14th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening

Presented by Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc
Wednesday 7th July, 6.30pm (Sold Out)

2nd Screening due to high demand (sponsored by Byron Theatre):
Saturday 10 July, 6.30pm – Tickets here
at Byron Theatre

The Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc are thrilled to present an inspiring evening of aboriginal storytelling celebrating NAIDOC Week 2021, this years theme ‘Heal Country!

This year’s programme curated from Flickerfest favourites will take you on a special journey with some incredibly strong and powerful stories who’s compelling voices will inspire and delight.

The filmmakers have become some of the leading lights in indigenous filmmaking, blazing brightly on Australian screens and stage.

Programme includes: award winning short The Moogai by Casino wri/dir Jon Bell;
Closed Doors by award winning Australian actor Hunter Page-Lochard (Cleverman), starring Wayne Blair; the delightful & inspiring documentary Djuwalpada from Wagilak songman Daniel Wilfred all the way from North East Arnhem Land; moving sibling story Bala, the first short film by Bangarra Dance Theatre’s former senior choreographer Deborah Brown; & Bama by local emerging filmmaker Jahvis Loveday winner of the jury & audience award at this years iQ/Flickerfest Byron All Shorts.

Come along & enjoy these unique stories from incredible filmmakers championing aboriginal voices through this years NAIDOC theme ‘Heal Country!’; & support the celebration of aboriginal culture during NAIDOC Week.

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

Buy Tickets here: byroncentre.com.au or at the Byron Theatre (Community Centre)
Tickets also available at door – ‘subject to availability': $17/$15 con
Don’t miss out – limited to 130 tickets due to Covid restrictions.

More info: 0414 779881

14th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Short Films Screening Programme – 110min

View the Arakwal NAIDOC Week Screening 2021 sizzle reel here

Download Arakwal NAIDOC Week Screening 2021 programme here

Break It Down 'Bunyarra' still 1920wBREAK IT DOWN ‘BUNYARRA’ / 4mins / 2020
Wri/Dir/Prod: Desert Pea
Bunyarra is the Bundjalung word for ‘in good health’, and Local Arakwal elder Delta Kay shares stories about her land and staying healthy on country during the pandemic.

Bama still 1920wBAMA / 5mins / 2020
Wri/Dir/Prod: Jahvis Loveday
After the first day of private school in the city, a young aboriginal boy reflects on his fear of losing the magic of family and community after being so far away from them.

Wirun still 1920wWIRUN / 9mins / 2020
Wri: Ebony McGuire, Chad O’Brien | Dir: Chad O’Brien | Prod: Jemma Douglas
A young Indigenous girl must dig deep to own her performance of a Shakespearean sonnet for her high school drama class.

The Moogai still 1920wTHE MOOGAI / 15mins / 2020
Wri/Dir: Jon Bell | Prod: Samantha Jennings, Kristina Ceyton, Taylor Goddard, Mitchell Stanley
An Aboriginal psychological horror, THE MOOGAI is the story of a family terrorised by a child-stealing spirit.
.

Sparkles still 1920wSPARKLES / 13mins / 2020
Wri: Tina Fielding | Dir: Jacqueline Pelczar | Prod: Cody Greenwood
A 30-something-year-old Down Syndrome woman leaves her past behind, and runs away from a small country town, heading towards the city. Along her journey, she makes an unlikely friendship with a Drag Queen from the Outback, teaching us all not to be afraid to celebrate who we are.

Bala still 1920wBALA / 10mins / 2020
Wri: Melissa Lee Speyer | Dir: Deborah Brown | Prod: Georgia Noe O’Brien
In this poetic short, a former navy officer reunites with his cousins to grieve after learning of his much-loved grandfathers’ death, soon after the break-up of a relationship.

Closed Doors still 1920wCLOSED DOORS / 15mins / 2019
Wri/Dir: Hunter Page-Lochard, Carter Fred Simpkin | Prod: Mitchell Stanley, Toni Stowers
Regaining consciousness in a car wreck, a young father finds that his daughter is missing.
.

Djuwalpada still 1920wDJUWALPADA / 14mins / 2019
Wri/Dir: Daniel Wilfred | Wri: Nicola Bell | Prod: Courtney Collins
Djuwalpada is the story of a young songman from southeast Arnhem Land sharing his culture to keep it alive.
.

Between Two Lines still 1920wBETWEEN TWO LINES / 15mins / 2019
Wri/Dir: Jack Steele | Prod: Mitchell Stanley, Toni Stowers
A story of two men’s journey for their identity set in WW1.
.

Elders still 1920wELDERS / 10mins / 2019
Wri: Tracey Rigney | Dir: Tony Briggs | Prod: Damienne Pradier
Two Elders feel their grandson is ready to start learning vitally important lessons that will equip him with the tools to maintain the future survival of his culture.

 

MULLUM FLiCKERFEST & BYRON ALL SHORTS 2021

30th International Short Film Festival

Australia’s only Academy® Qualifying
& BAFTA recognised short film festival.

Thu 18 February – Sat 20 February 2021
Mullum Civic Hall, Mullumbimby.

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2021 AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT

iQ & FLiCKERFEST – JURY AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM
‘Bama’
Wri/Dir/Prod: Jahvis Loveday (Ocean Shores)
$250 AUD, Avid Media Composer Software (value over $1,300)

SAE Creative Media Institute – JURY AWARD for EMERGING TALENT
‘In The Light Of Day’
Wri/Dir/Prod: Ethan Lamb-Kelly (Myocum)
$250 AUD, 1/2 day In Your Face Productions edit or film shoot

iQ & FLiCKERFEST – AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM
‘Bama’
Wri/Prod/Prod: Jahvis Loveday (Ocean Shores)
$250 AUD, 1/2 day In Your Face Productions edit or film shoot

Jury Special Mention
‘How Much Can A Koala Bear’
Wri/Dir: Chris Davis | Prod: Chris Davis, Ben Gerbanis (Lennox Head)

Jury Special Mention
‘Rise’
Wri/Dir/Prod: Guinevere Rose (Casino)

*All award winners also receive a 1yr Screenworks Membership & Season Pass+1 to Mullum Flickerfest 2022.

 

FLiCKERFEST 2021 – 30th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
and BYRON ALL SHORTS Northern Rivers Short Film Comp

PROGRAMME, TIMES & TICKETS

Thursday 18 Feb: doors 7pm- Opening Night Drinks | films start 8pm- Best Of International Shorts $25/22 conc (+bf) SOLD OUT
Tasty snacks & complimentary drinks from Rosnay Organic wine, Gage Roads beer, Parkers Organic juices

Friday 19 Feb: 8pm- Best Of Australian Shorts, doors 7pm, $16/14 conc (+bf) SOLD OUT

Saturday 20 Feb: 4pm- Byron All Shorts & Awards (full programme details below), doors 3pm, $14/12 conc (+bf) SOLD OUT

Saturday 20 Feb: 8pm- Short Laughs Comedy, doors 7pm, $16/14 conc (+bf) BUY TIX

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

(online sales close 1 hour prior to each session)
Tickets also available at the door..
Covid-safe event at 75% capacity, with allocated seating on arrival.

Any general or tickets enquires pls call Shane: 0414 779 881

Flickerfest Cafe
Open daily: 1hr prior to sessions.
Serving delicious LuLu’s cakes, Byron pizza, Byron organic coffee, tea, organic Rosnay wine, Gage Roads beer & PS Organics drinks.

*Cashless transactions preferred for Tickets at door & Cafe!

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.

 

ABOUT MULLUM FLiCKERFEST

Celebrating its 30th year, Flickerfest, Australia’s only Academy® Qualifying 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 screened for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach in late January 2021, now selected highlights of the most entertaining and innovative short films from around the world are touring Australia on a 50+ venue national tour from Feb – Oct 2021; with Byron shire being the first screenings after Bondi.

Flickerfest is screening for its 24th year in the Northern Rivers region in 2021 and will celebrate its 30th birthday since the festivals 1st ever screening in Balmain, Sydney back in 1991.

The Flickerfest 2021 tour will take place at the Mullum Civic Hall, screening a smorgasbord of the worlds and Australia’s best shorts over one big weekend handpicked from a record 2,700 entries received from over 100 countries for Flickerfest Bondi.

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.

Celebrate amazing independent film-making in Mullumbimby from the 18 Feb – 20 Feb.

 

FLiCKERFEST 2021 PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Thursday 18th February

7pm – Opening Night Party

Join us as we celebrate our 24th year in the Northern Rivers to launch our festival of short films in style with a catered opening night party including complimentary tasty snacks & drinks from our partners Rosnay Organic Wines, Gage Roads Beer and Parkers Organic Juices.
…followed by…

8pm – Best Of International Shorts

Following the Opening Party, Flickerfest is thrilled to present its Best Of International Shorts programme, a selection of film gems from our Academy® qualifying and BAFTA recognised competition in Bondi.
Highlights include: the Australian premieres of the hilarious French animation ‘Normal’ winner of Best Animation at Flickerfest Bondi, ‘David’ starring legendary comedy actor Will Ferrell directed by actor Zachary Woods (The Office), who said he “wanted to make a movie about people who are funny and sad and trying their best – which, in my limited experience, is most people’ and the heart warming and incredibly soulful” ‘Frankie Jean And The Morning Star’ from New Zealand.

 

Friday 19th February

8pm – Best Of Australian Shorts

Flickerfest is thrilled to celebrate a diverse range of stories from across Australia that celebrate our unique identity and culture with our Best Of Australian Shorts programme, selected from 7 programmes in our Academy® Qualifying competition in Bondi.
Highlights include: the intimate and moving drama ‘This River’ shot in Lismore by locally grown director Naomi Fryer, awarded Best Direction at Flickerfest Bondi, finely crafted indigenous thriller ‘The Moogai’ by local Bundjalung man Jon Bell (Gods Of Wheat Street) and the delightfully clever animation ‘Roborovski’ by actors Tilda Cobham- Hervey and Dev Patel,(Lion, Hotel Mumbai) penned by Oscar nominated writer John Collee (Happy Feet, Master and Commander), about an adorable miniature hamster seeking revenge, awarded Best Australian Animation at Flickerfest Bondi.

 

Saturday 20th February

4pm – Byron All Shorts (see full programme below)

Also returning is Byron All Shorts, for the 16th year presenting the Best Of Northern Rivers Shorts; encouraging audiences to experience the many amazing films & local stories that are produced in the region each year. 14 local short films will screen across this 105-minute programme which will celebrate an incredible range of themes and stories. Byron All Shorts is judged by an esteemed jury of local Northern Rivers industry practitioners. The awards ceremony will be held 15-20mins after the screening (time to allow the Jury to decide the winners) & will conclude by 7pm.
Highlights include: a celebration of the culture of women surfers in Lennox Heads ‘Changing Tides’ wri/dir Mia Schirmer; and teenage empowerment short ‘Get Out Of Your Head’ wri/dir Rose Eadie; plus unique female driven environmental activism ‘Raw Action’ Iris Ray-Nunn & Trevor Avedissian; and a young aboriginal boys connection to culture and family ‘BAMA’ wri/dir Jahvis Loveday.

