FLiCKERFEST 2010 & Byron All Shorts


19th International Short Film Festival
22rd – 24th January 2010 – A&i Hall, Bangalow

International 1 on Friday night
International 2 on Saturday night
Best Of Australian Shorts on Sunday night
Doors: 7.30pm each night – Films start: 8.30pm

Tickets(available @door):
Friday: $20/15conc includes Opening Night Party with Jameson whiskey, Coopers beer, Rosnay organic wine & Phoenix drinks.
Sat or Sun: $15/10con (each night)
Festival Pass: $35/30conc

This year Flickerfest received 1600 entries, of  which 97 were selected for the final competition from all around the world.

In it’s 11th year, Byron Shires longest running film festival, Flickerfest will screen a selection of multi-award winning International Shorts on Friday & Saturday night.

International 1 highlights include: (Friday 22nd Jan)

WRI/DIR: Seth Larney
PROD: Lisa Shaunessy
Adam awakes in a clearing in the jungle, injured and with no memory of how he arrived there.  He searches for clues but soon realizes he is running in circles.  Will Adam be able to escape the clearing and discover the truth?
World Premiere

International 2 highlights include: (Saturday 23rd Jan)

DIR: Eddie White & Ari Gibson
PROD: Jessica Brentnall
A vibrant city of singing cats is preyed upon by a shadowy figure intent on performing its own twisted feline symphony.
Best Short Animation – Sydney Film Festival 2009; Best Animation Short – Melbourne Film Festival 2009; AFI AWARD Best Short Animation 2009

Screening on Sunday night is the Best Of Australian Shorts programme which has been especially curated for the FLiCKERFEST National Tour.
The films are a selection from 5 Australian Competition programmes at this years FLiCKERFEST 2010 in Bondi.

Best Of Australian Shorts highlights include: (Sunday 24th Jan)

DIR: Luke Doolan
PROD: Drew Bailey
8 year old Joe has a Birthday he will never forget. After friends tease him he sneaks off to the sick bay wishing everyone in the world would go away. He wakes up to find his dream may have become a reality.
Sundance Film Festival 2009; Winner Youth Jury Prize, LA Award – Aspen International Film Festival 2009; Dendy Award for Best Live Action Short 2009; Craft Award + SBS Television Award – St Kilda Film Festival 2009; AFI AWARD for Best Film & Best Script 2009

DIR: Deborah Mailman
WRI: Deborah Mailman and Wayne Blair
PROD: Jessie Mangum
For Maddie it will take more than just dreaming about the Karate Kid to survive school, it will take a friend.
Message Sticks Indigenous Film Festival 2009; Best Short Film – IF Awards 2009

Byron Flickerfest, & Byron All Shorts are presented with the iQ Arts & Eco Centre, and is a fundraiser for iQ Inc.

Byron All Shorts 2010

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Northern Rivers Short Film Competition presented with iQ
Screening Sat 23rd Jan Films Start: 5.00pm (Doors open – 4.30pm)
Awards Sun 24th Jan Prior to Flickerfest screening: 8.00pm (Doors open – 7.30pm)
Bangalow A&I Hall

Films Start: Sat 5.00pm (Doors open – 4.30pm)
Tickets: $8/5 conc (also included in Flickerfest 3 day Festival Pass $35/30)
Running Time: nearly 2hrs with intermission
Session Rating: 15+

The ‘Byron All Shorts’ competition will celebrate the film making talent in the Northern Rivers region and encourage audiences to experience the many local stories that are produced in the region each year.

This competitive local programme will screen on the 23rd January 5pm over the Australia Day long weekend 22nd- 24th of January 2010, alongside the Byron Flickerfest 3 day screening’s of the best of the worlds short films.

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2010 Programme: (Official Selection)

AfterswellAFTERSWELL 5min
Wri/Dir: Nigel Carboon
Prod: SAE
“For whatever we seek, like a you or a me, it is always ourselves we find in the sea”

Dreaming ManDREAMING MAN 3min
Dir: Amber Wright
“The Dreaming Man is a comment on the ways in which Western society continues to fail Aboriginal Australians. Inspired by Worimi/Biripi Elder Gordon Syron’s painting, “The Dreaming Man” (2003), the film explores the losses and dreams that many urban-based Indigenous people experience.

A Life In ShapeBOB McTAVISH-A LIFE IN SHAPE (doco) 10m 23s
Wri/Dir: Kane Bloomfield
Prod: Gary Bloomfield
BoB McTavish, one of the legends of the Australian longboard culture and a household name among the Australian surfing scene. This is a small portrait of his life and times, from where surfing entered his life to how surfing became it. Meticulously shot in Byron Bay and fused with archival footage, and local music, Bob tells his story.

ReasonsREASONS TO BE CHEERFUL 1, 2 & 3 3m 50s
Wri: Amy Hoogenboom/Jake Jaquiss
Dir/Prod: Amy Hoogenboom
Inspired by the music of Ian Dury, one man shares the three ways that enable him to maintain some kind of equilibrium in his life.

BrittaniWHERE THERE IS LOVE, THERE IS LIFE (doco) 4m 19s
Wri/Dir/Prod: Brittini Nicholl
Brittini Nicholl talks about her battle with Crohn’s Disease & how she is still able to surf with an ileostomy bag.

Wri/Dir/Prod: Michael Rogowski
The art is in the archetecture…Today’s technology enables us to visualize how something could look, easily and cheaply. The towns of the northern rivers are largely testaments to the Art Deco period. Lismore in particular has many different styles from each of the decades from the previous century.

