialogue, SPEAR follows a young Aboriginal man named Djali (Hunter Page-Lochard) from the outback to the streets of Sydney on his quest to understand what it means to be a man with ancient traditions in a modern world.

Featuring brilliant Bangarra dancers and an evocative David Page score that combines traditional and contemporary music, SPEAR is an intimate journey with one of Australia’s most celebrated artists and one of the most affecting & spiritually resonant films of the year.

FLiCKERFEST 2016 & BYRON ALL SHORTS

Flickerfest 201625th International Short Film Festival

Australia’s leading Academy®Accredited
& BAFTA recognised short film festival

Fri 22nd – Sun 24th, January 2016
Mullum Civic Hall, Mullumbimby

FLiCKERFEST 2016 – 25th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
and BYRON ALL SHORTS Northern Rivers Short Film Comp

PROGRAMME, TIMES & TICKETS

Friday 22nd: Opening Night Party – 7.30pm | 8.30pm films start – Best Of International 1 $20/18 conc
Delicious treats from Fat Belly Kaf, music from DJ Beat Dusta, & complimentary drinks from VodkaO, Little Creatures beer & Pipsqueak cider, Rosnay organic wine, Phoenix Organics drinks. – BUY TIX

Saturday 23rd: Flickerlab In conversation with Wayne Blair – door 2.30 | 3pm start, Free

Saturday 23rd: Byron All Shorts - door 4pm | 4.30pm start, $12/10 conc – BUY TIX

Saturday 23rd: Best Of Australian Shorts - door 7.30pm | 8.30pm start, $15/12 conc – BUY TIX

Sunday 24th: Short Laughs Comedy – 7.30pm for 8.30pm start, $15/12 conc – (Plenty of tickets available at the door)

Festival Pass: $50/40 concBUY TIX

Running Time: (approx 110min each session) Classification: (under 15yrs to be w/adult)

Tickets: moshtix.com.au & at the door.
All sessions approx 110 mins (Classification: under 15yrs to be w/Adult)

Tickets available at www.moshtix.com.au, 1300 GET TIX (438 849) on your mobile & all moshtix outlets.

The Flickerfest ’25 Years of Hot Shorts’ Cafe
Open daily: from 7.30pm Friday & Sunday | from 2.30pm Saturday
Serving delicious organic treats & drinks.

Further Inquires: 0414 779881

Join us for a fabulous weekend of the best short films that the world has to offer.

ABOUT

Celebrating its landmark 25th year, Flickerfest, Australia’s leading Academy® Award accredited and BAFTA-recognised Short Film Festival, and the country’s largest Australian & International short film competition, screens the best of shorts from Australia and around the globe; ensuring the presentation of A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world.

Flickerfest screens for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach from 8-17 January 2016, with selected highlights the most entertaining and innovative short films from around the world touring Australia on a 50+ venue national tour from Jan – May 2016; with Byron shire being the first stop.

Flickerfest is screening for its 18th year in the Northern Rivers region in 2016 and will celebrate its landmark 25th birthday since the festivals 1st ever screening in Balmain Sydney back in 1991.

The Flickerfest 2016 tour will take place at the new home of the air-cooled Mullum Civic Hall, screening a smorgasboard of the worlds and Australia’s best shorts over one big weekend handpicked from a record 2400 entries.

Along with the Byron All Shorts finalists screening, audiences will experience the best of short films from the Byron Region, Australia and around the World over 3 cinematic-packed days.

Come celebrate amazing independent film-making in Mullumbimby from the 22-24 Jan.

Starting Friday night with a glam catered opening night party with delicious treats from Fat Belly Kaf, music from DJ Beat Dusta, followed by the Best Of International Shorts.

Saturday afternoon kicks off with our Byron All Shorts local filmmakers finalists screening showcasing the best from our region, and Saturday night our Best Of Australian Shorts light up the screen.

Sunday night catch the Byron All Shorts awards then, sit back and enjoy our global Short Laughs Comedy programme, comedy highlights handpicked from Flickerfest.

Local Mullumbimby residents Flickerfest director Bronwyn Kidd and Flickerfest Production/Tour manager Shane Rennie are thrilled to be bringing the festival home to their own town and look forward to sharing some incredible festival highlights with their local region.

Amongst an amazing array of highlights this year is a delightful locally produced comedy film ‘Nan And A Whole Lot Of Trouble’ shot in Tullera, Lismore and Wardell and produced by local resident Lois Randall directed by award winning indigenous director Dena Curtis, will have its world premiere at Flickerfest Sydney in the Academy® Accredited Australian competition and its Northern Rivers premiere at Flickerfest on tour.

Don’t miss this one-off chance to see this and other amazing shorts before they continue their journey around the world; curated from the Flickerfest competition screenings at Bondi; expect to experience the best in short film-making Australia & the world has on offer.

Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts is presented with iQ, and is a fund-raiser for the iQ Arts & Eco Reserve.