8pm – Short Laughs Comedy

Enjoy an evening of clever comedy from Australia and across the world with the Short Laughs Comedy programme.
Highlights include: the cute and heart warming ‘Pawsea: the Melancholic Ruminations Of A French Bulldog’ where Rocky certainly has a lot on his mind as he searches for meaning, delightful French short ‘A La Mode’ set in a kingdom tormented by fashion crazes and the hilarious Australian short ‘Glen’ where our 50 something hero must come face to face with facebook in his quest for new love.

 

Don’t miss this one-off chance to see these 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 & the region has on offer.
Check out the Flickerfest 2021 Tour trailer


This year our Flickerfest 2021 Tour trailer celebrates yet another ode to an iconic film, our very own tribute to Baz Luhrman’s iconic classic ‘Moulin Rouge’. We’re thrilled to share our modern day loved-up Satine & Christian. Written & directed by Flickerfest alumni Rebekah Jackson, & produced by Elaine Beckett of Trackdown and Angus Young of Brewcasa, our Moulin Rouge tribute features the wonderful talents of Tysan Towney, Ariane Sallis & Stephen Hunter and was made possible by some incredible supporters including Trackdown Studios, Spectrum Films, The Solid State, Brewcasa Creative, Panavision, & Chicken & Chips Casting with photography by Alina Gozina. Thank you all!.
Great Short Film Never Dies!

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

presented by clip_image004_0000
Sat 20 Feb: Byron All Shorts Finalists Screening – door 3pm | films 4pm $14/12

Sat 20 Feb: Byron All Shorts Awards – will be held 30mins after the Byron All Shorts screening & will conclude by 7pm.

Mullumbimby Civic Hall

 

 

 

About BYRON ALL SHORTS

Also being presented is the Best of Northern Rivers Shorts at the Byron All Shorts finalist’s screening, selected from around 50 entries each year, showcasing a wonderful new collection of creative shorts from our very talented local filmmakers on a range of themes that reflect Northern Rivers life including drama, environment, surfing, music, comedy, love and everything in between.

The Byron All Shorts screens on Saturday 20 Feb, with finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes that recognise excellence in short film making.

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

*The awards presentation is on Saturday 20th Feb, 30mins after the Byron All Shorts screening & will conclude by 7pm.

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2021 – Northern Rivers Short Film Finalists Programme

Cadence still 1920w (Byron All Shorts)Cadence / 5min / Grafton
Dir/Prod: Danny Loyden | Wri/Prod: Samantha Lovejoy
Cadence, a young cyclist who is disheartened by a world dominated by cars, longs for the days when everyone rode a bike. In a moment of melancholy, she is propelled on an unexpected journey back in time to the heyday of cycling to battle it out on the track against tenacious young women for two-wheeled glory. But what will the future hold for this place they once called Bike Town?

Get Out Of Your Head / 9min / Mullumbimby / Cape Byron Steiner School
Dir/Wri/Prod: Rose Eadie
A teenage girl, who has to overcome personal obstacles in order to accept herself.

Changing Tides / 7min / Lennox Head / Xavier Catholic College, Ballina
Dir/Wri/Prod: Mia Schirmer
Changing Tides explores the culture of female surfers in the town of Lennox Head.

Ballet Class / 5min / Nimbin
Dir/Wri: Colleen Coy | Prod: Mirth Productions
Ballet Class is a short film introducing participants of the 2020 Nimbin adult ballet class. This art documentary warmly features a supportive community of diverse individuals that find health and joy through dance.

Esk / 7min / shot in Clarence River
Dir/Wri/Prod: Rani Brown
Raging bushfires devastated the Esk River, in Northern NSW in December, 2019. We journey along this ancient, perennial river and see it slowly transform as it regenerates after the firestorms. We come to Bundjalung country from outside “by boat without engine, to the first world”.

Bama / 5min / Ocean Shores
Dir/Wri/Prod: Jahvis Loveday
After the first day of private school in the city, a young aboriginal boy reflects on his fear of losing the magic of family and community after being so far away from them.

The Incidental Blacksmith / 5min / Ocean Shores
Dir/Wri/Prod: Susie Forster
Finding your way out of depression, when you live with deafness, is a challenge that could defeat even the most determined. Barney Lund uses the forgotten art of blacksmithing to forge his way back to life, family and love.

How Much Can A Koala Bear? / 5min / Lennox Head
Dir/Wri: Chris Davis | Prod: Chris Davis, Ben Gerbanis
A koala moves to a country town to live amongst the very animal that destroyed her home, humans.

Turning Six / 4min / Myocum
Dir: Ellen Richardson | Wri/Prod: Ellen Richardson, Tracey Richardson
A young girl shares her thoughts about the most important day of the year, in the worst year of her life.

In The Light Of Day / 5min / Myocum / Cape Byron Steiner School
Dir/Wri/Prod: Ethan Lamb-Kelly
The story follows the victim of a car accident. A change of perspective asks the question: Would You Save Her?

HomesCool / 10min / Byron Bay
Dir/Wri/Prod: Ebony Russi
Homescool takes the viewer on a 10-minute journey into the home of a mother and father who harmoniously homeschool their 4 children in the Northern rivers. I made this film with the desire to spread this families unique ethos behind raising and teaching their children and with the hope to inspire other families who may have been forced into homeschooling during Covid-19 lockdowns.

The Road To Alice / 13min / Tintenbar
Dir/Wri/Prod: Tess Lehmann
Alice is miserable, in a job she doesn’t like, a life she doesn’t want, after a chance meeting she goes on the road. A queer film, on choosing yourself.

Rise / 8min / Casino
Dir/Wri/Prod: Guinevere Rose
A psychological drama about a young woman determined to create a ne w identity before her abuser is released from prison. Based on a true story.

Raw Action / 14min / Main Arm
Dir: Trevor Avedissian | Prod: Iris Ray Nunn, Trevor Avedissian
For eight years a group of women from the Northern Rivers of NSW have turned their fears for the environment and the future of their children and grandchildren, into passionate, radical action. The ritual of gathering in circle on the ground, sharing their pain and insights, then courageously stripping bare to be portraits of their concern, has attracted as many as 90 women. The women age from 19 to 75, signifying the extent of concern about the Earth over the generations. Themes of water purity, the dangers of coal mining, aerial spraying, protection of the Great Barrier Reef and a restoration of respect for the bond between Mother and Child, have all been creatively highlighted in these ‘Raw Actions.’

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2021 Awards

The Byron All Shorts screening is on Sat 20 Feb, 4pm, shortly followed by the Byron All Shorts Awards presentation which will be held 30mins after the Byron All Shorts screening & will conclude by 7pm.

These amazing local films screen to a packed house each year, with finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes, that recognise excellence in short film making from the Northern Rivers region.

MEET THE JURY: Byron All Shorts will be judged at the screening by an esteemed jury of film practitioners.
(The awards presentation is held 30mins after the Byron All Shorts screening & will conclude by 7pm.).

Lois Randall headshotLois Randall is an award winning Screen Producer with a passion for distinctive voices and stories. Most recently she was Co-Producer on the Dollhouse/RKP feature SERIOUSLY RED (now in post). In 2019 she was Producer of the 8 episode drama series SEACHANGE, an ITV and ECP co-production that premiered on Nine as the highest rating TV drama for the year. Through her company Magpie Pictures she was Producer and EP of the internationally acclaimed 13 episode live-action children’s series GRACE BESIDE ME, that has screened on NITV, ABC, CBC and Disney, and awarded Children’s Series of the Year at the 2018 SPA Awards. She was also Producer of THE GODS OF WHEAT STREET, Miniseries of the Year, 2014 SPA Awards, and a Development EP on the 2018 AACTA Award winning web series DEADLOCK, both ECP Productions for ABC. Lois has also produced several acclaimed short films, and previous credits include line producing the ABC drama series EAST OF EVERYTHING and John Weiley’s Imax documentary feature SOLARMAX. Lois is a creative producer with a background in arts development. She has a Masters of Fine Arts degree (COFA/UNSW), and BA Communications (UTS).

Dominic Allen headshotDominic Allen (born 20 November 1980) is an award winning Australian director and producer whose work includes short and feature films, music videos, commercials, virtual reality and television documentaries. With a background in fine arts and a passion for social justice, Dominic began making films through documentaries about Fair Trade, migrant issues and Indigenous Australian contemporary culture. His work with migrants led him to a partnership with a Sudanese rapper called Bangs that resulted in him directing the viral hit Take You To The Movies (20million views), while his documentary work with Kimberly Aboriginal youth organisation Yiriman led him to writing and directing the Dendy Best Australian Short film finalist, Two Men, which screened to wide acclaim internationally as well as being instrumental in Dominic winning both the 2009 MIFF Australian Emerging Filmmaker award and the Inside Film Rising Talent Prize. In 2011 Dominic produced the Tribeca award winning feature film Grey Matter with Rwandan director Kivu Ruhorahoza. Most recently Dominic directed and produced a critically acclaimed Virtual Reality documentary Carriberrie, a celebration of Indigenous Australian Song and Dance. Carriberrie premiered at the Australian Musuem in Sydney, and screened at Sydney Film Festival as well as at NEXT in the 2018 March du Film, Cannes before becoming a major exhibition at Canberra National Film and Sound Archive.

Sophie Hexter headshotSophie Hexter is an award-winning writer and director. She launched her career in media at Harper’s Bazaar before going on to forge a successful freelance career, including a four-year tenure as a columnist with the The Age. A deeply sensitive storyteller with a highly stylised aesthetic, Sophie’s pathway to filmmaking was the alchemical collision of craft, skill and style. Her debut documentary short, The Battle, screened at over 30 international film festivals, including Cannes and Asthetica. Her dramatic short, Hitch, premiered at Santa Barbara International Film Festival in the US and St Kilda Film Festival in Australia, and won the Audience Choice Award at Flickerfest Byron All Shorts. Her documentary short, Drummer Girl, was nominated for Best Documentary Short at Big Sky Film Festival in Montana in 2018 and screened widely throughout Europe and America. Her most recent documentary short, The Nightside, screened at the Uptown New York Film Festival and SENE Film Festival in 2020 where is was awarded best documentary short. Sophie is currently developing her feature directorial debut, W.SMITH, which has been the recipient of numerous screenwriting awards. She has a BA from Monash University, Melbourne, and an MA in Creative Writing from Oxford University, England.

