FLiCKERFEST MULLUMBIMBY & BYRON ALL SHORTS 2024

33rd International Short Film Festival

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

Thur 29 Feb – Sat 2 Mar 2024
Mullumbimby Civic Hall

 

PROGRAMME & TIMES

Thursday 29 Feb: doors 7pm- Opening Drinks | films start 8pm- Best Of International Shorts programme $30/$25 conc (+bf)
Ticket includes a tasty snacks & 2 complimentary drinks from Four Pillars Gin, Rosnay Organic Wine, Gage Roads Beer, Matso’s Ginger Beer or Saba Beverages juices/soft drinks.

Friday 1 Mar: 8pm- Best Of Australian Shorts programme, doors 7pm, $18/16 conc (+bf)

Saturday 2 Mar: 2pm- Short Film Panel with Jahvis Loveday & crew of  ‘Djalbuyan Nahra, doors 1.30pm, free

Saturday 2 Mar: 4pm- Byron All Shorts finalist programme & Awards, doors 3pm,$18/16 conc (+bf)

Saturday 2 Mar: 8pm- Short Laughs Comedy programme, doors 7pm, $18/16 conc (+bf)

Season Pass: $65/55 conc (+bf)

TICKETS

BUY ALL TICKETS HERE!

Mullumbimby Civic Hall (Cafe/Bar & Air-conditioned)
Run-time: (approx 110min each session)
Classification: (under 15yrs to be w/adult)

(online sales close 2 hours prior to each session)
Tickets also available at the door (for 1hr before session ‘subject to availability’)

Any general or tickets enquires pls call: 0414 779 881

Flickerfest Cafe
Open daily: 1hr prior to sessions.
Serving delicious cakes, coffee, tea, organic Rosnay wine, Four Pillars Gin, Gage Roads beer, Matso’s Ginger beer & Saba Beverages organic juices/soft drinks.

*Cashless transactions for Tickets at door & Cafe preferred!
– Plenty of parking available

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

Fundraiser: Flickerfest Mullumbimby & Byron All Shorts 2024 is a fund-raiser for the iQ Inc, Crown Land Managers of the Island Quarry Reserve.

Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts is presented with iQ Inc.

ABOUT FLiCKERFEST

Celebrating its 33rd year, Flickerfest, Australia’s only Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA-recognised short film festival, and the country’s largest Australian & International short film competition, screens the best of shorts from Australia and around the globe; ensuring the presentation of A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world.

Flickerfest screened for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach in late January 2024, now selected highlights of the most entertaining and innovative short films from around the world are touring Australia on a 40+ venue national tour from Feb – Oct 2024; with Byron shire being the first screenings after Bondi.

Flickerfest is screening for its 27th year in the Northern Rivers region in 2024 and will celebrate its 31st birthday since the festivals 1st ever screening in Balmain, Sydney back in 1991.

The Flickerfest 2024 tour will take place at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall, screening a smorgasbord of the worlds and Australia’s best shorts over one big weekend handpicked from a record 3,400 entries received from over 100 countries for Flickerfest Bondi.

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

Celebrate amazing independent film-making in Mullumbimby from Thur 29 Feb – Sat 2 Mar 2024.

 

FLiCKERFEST 2024 PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Thursday 29th February

7pm – Opening Night Party

Join us as we celebrate our 26th year in the Northern Rivers to launch our festival of short films in style with a catered opening night party including complimentary tasty snacks & drinks from our partners Rosnay Organic Wines, Gage Roads Beer and Saba Organic Juices/Drinks.
…followed by…

8pm – Best Of International Shorts

Following the Opening Party, Flickerfest is thrilled to present its Best Of International Shorts programme, a selection of film gems from our Academy® qualifying and BAFTA recognised competition in Bondi.
Highlights enjoying their Australian premieres are the delightful Last Days Of Summer from award winning Himalayan filmmaker Shenzin Tangkong, hilarious Swedish comedy on political correctness The Film Might Be White and moving UK drama My Week With Maisy, starring a tear-jerking performance from queen of the stage and screen Joanna Lumley.