Watch the Flickerfest 2016 Tour Trailer

FLiCKERFEST 2016 PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Friday 22nd Jan, Best Of International 1 programme, highlights includes:

OH-BE-JOYFUL
United Kingdom / 14 min / 2015
WRI: Kayleigh Llewellyn
DIR: Susan Jacobson
PROD: Katie Campbell
On her birthday, the last thing Sophie (Kayleigh Llewellyn) wants to do is care for her wheelchair-bound grandmother, Rita (Sheila Reid). However, Rita is a lot sharper than her granddaughter thinks. Determined for Sophie to come to terms with her sexuality, the ever-cheeky Rita drags her to the supermarket, leaving smashed mandarins and garlic in their wake. It’s an endearing moment of bonding between the two, despite the generation gap. Oh Be Joyful is a heart-warming tale of love, family and acceptance.

AUTOS PORTRAITS (CARFACE)
Canada / 4min / 2015
DIR: Claude Cloutier
PROD: Julie Roy
Carface is a whirling, twirling automotive waltz. To the tune of “Que Sera, Sera,” carefree cars cavort in all directions while the black ooze that fuels them is unremittingly pumped from Mother Earth. The ultimate orgiastic spectacle of our Big Oil–based empire. Let the games begin! The impact is all the more heightened by the film’s outlandish cartoon imagery. Shortlisted for best animated shorts category at the Oscars, Cloutier’s film is a biting commentary of a world threatened by climate change and declining natural resources.

Saturday 23rd Jan, Best Of Australian Shorts programme, highlights include:

NAN AND A WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE
Australia / 11min / 2015
WRI: Sue McPherson
DIR: Dena Curtis
PROD: Lois Randall (From Lennox Head)
Shot in Lismore, Tullera and Wardell Northern NSW. A whole lot of fun and set in ‘well groomed suburbia’, Dena Curtis’s film is a charming comic drama about a family in a spot of trouble. Nan (Noeleen Shearer), and granddaughter Fuzzy (Amba-Rose Atkinson) of Aboriginal and Irish descent, face off with Aunty Min (Pamela Young) after the passing of a close relative. Nan keeps a photo album of dead family members. Younger sister Min believes this morbid European tradition is culturally inappropriate. Told with warmth and humour, this fun short film tackles cultural taboos and indigenous tradition.

FLAT DADDY
Australia / 16min / 2014
WRI / DIR: Matt Holcomb
PROD: Annie Kinnane
Life-size cut-outs of soldiers away in combat are used by military families to cope with their loved one’s absence. Eating dinner at the table with a life-size cut-out of your dad isn’t exactly ordinary. But for Kate (Kat Stewart) and daughter Cindy (Sophia Tsoltoudis), it’s their only way to fill the void while their absent father and husband Scott (Christian Clark) is on military duty. Based on an award-winning short story by Louise D’Arcy, Flat Daddy is a heartbreaking examination of the ups and downs of family in emotional upheaval. With a soaring orchestral score by acclaimed Australian composer Guy Gross (The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert), it will catapult you on a journey of love and perseverance in the face of hardship. (starring Kat Stewart and Kathryn Beck)

ERNIE BISCUIT
Australia/ 20min / 2015
WRI/DRI/PROD Adam Elliot (Harvie Krumpet)
The charming clayography of a lonely Deaf Parisian Taxidermist whose life is turned upside down and back to front when a dead pigeon arrives on his doorstep.
Adam Elliot (Oscar Winner ‘Harvie Krumpet’) is known for his quirky humanist and humorous animations dealing with the outsider and Ernie Biscuit is another delightfully warm and uplifting addition to his short film collections.

Sunday 24th Jan, Short Laughs Comedy programme, highlights include:

NULLA NULLA
Australia / 6min / 2014
WRI/DIR: Dylan River
PROD: Tanith Glynn- Maloney
Fresh out of the academy, White Cop experiences his first taste of Aboriginal community life, as Black Cop puts him to the test.
Winner of the AACTA award for Best Australian film this delightful comedy starring award winning director/actor Wayne Blair (The Sapphires, Redfern Now) takes us to a remote where a new white cop is hilariously introduced to local culture.

HALFBEARD
Australia / 7min / 2015
WRI/DIR: Luke Ryan
PROD: Julian Vincent Costanzo, Marcello Ianno
Gavin is a comedy actor who wants to be taken seriously. That’s why he’s grown a beard. Now Gavin is about to make the crossover into drama. But first he needs to find a razor… Actor Luke Ryan’s hilarious short is a quirky take on hipsters and the latest beard trend.

FLiCKERLAB

Wayne Blair3pm- In Conversation Wayne Blair Join multi award winning indigenous director and actor and Flickerfest alumni Wayne Blair as he talks about his journey from short film maker to award winning director.

Wayne’s credits include the highly acclaimed feature film ‘The Sapphires’, TV drama Redfern Now, recently completed feature film ‘Septembers Of Shiraz’ starring Adrian Brodie and Selma Hayek and soon to be released 6 part ABC series Cleverman.