 

MULLUM FLiCKERFEST & 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)

 

SAE Qantm logo 100h
SAE Creative Media Institute – Creative Media Partner & Cash Prize Partner (Jury Award for Emerging Talent)


INDUSTRY PRIZE PARTNERS

Avid logo

In Your Face

 

MEDIA SUPPORTERS

BayFM

 BEVERAGE SUPPORTERS

Rosnay logo

Byron Coffee Company logo

Byron All Shorts 2021 – Call for Entries

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

presented by clip_image004_0000

BASFF 2021 logo

Byron All Shorts 2021 – Entries Now Closed.
Filmmaker Notification Date: Fri 29 January

Now in it’s 13th year, Byron All Shorts, founded by IQ Inc celebrates the film-making talent of the Northern Rivers region and encourages audiences to experience the many amazing films & local stories that are produced here each year.

Filmmakers from across the region are invited to submit their short films of up to 30min in length, from all genres.

The best of local short films will screen in the Byron All Shorts finalists programme on Sat 20th Feb 4pm, with the finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes that recognise excellence in short filmmaking. Prizes & cash to the value of around $3k will be presented for the iQ-Flickerfest Best Short Film Award, the SAE Institute Emerging Talent Award & the Best Short Film Audience Award; recognising the incredible talent in our region.

Included in Mullum Flickerfest’s 3-day annual film festival event at Mullumbimby Civic Hall Thur 18th Feb to Sat 20th Feb, 2021, is the Byron All Shorts competition founded by iQ Inc, which provides a platform to celebrate, encourage and support local filmmakers to produce and share their stories. Byron All Shorts is a dedicated Northern Rivers short film competition, judged by a team of professional local Northern Rivers film industry members.

Flickerfest International Short Film Festival celebrates its 30th year in 2021 and is Australia’s only Oscar® Qualifying and BAFTA Qualifying short film festival. Since 1999, Flickerfest has been bringing its unique programmes of award-winning Australian and international shorts to the Byron region, hosted by iQ Inc. (program details coming soon @flickerfest)

iQ Inc is proud to have continued providing a dedicated screening platform for local filmmakers since 2006; and to be presenting an inspirational, world calibre experience for local filmmakers & audiences with the Flickerfest International Short Film Festival tour screenings since 1999.

If you live in the Northern Rivers, or have produced a film in the Northern Rivers, or have made a film about the Northern Rivers you can enter Byron All Shorts.

Entries are now closed.
Enquiries: 0414 779 881

Byron All Shorts Finalists Screening: Sat 20th Feb – door 3pm | films 4pm

Byron All Shorts Awards: Sat 20th Feb – door 7pm | awards 8pm
(Prior to Flickerfest’s Short Laughs Comedy programme)

Location: Mullum Civic Hall – 55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby

Festival Partners:
Flickerfest, SAE Institute, Avid Software, In Your Face Productions, Screenworks, Gage Roads Brew Co, Rosnay Organic Wines, Parkers Organic Juices.

Check out past years Finalists & Awards here.

BAS-FF Filmstrip

 

 

MULLUM FLiCKERFEST & BYRON ALL SHORTS 2020

29th International Short Film Festival

Australia’s only Academy® qualifying
& BAFTA recognised short film festival.

Thu 30 January – Sat 1 February 2020
Mullum Civic Hall, Mullumbimby.

FLiCKERFEST 2020 – 29th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
and BYRON ALL SHORTS Northern Rivers Short Film Comp

PROGRAMME, TIMES & TICKETS

Thursday 30 Jan: doors open 7pm- Opening Night Party | films start 8pm- Best Of International Shorts $25/22 conc (+bf)
Tasty snacks, music  & complimentary drinks from Rosnay Organic wine, Gage Roads beer, Parkers Organic juices

Friday 31 Jan: 8pm- Best Of Australian Shorts, doors open 7pm, $16/14 conc (+bf)

Saturday 1 Feb: 4pm- Byron All Shorts (see full programme below), doors open 3pm, $14/12 conc (+bf)

Saturday 1 Feb: 8pm- BAS Awards & Short Laughs Comedy, doors open 7pm, $16/14 conc (+bf)

Festival Pass: $55/45 conc (+bf)

Run-time: (approx 110min each session)

Classification: (under 15yrs to be w/adult)

Tickets On Sale Now: beside each programme above, via Moshtix (online sales close 1 hour prior to each session)
Tickets also available at the door – ‘subject to availability’
Any general or tickets enquires pls call Shane: 0414 779 881
All sessions approx 110 mins (Classification: under 15yrs to be w/Adult)

Flickerfest Cafe
Open daily: 1hr prior to sessions.
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.

ABOUT MULLUM FLiCKERFEST

Celebrating its 29th year, Flickerfest, Australia’s only Academy® qualifying 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 10-19 January 2020, 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 2020; with Byron shire being the first screenings after Bondi.

Flickerfest is screening for its 22nd year in the Northern Rivers region in 2020 and will celebrate its 29th birthday since the festivals 1st ever screening in Balmain, Sydney back in 1991.

The Flickerfest 2020 tour will take place at the Mullum Civic Hall, screening a smorgasbord of the worlds and Australia’s best shorts over one big weekend handpicked from a record 3,600 entries near 100 countries.

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 30 Jan – 1 Feb.

FLiCKERFEST 2020 PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Thursday 30th January

7pm – Opening Night Party

Join us as we celebrate our 21th year in the Northern Rivers to launch our festival of short films in style with a fully catered opening night party including food, music & drinks from our partners Rosnay Organic Wines, Gage Roads Beer and Parkers Organic Juices.

8pm – Best Of International Shorts

Following the Opening Party, Flickerfest is thrilled to present its Best Of International Shorts programme, a selection of film gems from our Academy® qualifying and BAFTA recognised competition in Bondi.

Highlights include: The moving and intimate French animation ‘Memorable(Yoram Gross Award – Best International Short Animation, Flickerfest 2020 Bondi) nominated for the upcoming Academy® Awards, delightful German film ‘The Jackpot’ where thanks to his best friend Albert the chicken finds himself involved in a fateful game of chance that leads him to his true love and the world premiere of the thought provoking and soulful ‘Re-Entry’ from the Netherlands ‘When a man (you) dies in a traffic accident and gets into a conversation with God, he gets an answer to the biggest question of life’.

Friday 31st January

8pm – Best Of Australian Shorts

Flickerfest is thrilled to celebrate a diverse range of stories from across Australia that celebrate our unique identity and culture with our Best Of Australian Shorts programme, selected from 7 programmes in our Academy® Accredited competition in Bondi.

Highlights include: The delightful comedy ‘Chicken(Best Direction in an Australian Short Film, Flickerfest 2020 Bondi) by Papuan- Australian director Alana Hicks; the moving drama ‘A Day In Your Life’ a meditation on homelessness, that is quiet, thoughtful and deeply human; and the multi award winning animation ‘Rebooted(Yoram Gross Award – Best Australian Short Animation, Flickerfest 2020 Bondi) – It’s not easy for a movie-star to age, especially when you’re a stop motion animated skeleton monster!

Saturday 1st February

4pm – Byron All Shorts

Also returning is Byron All Shorts, for the 15th year presenting the Best Of Northern Rivers Shorts; encouraging audiences to experience the many amazing films & local stories that are produced in the region each year. 12 local short films will screen across this 110-minute programme which will celebrate an incredible range of themes and stories. Byron All Shorts is judged by an esteemed jury of local Northern Rivers industry practitioners. (see full programme below)

8pm – Short Laughs Comedy

Enjoy an evening of clever comedy & chortle you way through a selection of off-kilter funny shorts from Australia and across the world with the Short Laughs Comedy programme.

Highlights include: The absurdist and hilarious Korean animation ‘Division Series’ starring Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un and other world leaders battling it out over a bucket of fried chicken, ‘Its Christmas’ starring acting legend Garry Sweet in an Australian family christmas of prawns and cricket that goes completely awry and the much loved and multi awarded comedy ‘A Family Affair’ from the UK ‘When Annabelle wakes up in a strangers bedroom on her 30th birthday, she thinks her day can’t get any worse. But then Bernard walks in’.

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2020 – Northern Rivers Short Film Finalists Programme
check out the Byron All Shorts sizzle reel here.

And the BYRON ALL SHORTS 2020 Winners are:

iQ & FLiCKERFEST – JURY AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM
‘Home’: Wri/Dir/Prod: Jahvis Loveday & Joy Ben Hur (Mullumbimby)
$250 AUD, Avid Media Composer Software (value over $3,000)

SAE Creative Media Institute – JURY AWARD for EMERGING TALENT
‘Roulette’: Wri/Dir/Prod: Bella Kronberger & Freya Berentsen (Byron Bay)
$250 AUD, 1/2 day edit or film shoot (In Your Face Productions)

Southern Cross Credit Union – AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM
‘Wine Lake’: Wri/Prod/Lead Actress: Ailís Logan (Brunswick Heads)| Dir/Prod: Platon Theodoris
$250 AUD, 1/2 day edit or film shoot (In Your Face Productions)
*All award winners also receive a Screenworks Membership, Season Pass+1 to Mullum Flickerfest 2021.

Home still 1920x1080 (Byron All Shorts)Home / 2.5min / Mullumbimby
Wri/Dir/Prod: Jahvis Loveday & Joy Ben Hur
A girl must leave her home town, her family, her friends. Everything she remembers that was horrible, how the town was so small, everyone knew everyone, becomes the things she will miss the most.

Bob still 1920x1080 (Byron All Shorts)

Bob / 11min / SAE Byron
Wri/Dir: Barbara Taylor | Prod: Bianca Miller
80s Lismore, a young karate loving teen & break-dance loving friend learn that family means many things.

Daryl still 1920x1080 (Byron All Shorts)Daryl / 16min / Broken Head
Wri/Dir/Prod: Terry Bleakley
Daryl had been a volunteer in the local Museum and his job was to produce a pictorial history of Bangalow. Following his disappearance, the local police sergeant tracked down the history which had never before been seen by the community… with good reason. A film where history is reimagined in a very funny & eccentric way.

Finding Home still (Byron All Shorts)Finding Home / 13min / Clunes
Wri/Dir/Prod: Catherine Marciniak
Katka’s artwork is intensely personal, informed by themes of political upheaval, displacement and finding home. Not permitted to express her feelings as a child in the written word Katka’s exquisite drawings are full of codes packed with memories and story that resonate with us all.