Friday 1st March

8pm – Best Of Australian Shorts

Flickerfest is thrilled to celebrate a diverse range of stories from across Australia that celebrate our unique identity and culture with our Best Of Australian Shorts programme, selected from 7 programmes in our Academy® Qualifying competition in Bondi.
Highlights include Cold Water, poignant and memorable with moments of laugh-out-loud humour, it’s staring industry legend Bruce Spence and was the winner of AFTRS Best Original Script at Flickerfest 2024; and there’s the winner of The Panasonic Award For Best Australian Short Film (Academy Qualifying) the stunning choreographic short Yeah The Boys that takes a whimsical, hard but heartfelt look at Australian male drinking culture, beautifully enhanced by a stunning original soundtrack from the Avalanches.

Saturday 2nd March

4pm – Byron All Shorts- Northern Rivers Competition Finalists screening

Also returning is Byron All Shorts, for the 18th 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 105-minute programme which will celebrate an incredible range of themes and stories. Byron All Shorts is judged by an esteemed jury of local Northern Rivers industry practitioners. The awards ceremony will be held 15-20mins after the screening (time to allow the Jury to decide the winners) & will conclude by 7pm.
The finalists programme is listed below.

8pm – Short Laughs Comedy

Enjoy an evening of clever comedy from Australia and across the world with the Short Laughs Comedy programme.
Highlights include the delightfully quirky Irish short Cantata about a man whose life is upended  when his only means to communicate is song  and the delightful UK short Linda by comedian Joe Lycett, about a woman whose tall tales and colorful life seem too good to be true.

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The Flickerfest team – Bronwyn Kidd (Festival Director), Shane Rennie (Production & Tour Manager) – Northern Rivers and Mullumbimby residents are always thrilled, after delivering their 10 day Bondi festival to bring the Flickerfest tour home to their local region and to present the 40 venue national tour across Australia.

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

Check out the Flickerfest 2024 Tour trailer

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

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Sat 2 March: Byron All Shorts Finalists Screening – door 3pm | films 4pm $18/16

Sat 2 March: Byron All Shorts Awards – will be held 30mins after the Byron All Shorts screening & will conclude by 7pm.

Mullumbimby Civic Hall

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ABOUT BYRON ALL SHORTS

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

The Byron All Shorts screens on Saturday 2nd March, with finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes that recognise excellence in short film making.

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

*The awards presentation is on Saturday 2nd Mar, 30mins after the Byron All Shorts screening & will conclude by 7pm.

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2024 – Northern Rivers Short Film Finalists Programme
Runtime: 125min

Waterfalls Of Thought | 4min | Mullumbimby | 2023
Wri/Dir/Prod: OVP & Mullumbimby High School youth
This video is the result of the collaboration between One Vision Productions and Mullumbimby High School to celebrate diversity! What do students with additional needs have to say? How do they sense the world around them? In an epic song and video, they share with the world their uniqueness, thoughts, and connection to water.

River Boy | 5min | Brunswick Heads | 2023
Wri/Dir/Prod: Louise Dwyer | Prod: Phoenix Dwyer
River boy is a journey of the heart of a brave teenage boy overcoming his fears of the river after the impacts of the 2022 February floods in Northern NSW Australia.
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Moments | 6mins | Mullumbimby | 2023
Wri/Dir/Prod: Eliana Rose Mutimer-Korn
Moments is a short documentary about living in the moment, the difference between being present and observing life. the importance of not taking the little things in life for granted.
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These Are The Sounds I Make | 8min | Suffolk Park & Ballina | 2024
Wri/Dir/Prod: Andy Bambach & Suzanne Whiteman
Simi a young woman with disabilities communicates in many different ways from making sounds and gestures to using conversation cards and communication technology.
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Djalbuyan Nahra | 5min | Crabbes Creek | 2023
Wri/Dir/Prod: Jahvis Loveday | Prod: Nahra Loveday
Djalbuyan, meaning little sister in the first nations Dyirbal language follows the story of Nahra. Taken from her community, Nahra returns home to confront past traumas and reconnect with her people, land, and waters after 8 years away.
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Duwarra Wujara | 27min | Eltham & Ocean Shores | 2023
Wri: Dinah Norman a-Marrngawi | Dir/Prod: Brent D McKee, John Bradley | Prod: Fred Leoni
In the time of the Dreaming, the Australian Aboriginal period of creation, two young cousins become Duwarra Wujara, newly initiated young men in the clans of their people. Frustrated and impatient, these two cousins abandon their duties in search of adventure… and mischief.