 

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2016

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

presented by clip_image004_0000
BAS 2016Sat 23rd: Byron All Shorts Finalists Screening – door 4pm | films 4.30pm $12/10

Sun 24th: Byron All Shorts Awards – door 7.30pm | awards 8.30pm
(Prior to Flickerfest’s Short Laughs Comedy programme $15/12, free for finalists)
Mullum Civic Hall

About BYRON ALL SHORTS

The Byron All Shorts are held on Saturday 23rd Jan, with finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes that recognise excellence in short film making.

These amazing & best of local short films have screened to a capacity house over the recent years.

THE JURY: Byron All Shorts will be judged at the screening by an esteemed jury of film practitioners including: Wayne Blair (dir: The Sapphires & Redfern Now to name a couple); legendary Australian actor & activist Tony Barry; & Lois Randall (prod: Gods Of Wheat Street & East Of Everything to name a couple)
(The awards presentation is on Sunday night prior to the Best Of Australian Shorts programme).

Support our regions local stories & support the best of our local filmmakers, alongside the best in the world.

Thank you & congratulations to all entrants & finalists (selected from almost 60 entries)!

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS – Awards Announcement

The Byron All Shorts were held on Sat 23rd Jan. These amazing local films screened to a capacity house, with 19 finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes, that recognise excellence in short film making.

And the winners are:

iQ  Flickerfest iQ & FLiCKERFEST – JURY AWARD – BEST HIGH SCHOOL SHORT FILM
Return Wri/Dir/Prod: Jayden Morrison
A short look into the endless return to the ocean.

 

iQ  Flickerfest iQ & FLiCKERFEST – JURY AWARD – BEST SHORT FILM
‘Citizen To Activist’
 – Wri: David Lowe;  Dir/Prod: Eve Jeffrey & David Lowe
Get up! Stand up! A not-so-serious look at the journey from citizen to activist.

 

SCCU SOUTHERN CROSS CREDIT UNION – PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – BEST SHORT FILM
‘Seymour The Cross Dressing Wolfe’ – Wri/Dir/Prod: Leif Lyall
Pirates, a cross dressing wolf and seven deadly ninja sheep. What could possibly go wrong?

Runner-Up: ‘Painted’ – Wri/Dir/Prod: Elvis Schmoulianoff
An adventure in stop-motion body art where the paint is alive & tells the story.

 

SAE Qantm logo 100h SAE QANTM Creative Media Institute – JURY AWARD – EMERGING TALENT
‘Creating Within’
– Wri/Dir/Prod: Darius Devas
Darius and his lifelong friend, Luke Morgan, go on a surfing pilgrimage to remote parts of the South Australian coastline. The trip marked the tenth anniversary of their ‘third musketeer’ Billy Whitton’s death. This film explains the motivation behind ‘Within’
 (together with) ‘Within’ – Wri/Dir/Prod: Darius Devas
An impressionistic exploration of the ocean that creates the space to linger, in vivid vibrant detail, dwelling on water in movement, flowing through the majestic folds of nature. The film’s narration, spoken by Guy Pearce is a simple, haiku like tribute to Nature and the interconnection of life.

 

The Byron All Shorts 2016 finalists programme

High Schools finalists

ComradeComrade / 4m12s / 2015 (Mullum High – music video)
Wri/Dir/Prod: Jack DeCosta
A music clip inspiring and by and showcasing the Brunswick Valley.
Premiere Screening

 

 

A New Pair Of Shoes - still 800wA New Pair Of Shoes / 5m5s / 2015 (Byron Steiner – Mullum)
Wri/Dir/Prod: Maya Duel
When Jennifer Fisher set out for her daily routine of jogging the empty streets in the fresh early morning, things didn’t go quite as she planned. As the streets wind out before them, the new neighbours delve into a topic that causes tension to rise, threatening to push them apart.

 

Return - still 800wReturn / 4m7s (Ballina) 2015
Wri/Dir/Prod: Jayden Morrison
A short look into the endless return to the ocean.
Premiere Screening

 

 

Main Competition finalists

Team Tick - still 800wTeam Tick / 3m13s / 2015
Dir: Sheldon Lieberman, Igor Coric | Prod: Teagan Thisby Young
Living on a farm has its perks…& its pests. When Gertrude the goose gets a tick, the family does their best to help.
World Premiere

 

 

Making Maude - still 800wMaking Maude / 5m33s / 2015
Wri/Dir/Prod: Megan Kinninment
Meet Lismore’s Queen of polystyrene, Michael Gates & his drag Queen alter ego Maude Boate.

 

 

Snakes Among Us - still 800wSnakes Among Us / 4m29s / 2015
Wri/Dir: Matthew Pepler | Prod: Buster Williams
Shedding skins of perception, this revealing documentary explores how lo live with the Snakes Among Us.
World Premiere

 

 

Creating Within - still 800wCreating Within / 7m / 2014
Wri/Dir/Prod: Darius Devas
Darius and his lifelong friend, Luke Morgan, go on a surfing pilgrimage to remote parts of the South Australian coastline. The trip marked the tenth anniversary of their ‘third musketeer’ Billy Whitton’s death. Darius reflects on how Billy’s death sparked the beginning of his inward journey, shifting his perspective about what matters in life and expanding his connection to the ocean.