Limitless still (Byron All Shorts)Limitless / 9min / Mullumbimby
Dir: Hayden Griffith | Prod: Leon Morton, Henry Brydon, Danielle Said
The story of Jezza Williams, from life as a rogue adventurer to a life-changing accident that left him a C5 tetraplegic. Positivity bursts from every fibre of his being. He’s been to some dark, wild places yet it seems the journey is just beginning.

My Life To A Tee still (Byron All Shorts)My Life To A Tee / 5min / Bangalow
Wri/Dir/Prod: Karena & Peter Wynn-Moylan
An autobiography of a life in the arts told through crew t-shirts.

Manus still 1920x1080 2 (Byron All Shorts)Manus / 13.5min / Lennox Head
Wri/Dir/Prod: Angus McDonald
Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers were held offshore by the Australian Federal Government on Manus Island in PNG for over 6 years:- isolated, unsupported, and separated from their families, they protest peacefully to secure their freedom. Hear the stories of the men on Manus in their own words. view Manus trailer

The Nightside still (Byron All Shorts)The Nightside / 11.5min / Bangalow
Wri/Dir/Prod: Sophie Hexter
What would you do if you inherited a cancer gene? Eight young women from around the globe talk about their experience inheriting the breast cancer (BRCA) gene. view The Nightside trailer

Roulette still 1920x1080 (Byron All Shorts)Roulette / 6min / Suffolk Park
Wri/Dir/Prod: Bella Kronberger & Freya Berentsen
A women with multiple personalities plays a deadly game of chance.

The Men That Come still (Byron All Shorts) 1920x1080The Men That Come / 4min / Broken Head
Wri/Dir/Prod: Clare Sladden
A gothic allegory about the way society treats victims of violence and abuse.

Welcome To The Machine still (Byron All Shorts)Welcome To The Machine / 4.5min / The Channon
Wri/Prod: David Lowe & Eve Jeffery | Dir: David Lowe
Clara meets a machine that makes her feel like a winner. But with this machine, winning is impossible.

Wine Lake still (Byron All Shorts) 1920x1080Wine Lake / 9.5min / Brunswick Heads
Wri/Prod: Ailís Logan | Dir/Prod: Platon Theodoris
A chance encounter between a homeless Irish alcoholic and an artistic backpacker results in a most unlikely connection. view Wine Lake trailer

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 2020 Festival trailer and Flickerfest 2020 Tour trailer

 
This year our Flickerfest 2020 Festival & Tour trailers celebrate yet another classic film parody, with Sandy & Danny from the cult musical ‘Grease’ rocking it at Bondi Beach. Written, directed by Flickerfest alumni Jake Nielsen, composed by Nielsen & Matthew Predny & produced by Grace Rein (Grum Pictures), the trailer features the wonderful Penny McNamee, Jake Speer & Paul McDermott.
Thank you all!. Sharing electrifying short films & summer loving at Flickerfest!

Celebrating 23 years as Flickerfest festival director in 2020 Bronwyn Kidd says:
As Mullumbimby is our hometown I’m always really excited to be presenting these very exciting, entertaining and inspiring short films hand-picked for local audiences at our local tour event. Our Mullumbimby Flickerfest is both a celebration of film and a great community networking event where people who love films and great stories can come together over the weekend and enjoy inspiring films from the Northern Rivers, across Australia and the world, encouraging both discussion and connection. I’m really looking forward to it!

We will also be presenting the Best of Northern Rivers Shorts at the Byron All Shorts finalist’s screening approx 15 local finalists, selected from around 60 entries each year, showcasing a wonderful new collection of creative shorts from our very talented local filmmakers on a range of themes that reflect Northern Rivers life including surfing, music, comedy, love and everything in between.

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2020

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

presented by clip_image004_0000
Byron All Shorts logoSat 1 Feb: Byron All Shorts Finalists Screening – door 3pm | films 4pm $14/12

Sat 1 Feb: Byron All Shorts Awards – door 7pm | awards 8pm
(Prior to Flickerfest’s Short Laughs Comedy programme $16/14, free for finalists)

Mullumbimby Civic Hall

 

 

 

About BYRON ALL SHORTS

The Byron All Shorts screens on Saturday 26 Jan, with 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 110min of the best of local short films & screened to a capacity house of over 300 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 Short Laughs Comedy programme).

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2020 Awards

The Byron All Shorts screening is on Sat 1 Feb, 4pm,
Awards presentation is held Sat 1 Feb 8pm prior to Flickerfest Comedy Shorts.

These amazing local films screen to a packed house each year, with finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes, that recognise excellence in short film making from the Northern Rivers region.

MEET THE JURY: Byron All Shorts will be judged at the screening by an esteemed jury of film practitioners.
(The awards presentation is on Saturday night prior to the Short Laughs Comedy programme).

Poppy Walker headshotPoppy Walker is a director and producer, whose work explores the wonder and complexity of the human condition.

Her award-winning documentary short Dust Devil (2019) has screened at festivals including: Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, Canada; Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, USA; Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, Australia; Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA and Ashland Independent Film Festival, USA.

Poppy co-founded H.W. Collective with director / producer Sophie Hexter, and together they created short films including: Hitch (2014); The Battle (2015); The Ghost in the Machine (2016); Land to Vale (2017); and Drummer Girl (2018). Their work has screened at festivals including: Aesthetica Short Film Festival, UK; Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, USA; Lunafest, USA; International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany and broadcast on ABC, Australia and Aeon, USA.

Poppy’s commissioned work includes several human rights-focused documentary shorts for agencies including Oxfam, World Vision and UN Women. She holds a BA in Arts (Journalism) from Monash University, Australia, and a Graduate Diploma in Documentary from the Victorian College of the Arts, Australia.

Russell Burton headshotRussell Burton is a Senior Lecturer of Film at SAE Institute Byron Bay. Having trained as a drama director at ABC Sydney he made his directorial debut on the very successful television series Police Rescue, followed by the celebrated long-running series GP. Russell wrote and directed one of the first cooking shows, Australia on a Plate and worked extensively in Laos directing and training filmmakers while shooting a Documentary on the subject for ABC TV.

As a freelancer he directed over 90 hours of Australian Drama including episodes of Police Rescue, Big Sky, Blue Heelers, Murder Call, Water Rats, Stingers, and children’s series Pig’s Breakfast, Outriders and High 5. Russell has directed numerous TVC” s, Short Films and Music Videos and has produced and directed event film coverage of some of Australia’s major festivals such as Bluesfest, Splendour in the Grass, Mullum Music Festival and the Falls Festival.

Louise Hodgson headshotLouise Hodgson completed a BA Hons in English Literature, Louise started her screen career in London’s Adland by producing television and radio commercials for some of Britain’s best-loved brands. 20 years ago, she moved ‘across the pond’ to work as an advertising TV producer in some of Sydney’s top agencies and production companies.

She has been a resident of the Northern Rivers region for the last 7 years where she is one of the Screenworks’ team and is responsible for the creative conception, development and execution of initiatives with a production outcome. Louise also works as a freelance AD on local productions and is developing her own production slate.

MULLUM FLiCKERFEST & 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)

SAE Qantm logo 100h
SAE Qantm, Creative Media Institute – Creative Media Partner & Cash Prize Partner (Jury Award for Emerging Talent)

SCCU logo
SCCU, Southern Cross Credit Union – Community Partner & Cash Prize Partner (Audience Award for Best Short Film)
 

INDUSTRY PRIZE PARTNERS

Avid logo
Avid Software

In Your Face
In Your Face Productions

ScreenWorks
Screenworks
 

MEDIA SUPPORTERS

Northern Star

Byron Shire News

BayFM

Byron Bazaar logo 350w

 
BEVERAGE SUPPORTERS

Gage Roads Brewing Co logo

 

 

Rosnay logo

 

 

Parkers logo

Byron Coffee Company logo

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2020 – Entries !

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

presented by clip_image004_0000
BASFF 2020 call for entriesSat 1st Feb: Byron All Shorts Finalists – door 3pm | films 4pm

Sat 1st Feb: Byron All Shorts Awards – door 7pm | awards 8pm
(Prior to Flickerfest’s Short Laughs Comedy programme)

Mullum Civic Hall – Full INFO: Mullum Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts 2020 (event details & programmes here)

Byron All Shorts will be held on Saturday 1st Feb 4pm, 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.

The best of local shorts of the Northern Rivers will screen in the Byron All Shorts finalists programme Sat 1st Feb 4pm, alongside the best of Australia & the world at Flickerfest International Short Film Festival screenings on Thur 30th Jan, Fri 31st Jan & Sat 1st Feb, 2020.

The Byron All Shorts Awards are selected by the esteemed jury of local film makers & industry experts at the screening, & awards are announced Sat 1st Feb 8pm, just before the Flickerfest Comedy programme.

If you live in the Northern Rivers, or have produced a film in the Northern Rivers, or have made a film about the Northern Rivers you can enter Byron All Shorts.

Entries close: Fri 27th Dec 2019 (except for invited films) – download Byron All Shorts 2020 entry form here | call 0414 779 881 for enquiries.

Check out Last years Finalists & Awards here.

12th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening

12th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening poster 1121w (color)

Presented by Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc
Tuesday 9th July, 6.30pm – The Byron Theatre

The Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc are thrilled to present an inspiring evening of aboriginal storytelling celebrating NAIDOC Week 2019 and this years theme ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future.

This year’s programme curated from Flickerfest favourites will take you on a special journey with some incredibly strong and powerful stories who’s compelling voices will inspire and delight.

The filmmakers have become some of the leading lights in indigenous filmmaking, blazing brightly on Australian screens and stage.

The programme includes, multi award winning comedy short film Yulubidyi, which won Best Australian Short at Flickerfest 2019; Djali by award winning Australian actor Hunter Page-Lochard (Cleverman); plus the moving animated documentary Barbara by academic & writer Prof Larissa Behrendt; & the delightful  directed by Grant Thompson all the way from NT & the first ever film in the traditional language of Ngandi.

Come along & enjoy these unique stories from incredible filmmakers championing aboriginal voices through this years NAIDOC theme ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future.’; & support the celebration of aboriginal culture during NAIDOC Week.

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

Pre-purchase Tickets:
at the Byron Theatre (Community Centre)
& Online Tickets: byroncentre.com.au
Tickets also available at door: $12/10 con

More info: 0414 779881

12th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening Programme – 99min

Lil Bois still 1920w (Aust Tour)LIL BOIS / 17min / 2018
Writer/Director: Grant Thompson | Producer: Courtney Collins
After swimming with his friends in a billabong, a nervous little boy returns to his camp and discovers everything has changed.

