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

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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

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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!

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

Byron All Shorts – 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.


 

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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

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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)

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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)
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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)

 

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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)

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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
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SAE QANTM CREATIVE MEDIA INSTITUTE – JURY AWARD – EMERGING TALENT
$250 cash, 1/2 day edit or film shoot (In Your Face Productions)
Screenworks Membership, Season Pass+1 to Mullum/Byron Flickerfest 2018
‘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)

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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!

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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!!

10th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening

10th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening poster10th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Screening

Presented by Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc
Tuesday 4th 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 2017.

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

The programme includes insightful, refreshing & creative short films selected from Flickerfest finalists ‘WELCOME TO COUNTRY’, ‘VOTE YES’ & ‘BLACK CHOOK’; and the Screenworks Creatability short ‘COREY THE WARRIOR’ starring Yuin/Bundjalung man & artist Corey Stewart; plus the acclaimed documentary ‘SERVANT OR SLAVE’ directed by Steven McGregor, written & produced by Mitchell Stanley & Hetti Perkins.

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

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 | buy now online
Tickets at door (if avail): $10/8 con

More info: 0414 779881

10th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening Programme – 90min

Welcome To Country stillWelcome To Country – 10min / 2016 / Comedy
Writer/Director: Dean Gibson | Producer: Helen Morrison
When a hotshot public servant is sent to a remote Aboriginal community to prepare for the Prime Minister’s visit, he quickly learns the true meaning of Welcome to Country.

Vote Yes stillVote Yes – 11min / 2013 / Drama
Writer/Director: Nick Waterman | Producer: Melissa Beauford
Starring: Miranda Tapsell (The Sapphires)
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.

Black Chook stillBlack Chook – 11min / 2015 / Drama
Writer: Bruce Pascoe | Director: Dylan River | Producer: Belinda Mravicic
Starring: Jack Charles & Brendan Cowell
They were Australia’s bad days. Men killed other men and laughed. All that was left for the children of the dead was to remember; if they had the strength.

Corey The Warrior stillCorey The Warrior – 3min / 2017 / Documentary
Director: Isabel Darling
Yuin and Bundjalung man, Corey Stewart, shines as he tells the story of his new life as an artist. At 22 months old Corey Stewart suffers a severe brain injury in a car accident that tragically kills his mother. He has to learn to do everything again – and he learns to paint. Now an artist, Corey’s love of his family, nature, and his totems shape his paintings, which are as enchanting as he is.

Servant or Slave stillServant Or Slave – 57min / 2016 / Documentary
Director: Steven McGregor | Writer/Producer: Mitchell Stanley & Hetti Perkins
Bringing to light the heartbreaking experiences of Rita Wright, Rita Wenberg, Violet West, Adelaide Wenberg and Valerie Linow, Servant or Slave is a film of courage, strength and the fortitude to pursue justice for the crimes committed against them after being stolen from their families, trained to be domestic servants and forced into indentured labour. Theirs is a David and Goliath battle, not only for personal retribution, but also for the next generation of Aboriginal people to come.

‘Servant Or Slave’ trailer links:
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/156183636
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAsq1XeWu-E

‘Servant Or Slave’ website: www.servantorslave.com/

‘Servant Or Slave’ facebook: www.facebook.com/ServantorSlave/

Cultivating Murder – Film Screening

Cultivating Murder posterCultivating Murder – Feature Documentary Screening

Tuesday 6th June, 7pm – Mullum Civic Hall

‘Cultivating Murder’ Byron premiere screening is about the disastrous effects of broad-scale land clearing in Australia, & will be launched by Greens MLC Dr. Mehreen Faruqi who will also conduct the Q&A following the screening with the filmmaker Greg Miller of Film Projects.

Tix: On-line (Sticky Tickets)  | Mullum Book Shop | or at door – $15/12con

‘Cultivating Murder’ screening  in Mullumbimby is proudly supported in association with iQ Inc.

‘Cultivating Murder’ is a new feature documentary that tells the heart-rending story of the murder of Glen Turner, a public servant working for the Office of Environment and Heritage, who was gunned down on the side of a public road in Croppa Creek, 40 kilometers from Moree in 2014. 
Glen Turner was investigating illegal land clearing when he was murdered, and since his death we have seen the NSW Government throw out the Native Vegetation Act and replace it with legislation that will allow even greater broad-scale land clearing to occur, much as it has in Queensland. This film offers an insight into what large farming concerns and agribusiness see as the future and it does not include responsible land management and conservation of the natural environment. It reveals the pressure of recent rapid expansion in agribusiness as the laws protecting the environment are weakened across Australia.

FLiCKERFEST 2017 & BYRON ALL SHORTS

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

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

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

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

PROGRAMME, TIMES & TICKETS

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

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

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

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

Festival Pass: $55/45 conc – BUY TIX

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

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

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

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

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

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

Further Inquires: 0414 779881

ABOUT

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

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

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

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

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

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

FLiCKERFEST 2017 PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

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

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

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

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

Saturday 28 Jan, 8.30pm – Best Of Australian Shorts

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

Sunday 29 Jan, 8.30pm – Short Laughs Comedy

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

View moreFLiCKERFEST Tour film trailers here!

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

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

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

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

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2017

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

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

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

Mullum Civic Hall

 

About BYRON ALL SHORTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2017 Finalists

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intermission…

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

Lift Me Up

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Runtime: 120min (+intermission)


BYRON ALL SHORTS 2017 Awards & Winners

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

The Awards & Winners are:

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

 

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
‘The Fine Art Of Being Zion’ Wri/Dir/Prod: Susie Forster


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

 

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS – PARTNERS

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

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

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

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

 

INDUSTRY PRIZE PARTNERS
Avid Software
Avid Software

In Your Face
In Your Face Productions

ScreenWorks
Screenworks

 

MEDIA SUPPORTERS

Northern Star

Byron Shire News

 

BayFM

9th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening

Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening poster9th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Screening

SOLD OUT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More info: 0414 779881

Arakwal NAIDOC Week Programme – 105min

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

FLiCKERFEST 2016 & BYRON ALL SHORTS

Flickerfest 201625th International Short Film Festival

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

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

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

PROGRAMME, TIMES & TICKETS

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

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

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

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

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

Festival Pass: $50/40 concBUY TIX

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

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

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

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

Further Inquires: 0414 779881

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

ABOUT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch the Flickerfest 2016 Tour Trailer

FLiCKERFEST 2016 PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FLiCKERLAB

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

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

 

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2016

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

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

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

About BYRON ALL SHORTS

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

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

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

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

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

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS – Awards Announcement

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

And the winners are:

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

The Byron All Shorts 2016 finalists programme

High Schools finalists

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

Main Competition finalists

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Intermission

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Runtime:  125min

 

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

BYRON ALL SHORTS – PARTNERS

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

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

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

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

 

INDUSTRY PRIZE PARTNERS

Avid Software
Avid Software

In Your Face
In Your Face Productions

ScreenWorks

 

MEDIA SUPPORTERS

Northern Star

Byron Shire News

 

 

BayFM

8TH ARAKWAL NAIDOC WEEK, FILM SCREENING 2015

Tuesday, 7th July, 6.30pm

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

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

ARAKWAL NAIDOC WEEK FILM SCREENING – Programme Highlights:

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

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

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

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

…plus more !

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