 

Within - still 800wWithin / 5m5s / 2014
Wri/Dir/Prod: Darius Devas
An impressionistic exploration of the ocean that creates the space to linger, in vivid vibrant detail, dwelling on water in movement, flowing through the majestic folds of nature. The film’s narration, spoken by Guy Pearce is a simple, haiku like tribute to Nature and the interconnection of life.

 

Looking to Buy - still 800wLooking To Buy / 12m30s / 2015
Wri/Dir: Isaac Wall | Prod: Kate Laurie
A married couple inspect a piece of land for sale.
NSW Premiere

 

 

Bend In The River - still 800wBend In The River / 13m / 2015
Dir/Prod: David Lowe | Prod: Eve Jeffery
Multiple Golden Guitar winner Luke O’Shea locked onto a water pump on Australia Day with his father. Find out why…

 

 

Lydians Space - still 800wLydian’s Place / 3m / 2015
Wri/Dir: Jonatan Lundmark | Prod: Sabastian Lundmark
Insight into the life of Lydian Dunbar an electronic music artist who’s disability becomes his creatability.

 

 

Cross Stitch - still 800wCross Stitch / 3m / 2015
Wri/Dir/Prod: Michelle Eabry | Dir: Ghita Fiorelli
Eric Smith has been embroidering for over 20 years. Originally from California Eric now lives in Cawongla in Northern NSW. In this short film Eric reveals why he chooses to express himself in thread.

 

 

Painted - still 800wPainted / 4m21s / 2014
Wri/Dir/Prod: Elvis Schmoulianoff
An adventure in stop-motion body art where the paint is alive & tells the story.
Australian Premiere

 

 

Intermission

Citizen To Activist - still 800wCitizen To Activist / 4m39s / 2015
Wri/Dir: David Lowe | Dir/Prod: Eve Jeffery
Get up! Stand up! A not-so-serious look at the journey from citizen to activist.
Regional Premiere

 

 

Ninja Circus - still 800wNinja Circus / 4m37s / 2015
Wri/Dir: Jonatan Lundmark | Prod: Sabastian Lundmark
Ninja Circus is a dynamic indigenous circus troupe from Mititjula located below Uluru. The circus gives the kids new opportunities in life.

 

 

A Surfers Legacy - still 800wA Surfers Legacy / 18m / 2015
Wri/Dir/Prod: Andy Bambach, Ranis Willis
An Australian surfer uses recycled limbs to change the lives of the poor in India with the gift of a leg.

 

 

The Battle - still 800wThe Battle / 3m / 2015
Wri/Dir/Prod: Sophie Hexter, Poppy Walker
Kayah Guenther is a young artist struggling to find his place in the world. Born with trisomy 21, he narrates his story through dance. A highly stylised and darkly evocative portrait, set to an original score, ‘The Battle’ explores themes of identity, power, passion and despair.
Regional Premiere

 

The Plover - still 800wThe Plover / 7m / 2015
Wri/Dir: Klutch Kable | Prod/Wri: Sheraden Robins
It is 1977 in the suburbs. Henry Arthur Henry is a pasty freckled ginger who wants the most awesome t shirt on the planet and to jump on Angie Primarano’s trampoline. The only thing stopping him is the plover that lives in the spare block between his house and Angie Primarano’s trampoline.
Australian Premiere

 

Seymour The Cross Dressing Wolf - still 800wSeymour The Cross Dressing Wolf / 9m6s / 2015
Wri/Dir/Prod: Leif Lyall
Pirates, a cross dressing wolf and seven deadly ninja sheep.. What could possibly go wrong?
World Premiere

 

Runtime:  125min

 

Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts is presented with iQ, and is a fund-raiser for the iQ Arts & Eco Reserve.

BYRON ALL SHORTS – PARTNERS

Thank you, your support is greatly appreciated & also supports our regions creative industries.

Flickerfest  and iQ
 Flickerfest & iQ Inc – Festival Creators and Cash Prize Partners (Jury Award for Best Short Film)

SAE Institute
SAE Qantm, Creative Media Institute – Creative Media Partner & Cash Prize Partner (Jury Award for Emerging Talent)

SCCU - Audience Award for Best Short Film
SCCU – Event Partner & Cash Prize Partner (Audience Award for Best Short Film)

 

INDUSTRY PRIZE PARTNERS

Avid Software
Avid Software

In Your Face
In Your Face Productions

ScreenWorks

 

MEDIA SUPPORTERS

Northern Star

Byron Shire News

 

 

BayFM

PRMF GRANT 2015

Driveway s138 approvaliQ was successful in receiving funding through Public Reserves Management Fund of $15k to complete the access driveway to iQ Reserve & $24k to install fencing along the front of the iQ Reserve.

The roadworks are a major consent condition prior to holding large public events.