Djali still 1920wNDJALI / 17min / 2017
Writer/Director/Producer: Hunter Page-Lochard | Producer: Eryk Lenartowicz, Belinda Mravicic, Carter Fred Simpkin
6 months after famed dancer Johnny injures himself, he is forced to find his missing dog (Djali) in the Australian bush which puts him in a life or death situation.

YULUBIDYI / 13min / 2017
Writer/Director: Nathan Mewett, Curtis Taylor | Producer: Glen Stasiuk
A young Aboriginal man, Jarman, is tasked with protecting his younger disabled brother from life in a harsh remote community. His father, Thunder, wants him to become the leader of the tribe and mocks any weakness in him.

Barbara still 1920w

BARBARA / 5min / 2017
Writer/Director: Larissa Behrendt Director/Producer: Marieka Walsh Producer: Kiki Dillon
Since Kevin Rudd’s apology to the Stolen generation in 2008 the number of Indigenous in out of home care in Australia has risen from 9,000 to over 16,000.

Undiscovered Country still 1920wUNDISCOVERED COUNTRY / 20min / 2018
Writer/Director: Tyson Mowarin | Producer: Robyn Marais
Uncle inflicts an impromptu visit to country on his wayward nephews, imposing two cultural traditions, one highly literary and the other deeply personal, to get them thinking about a new way to go.

Spirit Walker still 1920wSPIRIT WALKER / 22min / 2018
Director/Producer: Darius Devas
The Spirit Walker, tells the inspirational story of 27 year old indigenous man Clinton Pryor’s 6,000km walk from Perth to Canberra to meet with the Prime Minister in the name of justice for his people.

NGUTHUNGULLI / 5min / 2019
Prod: Elloise Farrow-Smith (part of the ABC This Place project)
Nguthungulli is the creator or the land & water around Byron Bay. When he finished he went to rest in the ocean cave at Julian Rocks. Brother & sister Norm Graham & Delta Kay share the dreaming story & what it means to them.

 

 

 

MULLUM FLiCKERFEST & BYRON ALL SHORTS 2019 AWARDS & WRAP

Mullum Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts 2019 artworkMULLUM FLiCKERFEST 2019 National Tour Screenings & BYRON ALL SHORTS Northern Rivers Short Film Finalists Screening & Awards

Check out some pics from Mullum Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts 2019 here!
View the full programme Mullum Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts 2019 here.

Mullum Flickerfest screened to near full houses over the weekend with audiences experiencing the Best of Short films from around Australia & the world; one of these films is Animal Behaviour, which is short-listed for the Oscars®. Audiences enjoyed a 3 day cinematic journey, with a breadth of diversity & highly crafted short films selected from over 2,700 entries & 125 films in competition in Bondi.

Returning home to the Best Of Northern Rivers short films with the BYRON ALL SHORTS programme that screened on Saturday 28th January 4pm at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall; alongside Flickerfest’s 3-day programme of the worlds best short films; once again sharing with our enthusiastic and large local audiences the best short films from the region, Australia & the world.
Byron All Shorts 2019 saw 15 local 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 highly receptive & entertained audience at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall, with many finalist filmmakers present to introduce their films to an enthusiastic crowd.

 

BASFF 2019 Call for Entries logo colBYRON ALL SHORTS 2019 Awards Announced!

The Byron All Shorts awards were presented on Sunday 27th January prior to Flickerfest’s, Short Laughs Comedy programme.
The Byron All Shorts programme was selected from around 50 shorts from all around the Northern Rivers region, with 15 finalists hotly contesting for prizes, that recognise excellence in short film making. A big congratulations to all entrants; & we are proud to provide an important platform for our regions filmmakers.

 

And the Winners are:

iQ and  Flickerfest
iQ & FLiCKERFEST – JURY AWARD – BEST SHORT FILM
Libby: Dir/Prod: Elsa Stewart
$250 cash, Avid Media Composer Software (value over $3,000)
Screenworks Membership, Season Pass+1 to Mullum/Byron Flickerfest 2020

SAE Qantm logo 100h
SAE QANTM CREATIVE MEDIA INSTITUTE – JURY AWARD – EMERGING TALENT
Act Natural: Wri/Dir: Luca Fox Prod: Natalie Grube
$250 cash, 1/2 day edit or film shoot (In Your Face Productions)
Screenworks Membership, Season Pass+1 to Mullum/Byron Flickerfest 2020

SCCU logo
SCCU AUDIENCE AWARD – BEST SHORT FILM (joint winners)
Foil Man: Wri/Dir/Prod: Krista Werner
$150 cash, 1/2 day edit or film shoot (In Your Face Productions)
Screenworks Membership, Season Pass+1 to Mullum/Byron Flickerfest 2020

SCCU AUDIENCE AWARD – BEST SHORT FILM (joint winners)
Courage For The Long Haul: Wri/Dir/Prod: Rani Brown
$150 cash, 1/2 day edit or film shoot (In Your Face Productions)
Screenworks Membership, Season Pass+1 to Mullum/Byron Flickerfest 2020

Special Jury Mentions:

Highly Commended: Sheer Fun & Entertainment Award
Dolls: Wri/Dir/Prod: Clare Sladden | Dir: Jasmine Sladden
Screenworks 2019 membership, a mentoring session with the Jury,
+1 Mullum Flickerfest 2020 Season pass

Highly Commended and Encouragement Award
Seeking Safety: Wri/Dir/Prod: Lizzie Kirkpatrick
Screenworks 2019 membership, a mentoring session with the Jury,
+1 Mullum Flickerfest 2020 Season pass

Highly Commended: Stories of Consequence and Social Impact Award
Spirit Walker: Dir/Prod: Darius Devas
Screenworks 2019 membership, a mentoring session with the Jury,
+1 Mullum Flickerfest 2020 Season pass

Highly Commended: Stories of Consequence and Social Impact Award
Githabul Return: Wri: Dailan Pugh (OAM), Jennie Dell| Dir/Prod: Jimmy Malecki
Screenworks 2019 membership, a mentoring session with the Jury,
+1 Mullum Flickerfest 2020 Season pass

All Byron All Shorts Official Selection Finalists were Commended by the Jury
and were awarded certificates & +1 Season Passes to Mullum Flickerfest 2020.

 

THE BASFF JURY

The Byron All Shorts Film Festival competition was judged by an esteemed jury of film practitioners including:
Anne Chesher (producer) & Senior Lecturer at SAE Creative Media Institute; legendary Australian actor & activist Tony Barry; & Lisa O’Meara Programs and Operations Manager at Screenworks.

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS Presenters & PARTNERS

Mullum Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts is presented with iQ Inc, & is a fund-raiser for the iQ Arts & Eco Reserve.
Thank you! Your support is greatly appreciated & also supports our regions creative industries.

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

Creative Media Partner & Emerging Talent Cash Prize Partner
SAE Qantm Creative Media Institute

BASFF Partner & SCCU Audience Award Cash Prize Partner
Southern Cross Credit Union

Industry Prize Partners
Avid Software, Screenworks, In Your Face Productions, & the Jury

MULLUM FLiCKERFEST & BYRON ALL SHORTS 2019

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2019 Awards Announced!

Check out some pics from Mullum Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts 2019 here!

Byron All Shorts – Northern Rivers Short Film Competition was held on Sat 26 Jan 2019.
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 from the our region.

Byron All Shorts 2019 – Awards Winners are:

iQ and  Flickerfest
iQ & FLiCKERFEST – JURY AWARD – BEST SHORT FILM
Libby: Dir/Prod: Elsa Stewart
$250 cash, Avid Media Composer Software (value over $3,000)
Screenworks Membership, Season Pass+1 to Mullum/Byron Flickerfest 2020

SAE Qantm logo 100h
SAE QANTM CREATIVE MEDIA INSTITUTE – JURY AWARD – EMERGING TALENT
Act Natural: Wri/Dir: Luca Fox Prod: Natalie Grube
$250 cash, 1/2 day edit or film shoot (In Your Face Productions)
Screenworks Membership, Season Pass+1 to Mullum/Byron Flickerfest 2020

SCCU logo
SCCU AUDIENCE AWARD – BEST SHORT FILM (joint winners)
Foil Man: Wri/Dir/Prod: Krista Werner
$150 cash, 1/2 day edit or film shoot (In Your Face Productions)
Screenworks Membership, Season Pass+1 to Mullum/Byron Flickerfest 2020

SCCU AUDIENCE AWARD – BEST SHORT FILM (joint winners)
Courage For The Long Haul: Wri/Dir/Prod: Rani Brown
$150 cash, 1/2 day edit or film shoot (In Your Face Productions)
Screenworks Membership, Season Pass+1 to Mullum/Byron Flickerfest 2020

Special Jury Mentions:

Highly Commended: Sheer Fun & Entertainment Award
Dolls: Wri/Dir/Prod: Clare Sladden | Dir: Jasmine Sladden
Screenworks 2019 membership, a mentoring session with the Jury,
+1 Mullum Flickerfest 2020 Season pass

Highly Commended and Encouragement Award
Seeking Safety: Wri/Dir/Prod: Lizzie Kirkpatrick
Screenworks 2019 membership, a mentoring session with the Jury,
+1 Mullum Flickerfest 2020 Season pass

Highly Commended: Stories of Consequence and Social Impact Award
Spirit Walker: Dir/Prod: Darius Devas
Screenworks 2019 membership, a mentoring session with the Jury,
+1 Mullum Flickerfest 2020 Season pass

Highly Commended: Stories of Consequence and Social Impact Award
Githabul Return: Wri: Dailan Pugh (OAM), Jennie Dell| Dir/Prod: Jimmy Malecki
Screenworks 2019 membership, a mentoring session with the Jury,
+1 Mullum Flickerfest 2020 Season pass

All BAS Official Selection Finalists were Commended by the Jury
and were awarded certificates & +1 Season Passes to Mullum Flickerfest 2020.
(full programme at bottom of page)


 

Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts 2019 - artwork 800w

28th International Short Film Festival

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

Fri 25 – Sun 27, January 2019
Mullum Civic Hall, Mullumbimby

FLiCKERFEST 2019 – 28th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
and BYRON ALL SHORTS Northern Rivers Short Film Comp

PROGRAMME, TIMES & TICKETS

Friday 25 Jan: doors open 7pm- Opening Night Party | films start 8pm- Best Of International Shorts $25/22 conc
Tasty snacks, music  & complimentary drinks from Rosnay Organic wine, Young Henrys beer, Parkers Organic juices

Saturday 26 Jan: 4pm- Byron All Shorts (programme below), doors open 3pm, $14/12 conc

Saturday 26 Jan: 8pm- Best Of Australian Shorts, doors open 7pm, $16/14 conc

Sunday 27 Jan: 8pm- BAS Awards & Short Laughs Comedy, doors open 7pm, $16/14 conc

Festival Pass: $55/45 conc

Run-time: (approx 110min each session)

Classification: (under 15yrs to be w/adult)

Tickets On Sale Now: beside each programme above, via Moshtix (online sales close 1 hour prior to each session)
Tickets also available at the door!!!
Any general or tickets enquires pls call Shane: 0414 779 881
All sessions approx 110 mins (Classification: under 15yrs to be w/Adult)

Flickerfest Cafe
Open daily: 1hr prior to sessions.
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.