Coming Home | 7min | Cabbage Tree Island | 2023
Wri/Dir/Prod: OVP & Cabbage Tree Island youth
Witness the resilient community of Cabbage Tree Island visiting their home for the first time since being displaced during the catastrophic floods of 2022. It’s so moving to see children, parents, teachers, and elders come together to express their deep yearning to reclaim their roots on Cabbage Tree Island. Now relocated, yet steadfast in their longing to return home..

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Headland | 4min | Lennox Head | 2023
Wri: June Chute | Dir/Prod: Daniel Elliott
Headland presents a small story of moving to quiet Lennox Head of the early 70s contrasted against the busy and sometimes chaotic visuals of Lennox Head today.
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Coming Home – Stories Of Bandjalang Elders | 24min | Richmond Hill | 2023
Dir/Prod: Karenza Ebejer | Prod: Mitch King
Three Elders from the Bandjalang region near Coraki reminisce about their childhoods growing up at Boxridge Mission as well as their ongoing connection to country.
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Trinket | 2.5min | Mullumbimby | 2023
Wri/Dir/Prod: Alisha Doherty Hough
Trinket explores an apocalyptic Australian landscape from the eyes of a tiny protagonist as she encounters warped & nightmarish creatures, all from the back of an ancient huntsman spider.
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Elephants In The Sky | 9min | Lennox Head | 2023
Wri/Dir/Prod: Natalie Grono
During an outing to a waterfall, Ruby, an eccentric girl, struggles to assimilate with her taunting peers. The arrival of an ethereal outsider, Astrid, provokes mixed emotions for Ruby, leaving her torn between two worlds.
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The First Of Seven | 12min | Byron Bay | 2023
Wri/Dir/Prod: Daniel Gaut
A spiritual being is sent to save planet Earth but things don’t go to plan.
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Love Lockdown | 15min | Mullumbimby | 2023
Wri/Dir/Prod: Nicole Fantl
A darkly twisted love story about lonely people who go to desperate lengths to find love in a disconnected world; and a woman who is finally ready to take control of the narrative of her own reinvention. How far will she go to have the life of her dreams?
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BYRON ALL SHORTS 2024 Awards

The Byron All Shorts screening is on Sat 2nd March, 4pm, shortly followed by the Byron All Shorts Awards presentation which will be held 30mins after the Byron All Shorts screening & will conclude by 7pm.

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

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

 

FLiCKERFEST MULLUMBIMBY & 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

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

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

 

INDUSTRY PRIZE PARTNERS

 

MEDIA SUPPORTERS

 

BEVERAGE SUPPORTERS

 

Byron All Shorts 2024 Call for Entries

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

presented by  Inc.

Byron All Shorts 2024 – Call for Entries Now Open!
Extended Entries Deadline: Wed 17th Jan 2024
Download: Entry form here
Filmmaker Notification Date: Fri 2 Feb 2024

Now in it’s 19th year, Byron All Shorts, celebrates the filmmaking talent of the Northern Rivers region and encourages audiences to experience the many amazing films & local stories that are produced here each year.

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

The best of local short films will screen in the Byron All Shorts finalists programme on Sat 2nd Mar 4pm, with the finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes that recognise excellence in short filmmaking. Prizes & cash to the value of around $3k will be presented for the iQ-Flickerfest Best Short Film Award, the Emerging Talent Award & the Best Short Film Audience Award; recognising the incredible talent in our region.

Byron All Shorts competition is included in Mullum Flickerfest’s 3-day film festival event at Mullumbimby Civic Hall Thur 29th Feb to Sat 2nd Mar 2024, which provides a platform to celebrate, encourage and support local filmmakers to produce and share their stories; alongside the best of shorts films for around the world. Byron All Shorts is a dedicated Northern Rivers short film competition, judged by a team of professional local Northern Rivers film industry members.

Flickerfest International Short Film Festival celebrates its 33rd year in 2024 and is Australia’s only Oscar® Qualifying and BAFTA Qualifying short film festival. Since 1999, Flickerfest has been bringing its unique programmes of award-winning Australian and international shorts to the Byron region, hosted by iQ Inc. (program details coming soon @flickerfest)

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

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

Extended Entries Deadline: Wed 17th Jan 2024 – download Byron All Shorts 2024 entry form here | call 0414 779 881 for enquiries.