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2016 – Entries CLOSED (some exceptions til New Year)

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

presented by iQ Inc

Byron_All_Shorts_call_for_entries_300h_2016Mullum Civic Hall
Sat 23rd Jan: Byron All Shorts Finalists Screening – door 4pm | films 4.30pm
Sun 24th Jan: Byron All Shorts Awards – door 7.30pm | awards 8.30pm
(Prior to Flickerfest’s Best Of Australian Shorts)

Byron All Shorts will be held on Saturday 23rd Jan , with the finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes that recognise excellence in short film making.
Last year these amazing local films screened to a capacity house at the A&i Hall Bangalow, alongside the Flickerfest International Short Film Festival.
The awards are selected by the esteemed jury of local film makers & industry experts.

ENTRIES CLOSED: (some exceptions til New Year)  – download Byron All Shorts 2016_extended entry form !

Finalists announced by 7th Jan

8TH ARAKWAL NAIDOC WEEK, FILM SCREENING 2015

Tuesday, 7th July, 6.30pm

Tix @BBCC & online | or at the door ($10/8conc)

The Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc are thrilled to present a selection of inspiring Indigenous short films selected from the finalists of Flickerfest 2015. This programme will take you on a special journey with some of the freshest aboriginal filmmakers today. Come along & enjoy these unique stories from incredible aboriginal filmmakers & support the celebration of the culture of our first Australians in NAIDOC week with this programme of amazing films.

ARAKWAL NAIDOC WEEK FILM SCREENING – Programme Highlights:

BUSH MECHANICS: 11.5min
Wri/Dir: Jason Japaljarri Woods, Jonathan Daw | Wri: Francis Jupurrurla Kelly, David Batty | Prod: Michael Taylor, Jeff Bruer In the central Australian desert, four Warlpiri men travel to visit a powerful elder at a remote outstation. On the road they must overcome mechanical mishaps and the trickery of a mischievous spirit. It will take all of their bush ingenuity to keep their car running and themselves alive.
View trailer here

ONE FINE DAY: 10min
Wri/Dir: Kelli Cross | Prod: Kelrick Martin Trying to stay strong for her family on what proves to be a distressing and difficult day, a young woman comes to realize that some things in life are beyond her control. All that is left is love and hope.

HIGH TIDE: 10min
Wri: Dot West | Dir: Kimberley West | Prod: Kelrick Martin Can Jamie set his fishing line aside for one night in order to catch the girl of his dreams?

HOW DO WE GET TO SPACE: LOVE PUNKS & SATELLITE SISTERS: 27min Wri: Producer: Debra Myers | Dir: Chynna Campbell Something is happening in one of the hottest and most remote places of the world… In the small Aboriginal community of Ieramagadu (Roebourne), Western Australia, an unlikely group of 11-year olds wearing found objects, wacky hats and face paint create the world’s first Aboriginal interactive comic book, NEOMAD.

…plus more !

*Note: Tickets will be available online from Byron Bay Community Centre | also from the Byron Bay Community Centre (& at the door from 6pm).

New Grants

iQ recently received $11,000 from the NSW Department of Lands for storage sheds and two camping platforms for our sustainable living eco-expo.We also received $20,000 through Ballina Employment and Training Centre to establish our community organic garden.

FLiCKERFEST 2015 & Byron All Shorts

24th International Short Film Festival

Australia’s leading Academy®Accredited
& BAFTA recognised short film festival

Fri 23rd – Sun 25th, January 2015
A&I Hall, Bangalow

ABOUT

FLiCKERFEST 2015

24th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMFESTIVAL

Flickerfest brings its ‘Short Films – Licensed To Thrill’ into the Northern Rivers from the 23rd to the 25th January, for it’s 17th year screening a smorgasbord of short films; along with Byron All Shorts finalists, audiences will experience the best of short films from the Byron Region, Australia and around the World over 3 days at the A & i Hall Bangalow.

Celebrating 24 years of short film excellence Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading 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.

Over 2,400 entries were received for Flickerfest 2015, and only the top 110 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.

The calibre of this year’s program is undeniable with several films screening at some of the worlds most prominent and revered film festivals including Sundance and Cannes.

At Flickerfest Bangalow we will be screening an entertaining, inspiring and award winning range of 30 Flickerfest shorts over the festival, many of which are World or Australian premieres, giving local Flickerfest audiences the first look at the hottest short films in the world today. We will also be presenting the best of Northern Rivers shorts at the Byron All Shorts finalists screening, which last year played to a capacity audience of 400 people.

Flickerfest is Australia’s largest touring film festival, visiting 50 locations around the country.