 

ABOUT

Celebrating its 28th 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 11-20 January 2019, 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 2019; with Byron shire being the first screenings after Bondi.

Flickerfest is screening for its 21st year in the Northern Rivers region in 2019 and will celebrate its 28th birthday since the festivals 1st ever screening in Balmain, Sydney back in 1991.

The Flickerfest 2019 tour will take place at the air-cooled Mullum Civic Hall, screening a smorgasbord of the worlds and Australia’s best shorts over one big weekend handpicked from a record 2,700 entries from 99 countries.

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 25-27 Jan.

FLiCKERFEST 2019 PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Friday 25th January

7pm – Opening Night Party

Join us as we celebrate our 21th year in the Northern Rivers to launch our festival of short films in style with a fully catered opening night party including food, music & drinks from our partners Rosnay Organic Wines, Young Henrys Beer and Parkers Organic Juices.

8pm – Best Of International Shorts

Following the Opening Party, Flickerfest is thrilled to present its Best Of International Shorts programme, a selection of film gems from our Academy® Accredited and BAFTA recognised competition in Bondi.
Highlights include: the moving and insightful short film Magic Alps from Italy that tells the moving story of an Afghani refugee who arrives in Italy with his goat and seeks political asylum for both of them. Also featuring is Phone Duty from the Russian Federation, the winner of Best dramatic short at Tribeca Film Festival 2018. ‘A Donbass rebel fighter with a nom de guerre Cat is ordered to sit on phone duty, but it’s not as easy as it may seem’

Saturday 26th January

4pm – Byron All Shorts

Also returning is Byron All Shorts, for the 14th year presenting the Best Of Northern Rivers Shorts; encouraging audiences to experience the many amazing films & local stories that are produced in the region each year. Around 15 local short films will screen across this 120-minute programme which will celebrate an incredible range of themes and stories. Byron All Shorts is judged by an esteemed jury of local Northern Rivers industry luminaries.

Byron All Shorts programme finalists are announced below!

8pm – Best Of Australian Shorts

Flickerfest is thrilled to celebrate a diverse range of stories from across Australia that celebrate our unique identity and culture with our Best Of Australian Shorts programme, selected from 7 programmes in our Academy® Accredited competition in Bondi.

Highlights include: Desert Dash (view trailer) a wonderful creative comedy by Gracie Otto. ‘On the outskirts of Australia, Opals are now the currency for survival in the game of Desert Dash. When a feisty heroine gets the opportunity to ‘level up’ there is no choice but to win. Game On’. Also featured is the delightful indigenous drama from the NT Lil Bois, by Grant Thompson, the first short film in the traditional language of Ngandi. ‘After swimming with his friends in a billabong, a nervous little boy returns to his camp and discovers everything has changed. His family is missing. With his friends, he heads out into the wilderness to find them’. Comedian & actor Paul McDermott makes a return to Flickerfest, with his beautifully crafted & haunting animation Ghostbear, which looks at the worlds disappearing species.

Sunday 27th January

8pm – Short Laughs Comedy

Enjoy an evening of clever comedy & chortle you way through a selection of off-kilter funny shorts from Australia and across the world with the Short Laughs Comedy programme.

Highlights include: Animal Behaviour (view trailer), dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. In Animal Behaviour, the latest animated short from the Oscar®-winning team of Alison Snowden and David Fine (Bob’s Birthday), five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist. And there is, How It Feels To Be Hungover, a man wakes up at a clinic specialised in malignant hangovers. The doctor prescribes 600 ml of ice cream and two action comedies, but also shares some news, which doesn’t make him feel any better…

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 2019 Festival trailer and Flickerfest 2019 Tour trailer

 
This year our Flickerfest 2019 Festival & Tour trailers in yet another film classic parody, with the Dynamic Trio & The Joker descending upon Bondi Beach. Written & directed by the talented Flickerfest alumni Vanessa Gazy, & produced by the amazing Scoundrel Films, the trailer features the wonderful Tai Hara, Chantelle Jamieson, James Fraser & Marcus Graham.
Thank you all!. Enjoy

Celebrating 21 years as Flickerfest festival director in 2019 Bronwyn Kidd says:
As Mullumbimby is our hometown I’m always really excited to be presenting these very exciting, entertaining and inspiring short films hand-picked for local audiences at our local tour event. Our Mullumbimby Flickerfest is both a celebration of film and a great community networking event where people who love films and great stories can come together over the weekend and enjoy inspiring films from the Northern Rivers, across Australia and the world, encouraging both discussion and connection. I’m really looking forward to it!

We will also be presenting the Best of Northern Rivers Shorts at the Byron All Shorts finalist’s screening approx 15 local finalists, selected from around 60 entries each year, showcasing a wonderful new collection of creative shorts from our very talented local filmmakers on a range of themes that reflect Northern Rivers life including surfing, music, comedy, love and everything in between.

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2019

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

presented by clip_image004_0000
Sat 26 Jan: Byron All Shorts Finalists Screening – door 3pm | films 4pm $14/12 – BUY TIX

Sun 27 Jan: Byron All Shorts Awards – door 7pm | awards 8pm
(Prior to Flickerfest’s Short Laughs Comedy programme $16/14, free for finalists)

Mullumbimby Civic Hall

 

 

About BYRON ALL SHORTS

The Byron All Shorts screens on Saturday 26 Jan, with 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 over 300 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 Short Laughs Comedy programme).

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2019 Finalists Programme
Runtime: 125min

Act Natural still 1920wAct Natural – Wri/Dir: Luca Fox Prod: Natalie Grube / 4min
A short film that seeks to exhibit the inner battle that occurs in people with high functioning Autism as they engage in everyday conversation.

Hemp Revolution still 1920wHemp Revival – Dir/Prod: Keita Ikawa / 8min
A documentary about a local construction company who are growing their own hemp & using it as a building material. (Premiere screening)

A Different Gallery still 1920wA Different Gallery – Dir/Prod: Susie Forster / 10min
Every three years Samantha Moss turns the riverside & parklands at Brunswick Heads into a natural sculpture walk that locals & visitors alike are falling in love with. Find out how this surprising exhibition marries nature, art & community in a different way to a gallery. (Premiere screening)

Foil Man still 1920wFoil Man – Wri/Dir/Prod: Krista Werner / 8min
An alien from a distant planet arrives in the Northern Rivers NSW, where he encounters some of the locals. (Premiere screening)

Let's Stick Together still 1920wLet’s Stick Together – Dir/Prod: David Lowe/Eve Jeffery / 6min
A group of ‘artivists’ trying to stop gasfields from destroying the Pilliga Forest in NSW show how important it is to stick together. A thank you present to everyone standing up to protect the places they love. (Premiere screening)

Spirit Walker still 1920wSpirit Walker – Dir/Prod: Darius Devas / 22min
The Spirit Walker, tells the inspirational story of 27 year old indigenous man Clinton Pryor’s 6,000km walk from Perth to Canberra to meet with the Prime Minister in the name of justice for his people. The film climaxes with Clinton’s meeting with Prime Minister and offers a message of hope.

intermission

Githabul Return still 1920wGithabul Return – Wri: Dailan Pugh (OAM), Jennie Dell| Dir/Prod: Jimmy Malecki / 4min
The first occupation of the earliest white settlers in northern New South Wales was to cut down trees for house and shipbuilding timbers. Forest giants, revered by local Aboriginal people as Grandfather and Grandmother trees, were felled, floated downriver to the sea, shipped away and sold.

Courage For The Long Haul still 1920wCourage For The Long Haul – Wri/Dir/Prod: Rani Brown / 14min
Community movements unite beyond political affiliation to help protect our life support systems on Earth.
Two women talk about their roles within a movement of untold thousands, sharing insights into what sustains them. (NSW Premiere screening)

Unsustainable still1920wUnsustainable – Wri/Dir/Prod: Jan Constantin Quast / 7min – SAE Byron
A documentary that gives an insight in to the sustainability of the surf industry, starting with the basic element need, the surfboard.

Phanton Cat stil 1920wPhantom Cat – Dir/Prod: Fabienne Neff / 4min – SAE Byron
Does the black panther exist in our region, or is it a mythical creature. (Premiere screening)

 

Seeking Safety still 1920wSeeking Safety – Wri/Dir/Prod: Lizzie Kirkpatrick / 6min – Cape Byron Steiner
Seeking Safety reflects the serious social conscience of its 14 year old film-maker. It contrasts the lives of two unlikely friends, a girl growing up in the benign safety of Byron Bay, and an Afghan refugee, who crossed the seas by boat to seek asylum in Australia at a very young age. Abdul, the subject of the film, couldn’t be photographed because of fears of retribution by the Taliban but his words are meaningful, haunting and unforgettable. (Premiere screening)

Hush still 1920w

Hush – Wri/Dir: Kaitlyn McMurtry | Prod: Kerry Chavez / 6min – AFTRS
Three young girls face a reality where men abuse and disrespect them on a daily basis. It’s not a dream, or a fantasy world. It’s real life. The only solace they can find, is in each other. (Premiere screening)

Libby still 1920wLibby – Dir/Prod: Elsa Stewart / 10min – SAE Byron
An intimate character study of 90 year old, Libby Mills from Putney, Vermont USA, who’s heartfelt story takes one on an emotional journey of love, loss and resilience. (Premiere Screening)
Dust Devils still 1920w

Dust Devil – Dir/Prod: Poppy Walker / 9min
In Death Valley’s ghost town, a dancer brings her gilded dream to life. (Northern Rivers Premiere screening)

 

Dolls still 1920w

Dolls – Wri/Dir/Prod: Clare Sladden | Dir: Jasmine Sladden / 6min
A group of plucky dolls initiate an emotional break-up in a last ditch attempt to escape a toxic relationship.

 

 

 

THE JURY: Byron All Shorts will be judged at the screening by an esteemed jury of film practitioners including: Anne Chesher (producer) & Senior Lecturer at SAE Creative Media Institute; legendary Australian actor & activist Tony Barry; & Lisa O’Meara Programs and Operations Manager at Screenworks
(The awards presentation is on Sunday night prior to the Short Laughs Comedy programme).