Mardi GrassMARDI GRASS 14m 35s
Wri/Dir/Prod: Kierra Hopper
A observational documentary where thousands of tourists flock each year to view and participate in what is now known as such an intriguing and popular event today. Exclusive interviews with local residents, tourists, journalist and festival volunteers. This documentary will captivate you with its diversified cultural backgrounds, music, history, art, beliefs and views on protesting the laws of marijuana.

Wri/Dir/Prod: Jon Liddell
The surrealistic & frightening adventures of Augustus Dupin & his magical suitcase in the land of dreams.

Memoirs Of A CraneMEMOIRS OF A CRANE 8m 18s
Wri/Dir/Prod: Sachiko Kotaka
I am teaching an elderly German woman the art of origami as a way of freeing myself of guilt that I still feel about the war.

Wri/Dir: Sharon Shostak
Prod: Andrew Polidano
Dangerous or adventageous? The bird-men of Byron Shire attempt to launch their paragliders in a whole new way.

Redemption Of Joe FrameTHE REDEMPTION OF JOE FRAME 8m 58s
Wri/Dir: Ly deAngeles
Prod: Ly de Angeles/Joshua Rushton/Marion Rushton
There’s a fine line between mysticism and madness
Joe Frame is the name people call him. It’s not who he claims to be. He claims to be from another universe inhabited by people that those in this world can’t see or hear. Consequently, in this world, despite being a savant, he is considered mentally ill and spends much of his life institutionalised.

SplendidSPLENDID @ SPLENDOUR (doco) 8min
Dir/Prod: Guy Mansfield
‘Splendour in the Grass’ 2009 – the hand picked ‘Splendid’ Arts Lab participants & provocateurs.

Brotherly DemiseBROTHERLY DEMISE 4m 30s
Wri: Vanessa Leske/hugh Salisbury
Dir: yr 11 – mullum High/ Hugh Salisbury
Prod: Vanessa Leske
A short film about sibling bullying & suicide

Where Mandrakes GrowWHERE MANDRAKES GROW 10min
Wri/Dir: Even Hafnor
Prod: Olivia Feng
Based on Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, “Where Mandrakes Grow” is a
short film that addresses the absurdity and significance of mundane conversation.

Lash 100hLASH 5m 26s
Wri/Dir: Elka Kerkhofs
Prod: Karen Maxwell
What if you live your whole life in one day and that day is today?’ Celina confronts this question, as she relives past lives in which she and her lover Olisa shared a forbidden love in the midst of a hostile world.

Programme Running Time: approx 110min

See & support our local film-makers alongside the best in the world at Flickerfest on the Australia Day weekend, in the 2nd Annual BAS Short Film Comp.

The screening will be held at the Bangalow A&i Hall in conjunction with the Flickerfest screenings, 23rd January, Door: 4.30pm – Films: 5pm, $8/5 concession

We are very happy to have received nearly 60 films in our 2nd year, with filmmakers having just over 4 weeks opportunity to enter; we have some great entries competing for nearly $5000 in prizes, which includes in  the Country Energy Best Short Film jury prize of cash, Avid software, a Gaia Retreat & Spa Package, Dinner for 2 at Utopia, Flickerfest Distribution Bureau consultation & Screenworks membership and the Audience award voted by those in attendance consisting of Gorilla software, Gaia Retreat & Spa packages & door prize, Dinner for 2 at Fresca, Bangalow Chamber of Commerce cash prize, Flickerfest Distribution Bureau consultation & Screenworks membership.

It is a sign of recognition to have Country Energy as a partner for Byron All Shorts, and we look forward to the spark & power they can bring to this special Short Film competition dedicated to the Northern Rivers.

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2010 – Award Winners

Jury Award – Country Energy Best Short Film goes to:
‘The Redemption Of Joe Frame’ – Wri/Dir/CoProd: Ly de Angeles

Jury Award – Highly Commended Short Film goes to:
‘Bob McTavish-A Life In Shape’ – Wri/Dir: Kane Bloomfield

Audience Award – Best Short Film goes to:
‘The Dreaming Man’ – Wri/Dir/Prod: Amber Wright

Audience Award – Runner Up by 1 vote goes to:
‘The Redemption Of Joe Frame’ – ri/Dir/CoProd: Ly de Angeles


Two prizes will be awarded as part of the competition. The Directors Award selected by Industry professionals, Flickerfest festival director Bronwyn Kidd (who will be present to introduce the screenings), Screenworks GM Jill Moonie & Scott McGregor; and an Audience Award voted by those in attendance.

The BAS Jury Award for Best Short Film will consist of a film industry package; local sponsor major prize; dinner for two; tickets to FF2010 Australia -wide; a Screenworks membership; and a personal consultation with Flickerfest director Bronwyn Kidd regarding the marketing and distribution pathways for their project.

The BAS Audience Award for Best Film winner will receive a dinner for two; local sponsor prize; $100; two festival passes to Flickerfest Byron Bay 2010; a Screenworks membership; and a consultation with Flickerfest director Bronwyn Kidd.

Conditions & Entry Forms

Films may originate from any format, but must be entered in DVD format and no more than 30 mins in length. All genres are acceptable for this competition and films are to be completed within two years of the close of entries from residents of Northern Rivers.

The Byron All Shorts screening will be on Saturday afternoon at 5pm with announcement of the winner to the Sunday night Flickerfest screening.

Enquiries: byronallshorts@iQ.org.au or 02 6685 9999 – ENTRIES CLOSED

Food & Drinks Available | BYO cushion | Chairs supplied | Arrive early for best comfort

Tickets: Barebones Artspace (Bangalow-noBF) | All Music and Vision (Byron, Ballina, Lismore.+BF) |& @ door.

Byron All Shorts Major Partner & Country Energy Best Short Film Prize Partner

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