PROGRAMME TIMES & PRICES

Friday 23rd: Opening Night Party – 7.30pm | 8.30pm films start – Best Of International 1 $20/17 conc
VodkaO, Little Creatures beer & Pipsqueak cider, Rosnay organic wine, Phoenix drinks & nibbles. – BUY TIX

Saturday 24th: ‘FlickerLab‘ Concept to Market workshop – door 2pm | 2.30pm start, Free

Saturday 24th: Byron All Shorts +ABC Open Shorts – door 4pm | 4.30pm start, $12/10 conc – BUY TIX

Saturday 24th: Best Of International 2 – door 7.30pm | 8.30pm start, $15/12 conc – BUY TIX

Sunday 25th: Best Of Australian Shorts – 7.30pm for 8.30pm start, $15/12 conc – BUY TIX

Festival Pass: $50/40 conc

Running Time: (approx 110min each session) Classification: (under 15yrs to be w/adult)

Tickets: moshtix.com.au & at the door.
All sessions approx 110 mins (Classification: under 15yrs to be w/Adult)

Tickets available at www.moshtix.com.au, 1300 GET TIX (438 849) on your mobile & all moshtix outlets.

The Flickerfest ‘Licensed To Thrill’ Cafe
Open daily: from 7.30pm Friday & Sunday | from 2pm Saturday
Serving delicious organic treats & drinks.

Join us for a fabulous weekend of the best short films that the world has to offer.

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Highlights of Flickerfest 2015 Bangalow include:

On Friday 23rd Jan, Best Of International 1 programme, highlights includes:
BOOGALOO & GRAHAM – 14min (Northern Ireland)
Wri: Ronan Blaney / Dir: Michael Lennox / Prod: Brian J. Falconer, Richard Irwin
In 1970’s Belfast two young boys discover the facts of life aided by the help of their pet chickens.
Nominated for 2015 Oscar for Live Action Short Film

OH LUCY – 21:20min – (Japan)
Dir/Prod: Atsuko Hirayanagi
Setsuko, a 55-year-old single ‘office lady’ in Tokyo, is given a blonde wig and a new identity, “Lucy,” by her young unconventional English instructor. “Lucy” awakens desires Setsuko never knew she had. When the instructor suddenly disappears, Setsuko must come to terms with what remains – herself.
Winner Flickerfest 2015 Best International Short Film; Official Selection Cannes 2014

On Saturday 24th Jan, Best Of International 2 programme, highlights includes:
THE CHICKEN 15:00 mins – (Germany)
Dir: Una Gunjak / Prod: Jelena Goldbach
As a present for her 6th birthday, Selma gets a live chicken. When she realises the animal is going to be killed to feed the family, she decides to save it and set it free, unaware of the high stakes such action will lead to. While trying to bring back the missing chicken, Selma’s mum becomes the target of a sniper shoot. It’s Sarajevo, year running 1993.
Semain De La Critic Cannes 2014

THE KARMAN LINE – 24min (UK)
Wri/Dir: Oscar Sharp / Wri: Dawn Kind / Prod: Chris Collins
When a mother is hit by a rare condition that sees her lift off the ground at a slow but ever increasing rate, her husband and daughter are forced to come to terms with losing her.
Official Selection SXSW 2014

On Sunday 25th Jan, Best Of Australian Shorts programme, highlights include:
BUSH MECHANICS – 11:30min
Dir: Jonathan Daw / Prod: Michael Taylor, Jeff Bruer
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.
Winner Flickerfest 2015 – Yoram Gross Award for Best Australian Animation

GREY BULL – 15min
Wri/Dir: Eddy Bell / Prod: Khoby Rowe
The moving and insightful GREY BULL about Martin a South Sudanese refugee who happens upon a bull who he believes is his spiritual totem he decides to rescue it from the abattoir he works in. Once home, the bull begins to jeopardise Martin’s family’s chance at fitting in. Martin is torn between his ancient cultural identity and his family’s new life in Australia.
Winner Flickerfest 2015 – Virgin Australia Award for Best Australian Short Film

FLORENCE HAS LEFT THE BUILDING – 13min
Wri/Dir: Mirrah Foulkes / Prod: Alex White
Its 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 take the opportunity for one last hurrah. Starring a very unrecognizable Jacki Weaver

FLiCKERLAB

on Sat 24th 2.30pm is a free ‘Concept to Market’ workshop with Bronwyn Kidd (Flickerfest director) in conversation with special guest Writer/Director: Heath Davis.

Heath Davis is an award winning filmmaker whose films have screened and won awards at various international film festivals including Telluride, Tribeca and Flickerfest.

Since graduating from the University of Western Sydney, Davis has written and directed the short films Spoon Man, Bella, Bee Sting and Rabbit as well as numerous music videos and TVCs with Sydney based production house Scope Red.

Most recently Davis directed the concert movie for ARIA winners The Jezabels “The Jezabels Live at the Hordern” as well as the upcoming feature film “Broke” starring Steve Le Marquand, Max Cullen, Claire Van Der Boom, Steve Bastoni, Justin Rosniak, William Zappa and Brendan Cowell.

This workshop will take you on a journey from when you conceptualise a film idea through how to get it to market, with two industry experts.

Bronwyn Kidd will discuss marketing & distributing your films to global platforms.

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2015

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

presented by clip_image004_0000
Byron All Shorts - call for entries 300hSat 24th: Byron All Shorts Finalists Screening – door 4pm | films 4.30pm $12/10
(Includes ABC Open entries)
Sun 25th: Byron All Shorts Awards – door 7.30pm | awards 8.30pm
(Prior to Flickerfest’s Best Of Australian Shorts $15/12, free for finalists)
Bangalow, A&i Hall

BYRON ALL SHORTS finalists programme

The Byron All Shorts are held on Saturday 24th Jan, with finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes that recognise excellence in short film making.