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2019 Awards

The Byron All Shorts are held on Sat 26 Jan. These amazing local films screen to a capacity house each year, with finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes, that recognise excellence in short film making from the Northern Rivers region.

 

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)

SAE Qantm logo 100h
SAE Qantm, Creative Media Institute – Creative Media Partner & Cash Prize Partner (Jury Award for Emerging Talent)

SCCU logo
SCCU, Southern Cross Credit Union – Community Partner & Cash Prize Partner (Peoples Choice Award for Best Short Film)
 

INDUSTRY PRIZE PARTNERS

Avid logo
Avid Software

In Your Face
In Your Face Productions

ScreenWorks
Screenworks
 

MEDIA SUPPORTERS

Northern Star

Byron Shire News

BayFM

Byron Bazaar logo 350w

 

 

11th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening

11th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening poster11th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Screening

Presented by Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc
Tuesday 10th July, 6.30pm – The Byron Theatre

The Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc are thrilled to present an inspiring evening of aboriginal storytelling celebrating NAIDOC Week 2018 and this years theme ‘Because Of Her, We Can’ showcasing the lives & impact of Aboriginal women.

This year’s programme curated from Flickerfest favourites will take you on a special journey with some incredibly funny, powerful and strong aboriginal women who’s uplifting stories will inspire and delight.

The filmmakers have become some of the leading lights in indigenous filmmaking, blazing brightly on Australian screens and stage.

The programme includes, Warwick Thornton’s multi award winning comedy short film ‘Nana’, two films by amazing writer/director & actress Leah Purcell ‘She Say’ & ‘Aunty Maggie And The Womba Wakgun’, plus ‘Nan & A Whole Lot Trouble’ & ‘Hush’ both delightful comedies by the very talented writer/director Dena Curtis.

Come along & enjoy these unique stories from incredible filmmakers championing aboriginal women through this years NAIDOC theme ‘Because Of Her, We Can’; & support the celebration of aboriginal culture during NAIDOC Week.

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

Pre-purchase Tickets: at the Byron Theatre (Community Centre)
Online Tickets info: byroncentre.com.au | sold-out
Tickets also available at door: $10/8 con

More info: 0414 779881

11th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening Programme – 83min

Welcome To Country stillWELCOME TO COUNTRY – 10min
Writer/Director: Dean Gibson | Producer: Helen Morrison
When a hotshot public servant is sent to a remote Aboriginal community to prepare for t he Prime Minister’s visit, he quickly learns the true meaning of Welcome to Country. starring Alec Doomadgee.

Nana stillNANA – 6min
Writer/Director: Warwick Thornton | Producer: Kath Shelper
Nana’s granddaughter thinks Nana’s pretty special. She loves her Nana because she helps the old people, she’s a good painter and other people love her too. Nana’s got everyone under control.

Custard stillCUSTARD – 6min
Writer/Director: Michelle Blanchard | Producer: Kath Shelper
In her search for answers, a granddaughter’s questions lead to the discovery of self and a chance to embrace the complexities of family.

Vote Yes still

VOTE YES – 11min
Writer/Director: Nick Waterman | Producer: Melissa Beauford
It’s May 27, 1967 – Australia’s referendum on Aboriginal rights. Two women unite as a family come to terms with the prospect of change. starring Miranda Tapsell (The Sapphires).

She Say stillSHE SAY – 10min
Writer/Director: Leah Purcell | Producer: Bain Stewart & David Jowsey
After seeing her husband put in jail for domestic violence, Leela (Leah Purcell) has a big decision to make on his pending return, influenced by differing opinions from her two youngest children & her three best friends.

In The Air stillIN THE AIR – 13min
Writer: Dot West | Director: Kimberley West | Producer: Jodie Bell
Jealousy is a curse. She’s her own worse enemy, jealous, impulsive, sabotages herself, awake or asleep, in snagging her man, who is a reluctant player when it comes to messing with his little piece of paradise.

Nan & A Whole Lot Of Trouble stillNAN & A WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE – 11min
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.

Aunty Maggie & The Womba Wakgun stillAUNTY MAGGIE & THE WOMBA WAKGUN – 11min
Writer/Director: Leah Purcell | Producer: Bain Stewart & Lisa Duff
Aunty Maggie & Uncle Peter struggle to feed their three nephews. The arrival of some chickens provides a new food source…eggs! When the new rooster becomes more of a headache and nearly dies, Aunty Maggie’s quick thinking shocks the family and makes her famous.

Hush stillHUSH – 5min
Writer/Director: Dena Curtis | Producer: Kath Shelper
Ethel and her friend Mary resort to an unlikely occupation at night to top up their pensions. Ethel’s daughter is horrified when she discovers they are not really “playing cards”.
Come & celebrate aboriginal culture in NAIDOC week with a programme of amazing films.

MULLUM FLiCKERFEST 2018 & BYRON ALL SHORTS

Flickerfest 2018 poster Mullum Byron27th International Short Film Festival

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

Fri 26 – Sun 28, January 2018
Mullum Civic Hall, Mullumbimby

FLiCKERFEST 2018 – 27th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
and BYRON ALL SHORTS Northern Rivers Short Film Comp

PROGRAMME, TIMES & TICKETS

Friday 26 Jan: Opening Night Party – door 7pm | films start 8pm – Best Of Australian Shorts $25/22 conc
Tasty snacks, music  & complimentary drinks from Rosnay Organic wine, Young Henrys beer, Parkers Organic juices – BUY TIX

Saturday 27 Jan: Byron All Shorts (prog below) – door 3pm | films start 4pm, $14/12 conc – BUY TIX

Saturday 27 Jan: Best Of International Shorts - door 7pm | films start 8pm, $16/14 conc – BUY TIX

Sunday 28 Jan: Short Laughs Comedy – door 7pm | films start 8pm, $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)

Flickerfest Cafe
Open daily: 1hr prior to sessions.
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 779 881

ABOUT

Celebrating its 27th 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 12-21 January 2018, 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 2018; with Byron shire being one of the first screenings after Bondi.

Flickerfest is screening for its 20th year in the Northern Rivers region in 2018 and will celebrate its 27th birthday since the festivals 1st ever screening in Balmain, Sydney back in 1991.

The Flickerfest 2018 tour will take place at it’s new home of the air-cooled Mullum Civic Hall, screening a smorgasbord of the worlds and Australia’s best shorts over one big weekend handpicked from a record 2,500 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 26-28 Jan.

FLiCKERFEST 2018 PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Friday 26 Jan, 7pm – Opening Party & 8pm – Best Of Australian Shorts

Following the Opening Party, Flickerfest is thrilled to present its Best Of Australian Shorts programme, a diverse range of stories from across Australia that celebrate our unique identity and culture. Highlights include: the beautifully crafted and creative Australian animation Lost Property Office about Ed its sole inhabitant who in many ways is as lost as the items themselves, and currently short-listed for an Academy® Award. Plus the dramatic and inspiring Miro, a World War II Aboriginal Western short film staring Mark Coles Smith; and Fysh a heart warming and quirky short that tells the story of an old man and the fish that changed his life, directed by Billie Pleffer, who most recently directed the series ‘Deadlock’ in the Northern Rivers for the ABC, and the delightfully quirky and creatively animated Martha The Monster, starring the voices of actress Rose Byrne and her husband Bobby Cannavale.

Saturday 27 Jan, 4pm – 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. Byron All Shorts is judged by an esteemed jury of industry practitioners.

Saturday 27 Jan, 8pm – Best Of International Shorts

Join us as we celebrate a selection of film gems from across the world, selected from the Academy® Accredited Sydney competition with the Best Of International Shorts programme. Highlights include: the moving and insightful All Of Us from Germany based on a true story that sees Christian and Muslim bus passengers in Kenya face an attack by extremist group the Al Shabaab, shortlisted for the 2018 Academy® Awards, the hilarious An Imagined Conversation With Kanye West And Stephen Hawking from Canada. Over a Chinese food picnic at the beach Stephen Hawking and Kanye West discuss dance moves, Drake and the art of divination. And the timely and culturally relevant Wren Boys from Ireland that shines a spotlight on the theme of Gay marriage. On the day after Christmas a catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison..

Sunday 28 Jan, 8pm – 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 Fern from the UK about a woman who loses her husband and finds a potted plant. Home grown comedy Your Call Is Important To Us that confirms our worst fears about call centres when were asked please hold and oddball comedy It’s Complicated from South Africa. When lonely Andy invites a girl who he met online to his apartment he falls head over heals for her despite his flatmate Nigel’s repeated attempts to point out her obvious flaws.

View moreFLiCKERFEST 2018 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 2018 Festival trailer and Flickerfest 2018 Tour trailer

 
This year our Flickerfest 2018 Festival & Tour trailers in a FLiCKERFEST first, an Australian feature parody, with an 80’s fish-out-of-water Croc Dundee descending on Bondi Beach. Written & directed by award-winning Sheila Jayadev of Emerald Productions & Producers Julian Constanzo of Positive Ape & Lyn Nofor of Emerald Productions, the trailer features the wonderful Darren Gilshenan & delightful Anna Bamford.
Thank you all!..

Celebrating 20 years as Flickerfest festival director in 2018 Bronwyn Kidd says:
As Mullumbimby is our hometown I’m always really excited to be presenting these very exciting, entertaining and inspiring short films hand-picked for local audiences at our local tour event. Our Mullumbimby Flickerfest is both a celebration of film and a great community networking event where people who love films and great stories can come together over the weekend and enjoy inspiring films from the Northern Rivers, across Australia and the world, encouraging both discussion and connection. I’m really looking forward to it!

We will also be presenting the Best of Northern Rivers Shorts at the Byron All Shorts finalist’s screening 16 local finalists, selected from near 50 entries, showcasing a wonderful new collection of creative shorts from our very talented local filmmakers on a range of themes that reflect Northern Rivers life including surfing, music, comedy, love and everything in between starring a host of local identities including Mandy Nolan and Rusty Miller.

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2018

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

presented by clip_image004_0000
BAS 2018 Call for Entries logoSat 27 Jan: Byron All Shorts Finalists Screening – door 3pm | films 4pm $14/12 – BUY TIX

Sun 28 Jan: Byron All Shorts Awards – door 7pm | awards 8pm
(Prior to Flickerfest’s Short Laughs Comedy programme $16/14, free for finalists)

Mullumbimby Civic Hall

 

 

About BYRON ALL SHORTS

The Byron All Shorts screens on Saturday 27 Jan, with 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 110min of the best of local short films & screened to a capacity house of over 300 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 Short Laughs Comedy programme).

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2018 Finalists Announcement

Thank you & congratulations to all entrants; below are the finalists selected from almost 50 entries.
Finalists programme announced below.