These amazing & best of local short films screened to a capacity house of over 400 people at the A&i Hall Bangalow last year.

Byron All Shorts were judged by an esteemed jury of film practitioners including: legendary Australian actor & activist Tony Barry, writer/director Heath Davis (of upcoming feature, Broke) & Screenworks GM Ken Crouch. The awards will be presented on Sunday night prior to the Best Of Australian Shorts programme.

BYRON ALL SHORTS – Awards Announcement

The Byron All Shorts were held on Sat 24th Jan. These amazing local films screened to a capacity house, with 19 finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes, that recognise excellence in short film making.

And the winners are:

iQ & FLiCKERFEST – JURY AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM
“CONDOM” – Wri/Dir/Prod: Sheldon Lieberman, Igor Coric

SOUTHERN CROSS CREDIT UNION – PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM
“SPEAK TO ME” – Wri/Dir/Prod: Duncan James

SAE QANTM Creative Media Institute – JURY AWARD for EMERGING TALENT
“LEAVE ME” – Wri/Dir: Megan Donnelly

NORTHERN RIVERS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION – JURY AWARD for BEST DOCUMENTARY
“BEHIND THE MASK – BENNY ZABLE” – Wri/Dir/Prod: David Lowe / Prod: Kezia Geddes

iQ, FLiCKERFEST, SAE QANTM & SCCU – SPECIAL MENTION by the JURY
“A DAY IN VRINDAVAN” – DoP: Filip Cargonja, Kuva Zakheim / Editor: Hilary Hladini Zakheim / Prod: Bhava Films

iQ, FLiCKERFEST, SAE QANTM & SCCU – SPECIAL MENTION by the JURY
“MEMORIES OF SARAJEVO” – Dir/Prod: Karena Wyn-Moylan

iQ, FLiCKERFEST, SAE QANTM & SCCU – SPECIAL MENTION by the JURY
“GENTLY BENTLEY” – Wri/Dir/Prod: David Lowe

This finalists programme screened on Saturday 24th January 4.30pm at Bangalow A&i Hall; alongside Flickerfest’s 3 days of the worlds best ‘Short Films – Licensed To Thrill’.

Support our regions local stories & support the best of our local filmmakers, alongside the best in the world.
Thank you & congratulations to all entrants, finalists & winners!

The Byron All Shorts 2015 finalists selected from almost 60 entries are:
(in alphabetical order)

1000 Letters Of Love  - film still 400w1000 LETTERS OF LOVE (SAE) – 8:22min
Wri/Dir/Prod: Corby Lee Beel
Living in a world where destruction, selfish ambition & hate have become normal to witness in our society, there is a strong need for us to view ourselves as one & share a message of love, for a kinder future, The kindness of strangers can really make adifference to those who are recipients & change the way we see others & ourselves.

A Day In Vrindavan - film still 400wA DAY IN VRINDAVAN (SAE) – 8min
DoP: Filip Cargonja, Kuva Zakheim / Editor: Hilary Hladini Zakheim / Prod: Bhava Films
Journey to the sacred land of Bhakti, the village of Vrindavan, through this film-meditation. Experience the simple and devoted lives of the villagers from morning till night, and be inspired by the majesty of the land around them.

A New Generation - film still 400wA NEW GENERATION – 6:33min
Wri/Dir/Prod: Keita Ikawa
This movie is about focusing on a Japanese family life after Tsunami hit Japan in 2011.

Astrogurl - film still 400wASTROGURL (SCU) – 3:30min
Dir/Prod: Michelle Adams / Band: Nebuluv
An artistic misfit is obsessed with both outer space and a girl in his class who he dreams of becoming his comic book heroine, Astrogurl. Romantic narrative inspired by the experimental era of 1980s music video, including satirical performance miming.

Behind The Mask Benny Zable - film still 400wBEHIND THE MASK- BENNY ZABLE – 23min
Wri/Dir/Prod: David Lowe | Prod: Kezia Geddes
Benny Zable the legendary artist & activist talks about the art behind his activism, from the Franklin to Bentley & beyond.

Bound - film still 400wBOUND (SAE) – 2:51min
Wri/Dir/Prod: Myriam Frank
Bound, an original story by Myriam Frank, follows the life of Paula, a cheerful and contented woman in her twenties, who’s control of her life gets taken away from her. Not knowing how to react she follows her instincts, which leads her on an emotional journey.

Brodie Stanton - film still 400wBRODIE STANTON – A FILM PORTRAIT – 2:55min
Wri/Dir/Prod: Jayden Morrison (Richmond River High)
A brief insight to Brodie Stanton’s life as a MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter.
Premiere Screening

Condom - film still 400wCONDOM – 3:48min
Wri/Dir/Prod: Sheldon Lieberman, Igor Coric
Recorded and set in Bryon Bay, and animated in Brisbane. When six year old Spike finds a used condom, Dadda attempts to explain about boys’ schmekels and girls’ knutzas, and exactly what a condom is for.

Dingo Love - film still 400wDINGO LOVE (ABC Open short) – 3:45min
Wri/Dir/Prod: Debrah Novak
A story of a farmer and his pack of Dingos, and how his love for them has changed his thinking.
Premiere Screening – ABC Open contributor – this is Debrah’s first film

Gently Bentley - film still 400wGENTLY BENTLY – 4min
Wri/Dir/Prod: David Lowe
A music video for Luke Vassella’s anthem for the Bentley blockade, featuring many heroes of the gasfield-free movement in the Northern Rivers.

Leave Me - film still 400wLEAVE ME – 5:27min
Dir: Megan Donnelly (Mullum High)
An original music video clip to an original song by Megan Donnelly.
Premiere Screening – this is Megan’s first film

Lucy Love - film still 400wEQUILIBRIUM (SAE) – 3:50min
Wri/Dir/Prod: Lucy Love
A music video about trying to find balance when love has overwhelmed you. Going to a deeper level within yourself exploring your inner world of emotion and allowing yourself to be vulnerable, even when that is daunting and scary. Because if you want to find lasting love, deep love, deep connection, it begins with finding that within yourself.

Mary Torrens Gods Of Wheat Street 400wMARY TORRENS & THE GODS OF WHEAT ST (ABC Open short) – 4:45min
Wri/Dir/Prod: Jeanti St Clair
Mary Torrens is a Bundjalung woman from Casino, whose partner John Bell is the writer of the Indigenous television series, which was filmed in Northern NSW. When she was recruited as the Extras Casting Co-ordinator for the drama series, it was an entirely new role for the former social worker. I spent two days shadowing Mary on set with fellow ABC Open contributor J.J. Cobbo on camera with the invaluable support of ABC Open North Coast Producer, Catherine Marciniak. Mary’s strong community connections with the Casino and Kyogle mobs made her the ideal choice to take on the task of Extras Casting Coordinator for the six-part series.

Memories Of Sarajevo - film still 400wMEMORIES OF SAREJAVO – 5:37min
Dir/Prod: Karena Wyn-Moylan
The Siege of Sarajevo was the longest siege in modern warfare – lasting over 3 years & slaying over 10,000 people. At the height of the siege two young lovers, Admira & Bosko, Muslim & Sebian (Christian) respestively, tried to escape across the one bridge in the city. This is a short photographic history of this event using original war photography set to a soundtrack of an original song by Karena Wyn-Moylan which forms the basis of her radio documentary ‘Memories Of Sarajevo: The Myths & The Legends’. Premiere Screening

Speak To Me - film still 400wSPEAK TO ME – 10:30min
Wri/Dir/Prod: Duncan James
Recently widowed small town resident and bookstore owner ‘William’ lives a lonely existence. Emotionally burdened by the tragic loss of his partner and son he now struggles with the monotony of his daily grind and feelings of helplessness. During a lunch break he stumbles across what he believes could be a way to help conquer his crippling emotions and feelings of isolation. Could Williams plan of creating ‘mirror’ images of his sorely missed loved ones, ultimately provide him with another chance of happiness? Or is his idea doomed from the start? Filmed in Mullumbimby, Myocum and Main Arm

Teagan - film still 400wTEAGAN – 2:43min
Wri/Dir: Sheldon Lieberman, Igor Coric, Teagan Thisby Young / Prod: Tim Brown
A short about a Brisbane trans-gender woman’s transition, has screened at 33 festivals worldwide. A story of transition – from male to female, and from despondency to happiness. Using recorded interview material and representative artwork, this short touches on the fear and loneliness of living in the closet, and the joy and confidence that comes with stepping into the light.

The AB-Sorption Method - film still - Kerrianne Cox 400wTHE AB-SORPTION METHOD – 8:10min
Wri/Dir/Prod: Penny Evans (Lismore TAFE student)
Violet lives in small bedsit & spends what money she has on ‘whitening agents’ in an effort to blend in. But Violet is about to get a life changing visit from her past.
This is Penny’s first film

Welcome To Country - film still 400wWELCOME TO COUNTRY (as opposed to Welcome to a Gasfield) – 7:11min
Wri/Dir/Prod: Susie Forster
Delivered off-the-cuff & set to a live recording of Dusty Broken Windows by Andrea Soler, this moving speech by Githabul Elder yilla, (aka Uncle Kevin Boota) was filmed as a key movement in the mobilisation of the North Coast community & Bentley farmers against the would-be mining company Metgasco. This is something that every Australian, whether original or non-indigenous should hear.

XOXO 2480 - film still 400wXOXO 2480 – DEE DEE CHENILLE – 9:30min
Wri/Dir/Prod: Rachel Scollay
With a strange and unusual fabric fetish, Lismore’s inaugural burlesque exchange student Dee Dee Chenille finds herself in hot pursuit of Destiny, while making a documentary about her host community.

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