Bin & Tuk stillBin & Tuk / 3min / 2017 (Main Arm)
Wri/Dir: Sheldon Lieberman, Igor Coric | Prod: Stephanie Walsh (Bigfish)
Spike & Dadda are leaving the planet.

Lore Of The Sea stillLore Of The Sea / 4min / 2017 (Byron)
Wri/Dir/Prod: Keita Ikawa
How to keep surfing while pursuing your dream. A short film presenting Mademoiselle of the Sea Laure Mayer creator and designer of Lore of the Sea in her second home Byron Bay Australia.

Keeping Custom stillKeeping Custom / 12min / 2017 (Lennox Head)
Wri/Dir/Prod: Annie Benzie
After eight years of marriage Roger and Gwen decide to participate in a traditional wedding ceremony in Gwen’s mother’s village, on Normanby Island, PNG. It’s not just about them as a couple, it’s about the coming together of two clans. The ceremony hasn’t been performed in the village for many years.

Meeting Mick stillMeeting Mick / 7min / 2017 (Suffolk Park)
Wri/Dir/Prod: Susie Forster
Tim Winton-Brown met Mick on the dance floor. Tim was still recovering from the accident that left him with incomplete quadriplegia. Mick’s s creativity was infectious and started Tim on his own artistic journey.

Distortia stillDistortia / 7min / 2017 (Byron)
Wri/Dir: Luca Fox | Prod: Natalie Grube
An aging boxer prepares for his toughest fight yet, little does he know he stands to lose more than just his mind.

Bent Not Broken stillBent Not Broken / 9min / 2017 (The Channon)
Dir/Prod: David Lowe & Eve Jeffery (Cloudcatcher Media)
Helen Bender lost her father after a long, bruising fight with invasive gas companies. This is her warning to other Australians facing this threat.

William Finnegan - Barbarian Days stillWilliam Finnegan – Barbarian Days / 5min / 2017 (Byron)
Wri/Dir/Prod: Darius Devas (Being Films)
A short portrait on William Finnegan, narrated with excerpts from his Pulitzer prize winning memoir ‘Barbarian Days’. Featuring Rusty Miller.

Monkey Monkey Shake Shake stillMonkey Monkey Shake Shake 3 / 9min / 2016 (Main Arm/Byron)
Wri: Sheldon Lieberman & Sem Han / Dir: James Henry | Prod: Stephanie Walsh (Bigfish)
From the depths of near breaking up, to the heights of Splendour In The Grass, follow the next chapter of MMSS as they navigate the challenges of performing stupid songs in ridiculous costumes.

Intermission

Jack & Jill stillJack & Jill / 8min / 2017 (Nimbin)
Wri/Dir/Prod: Heather O’Donnell
An itchy love triangle set on the back of gardening. Jack & Jill is the story about a scarecrow & two men who long for love & will do just about anything to get it.

Drummer Girl stillDrummer Girl / 6min / 2017 (Bangalow)
Dir: Sophie Hexter | Prod: Poppy Walker (H.W. Collective)
Her life changed in the blink of an eye. Music set her free.

Fired stillFired / 4min / 2017 (Lismore)
Wri/Dir/Prod: Jy Patterson
When the efficiency officer of an up & coming tech company decides to take actions into her own hands to combat sexual harassment in the work place, Dan didn’t expect to be on the receiving end of it.

Good Furtune Island stillGood Fortune Island / 17min / 2017 (Mullumbimby)
Wri/Prod: Gemma Hasset | Dir: Jade Hassett | Actor/Prod: Saya Minami
After the Fukushima disaster, young Hiro Takaishi is sent to live with his Aunt Saeko in Australia for year, whilst his mother back in Japan battles leukemia. He is forced to come to terms with reality when his mother passes away. Frightened and unsure, Hiro must gain a new understanding of his life in Australia.

Making Waves stillMaking Waves / 6min / 2017 (Lismore)
Wri/Dir/Prod: Karenza Ebejer
Proffesional dancer Max McAuley has down syndrome. He is showcased in this workby the watery world of his dreams. He performs with his mentor Michael Hennessey, & with his girlfriend.

The French Backpacker stillThe French Backpacker / 7min / 2017 (Myocum/Brunswick Heads)
Wri/Dir/Prod: Duncan James
A French backpacker explores a lonely section of Australian coastline.

Surfers Country stillSurfers Country / 6min / 2017 (Byron/Tweed)
Wri/Dir/Prod: Keita Ikawa | Dir: Jun Kurahashi
Jun Kurahashi is a Japanese surfboard shaper who sticks to hand shaping. This film is about his board making using local materials.

Women Like Us - Over The Hill stillWomen Like Us – Over The Hill / 2min / 2017 (Mullumbimby)
Wri: Mandy Nolan | Dir/Prod: Marcus Omullane
In a climate of high profile sexual harassment law suits, ‘Women Like Us’ shows what it’s like to be sexually harassed by people in the driver’s seat.

Runtime: approx 115mins plus 15min intermission.

Byron All Shorts filmmakers & jury wFFdirector 2018 pic 900w
Byron All Shorts: Filmmakers, Jury & Flickerfest director

 

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

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.

Tim Brook-HuntTim Brook-Hunt (Executive Producer)
Tim started working in the Film and TV industry in 1983 as Producer of 14 Animated Specials for Sydney-based BURBANK FILMS. Between 1988 and 2000, Tim held senior positions with the Australian production companies Beyond International and Yoram Gross Film Studio (now Flying Bark). In 2002, Tim co-founded the production company Sticky Pictures.
Tim’s Executive Producer credits include two animated feature films and eight animated TV series such as Blinky Bill, Flipper, and Old Tom, Yakkity Yak, Pearlie and Dennis & Gnasher.
In 2007, Tim was appointed Executive Head of Children’s Content for ABC TV, where he led the launch of the digital school-age channel ABC3 (now ABC ME) and the relaunch of pre-school channel ABC Kids. He was also responsible for ABC TV’s Educational programs and ABC’s on-line content for children.
Tim is a founding member of the Board of the Asian Animation Summit, an annual event designed to showcase Asian-region animation projects and stimulate the co-production
and co-financing of animation in the region. Tim has lived in the Northern Rivers since 2014, where he provides mentoring and consulting services.

Paul MelvillePaul Melville (Executive Producer)
In 2016 and 2017 Paul post-produced and wrote Ice Wars, a four-part observational documentary series with Northern Pictures for ABC 1 on Police, Legal and Community responses to the Crystal Methamphetamine Epidemic. He was also developing other projects including a documentary series with Northern Pictures for the ABC on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Australian Defence Force veterans and serving personnel.
Since moving to the Northern Rivers, I have started my own radio show on River FM Community station on Fridays from 10 pm.
From 2009-2015 Paul was the Executive Producer and Consultant at SEVEN Network: Anh Does Vietnam, Please Marry My Boy with ITV Studios and Beauty and the Geek series 4, 5 & 6 with Shine Australia. Producing and Directing 10 x 1 hours of Anh Does…Travel programs; My Ireland, 2 X 1 hours a food and cultural tour of Ireland with My Kitchen Rules Chef Colin Fassnidge; My France, a 6 x 1 hours personal journey back to France with MKR chef Manu Feildel.
In earlier years Paul was the Executive Producer of Tonight Live with Steve Vizard; Good Morning Australia; Coast to Coast with television legend Graham Kennedy; Midday with Ray Martin; Royal Wedding live from London with Dame Edna; & the 1988 Australia Day Bicentennial celebrations.
1979-1984: Paul was the Researcher and Producer, The Mike Walsh Show, travelling regularly to the US in search of stories for the show. During those six years, Paul learnt the fundamentals of reaching and keeping audiences while being exposed to many of the most outstanding performers, directors and producers of our times.
1977 – 1979: Paul began his television career in the summer of 1977/ 78 as a cadet Journalist trainee at ABC Radio and Television News in Sydney.

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2018 Awards

The Byron All Shorts are held on Sat 27 Jan. These amazing local films screen to a capacity house each year, with finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes, that recognise excellence in short film making from the Northern Rivers region.

Awards Announcement:

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
‘MEETING MICK’
Wri/Dir/Prod: Susie Foster

iQ and  Flickerfest
iQ & FLiCKERFEST – JURY AWARD – HIGHLY COMMENDED
$250 cash, Season Pass+1 to Mullum/Byron Flickerfest 2018
‘MAKING WAVES’
Wri/Dir/Prod: Karenza Ebejer
iQ and  Flickerfest
iQ & FLiCKERFEST – JURY AWARD – HIGHLY COMMENDED

$250 cash, Season Pass+1 to Mullum/Byron Flickerfest 2018
‘MONKEY MONKEY SHAKE SHAKE’
Wri/Dir/Prod: Wri: Sheldon Lieberman & Sem Han | Dir: James Henry | Prod: Stephanie Walsh
SAE Qantm logo 100h
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
‘DISTORTIA’
Wri/Dir: Luca Fox | Prod: Natalie Grube


iQ and  Flickerfest

AUDIENCE 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
‘DRUMMER GIRL’
Dir: Sophie Hexter | Prod: 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)

SAE Qantm logo 100h
SAE Qantm, Creative Media Institute – Creative Media Partner & Cash Prize Partner (Jury Award for Emerging Talent)

 

INDUSTRY PRIZE PARTNERS
Avid Software
Avid Software

In Your Face
In Your Face Productions

ScreenWorks
Screenworks

 

MEDIA SUPPORTERS

Northern Star

Byron Shire News

 

BayFM

 

iQ Inc presents the “NORTHERN LIGHTS” Sculpture & Light Festival concept !

Experience a taste of what’s to come! iQ is planning a Northern Rivers Vivid style event to be held at the Island Quarry Reserve, Byron Bay in spring  2018 or  Autumn 2019.

Check out the teaser installations this weekend at the Mullum Civic Hall !!!
Thanks to Alex Moss (SAE Sound Lecturer) for his teaser ‘Questioning Perception’, an amazing interactive video mapping, sound & light installation.
And to Tamlin & Ben Hill (Club Sandwich) for their teaser, a stunning multi-projector video-mapping; & to Nick for eye-popping laser-mapping over-lay, & to Dan from Jacksons Tech Services for his UFO spotting search lights; all this on the Mullum Civic Hall facade!

FF18 Mulum Civic Hall internal 1 700w FF18 Mulum Civic Hall internal 2 700w FF18 Mulum Civic Hall facade 1 700w FF18 Mulum Civic Hall facade 2 700w Northern Lights teaser at Mullum Flickerfest on Civic Hall facade 2018 pic 900w

iQ Inc will be calling for expressions of interest in the near future; let us know if you want to get in on the ground!!