Byron All Shorts Finalists Screening: Sat 2nd Mar – door 3pm | films 4pm
followed by the,
Byron All Shorts Awards: 
Sat 2nd Mar – door 6.30pm | (30mims after the finalists screening)

Location: Mullumbimby Civic Hall – 55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby

Festival Partners:
Flickerfest, Avid Software, SAE Creative Media Institute, In Your Face Productions, Screenworks, Rosnay Organic Wines, Gage Roads Brew Co, Four Pillars Gin & Saba Beverages.

Check out past years Finalists & Awards here.

View some of the past years Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts pics here.
BAS-FF Filmstrip

 

 

THIS EVENT IS A FUNDRAISER FOR iQ INC & THE ISLAND QUARRY RESERVE.

16th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening

Another fab fundraiser presented by Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc
Tuesday 4th July, 6.30pm

This event is a fundraiser iQ Inc & Flickerfest organise for the Arakwal Corporation & is supported by The Byron Theatre.

The Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc are thrilled to present their annual evening of inspiring aboriginal storytelling celebrating NAIDOC Week 2023 and this year’s theme ‘For Our Elders’.

This year’s programme of Flickerfest favourites is curated from the recent Flickerfest Academy® qualifying Australian competition and will take you on a special journey with some incredibly strong and powerful stories, who’s compelling voices will inspire, move and delight.

The filmmakers and film creatives featuring in the 16th Arakwal NAIDOC week screening are some of the leading lights in indigenous film today, blazing brightly on Australian screens and stage.

The programme features 9 multi award winning short films with highlights including the timely and insightful ‘Bangay Lore’, awarded Special Mention Of The Jury at Flickerfest 2023, shot in Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay by award-winning local First Nations Filmmaker Jahvis Loveday, the Tjanpi Desert Weavers delightful animations ‘Kukaputju (The Hunter)’ a story told in the language of Pitjantjatjara, as an Aṉangu elder gives a beautifully expressive account of a day hunting in the bush and ‘Tangki (Donkey)’ where three Anangu women of different generations recount how donkeys came to be well loved in their desert communities of the APY Lands before modern things like cars.

Further highlights include ‘Bunker: The Last Fleet’ a futuristic First Nations sci-fi set in 2057 written, co produced and starring acclaimed actor Natasha Waganeen (Rabbit Proof Fence, Limbo) and ‘Katele (Mudskipper)’ a stunning Torres Strait Island film about a women longing for her Island home, winner of Best Australian Short Film at Flickerfest 2023 by acclaimed First Nations filmmakers John Harvey and Gillian Moody, starring Bangarra talents Elma Kris, alongside Waangenga Blanco, who lives in Byron Bay.

A local Arakwal Traditional Custodian will welcome us all to Country on the night.

Come along & enjoy these unique stories from incredible First Nations filmmakers championing Aboriginal voices through this year’s NAIDOC theme; ‘For Our Elders’ & support the celebration of Aboriginal culture during NAIDOC Week.

Tickets also available at door – ‘subject to availability’: $17/$15 conc (+bf)
Book early – Don’t miss out!

More info: 0414 779881

16th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Indigenous Spotlight Shorts programme – 107min

View the Arakwal NAIDOC Week Screening 2023 sizzle reel here

Download Arakwal NAIDOC Week Screening 2023 programme PDF here

FLiCKERFEST 2023 Indigenous Spotlight programme

The Dress | 6m | 2022
Wri: Gaye Kennedy | Dir/Prod: Lliane Clarke | Prod: Kaye Tucker, Laura Patinkin, Sally Paradis
The Annual Debutante Ball is a big deal in First Nations Australian Aboriginal communities. When Pa reveals a secret on top of the wardrobe, a young girl’s dream is fulfilled.

Bangay Lore | 15m | 2022
Wri/Dir/Prod: Jahvis Loveday | Dir/Prod: Kiahma O’donovan
Baŋgay Lore, meaning spear in the Dyirabal language of Far North QLD, showcases how aboriginal culture is perceived when it is performed on stage, and when it is expressed in everyday society. Exploring limitations wrongly placed on the expression of aboriginal culture, it follows the journey of a young aboriginal dancer as he struggles with acceptance of his culture outside of the theatre.

Tangki (Donkey) | 6m | 2022
Dir: Jonathan Daw | Cultural Director: Tjunkaya Tapaya | Producer: Michelle Young, Tjanpi Desert Weavers
Three Anangu women recount how donkeys came to be well loved in their desert community in the time before modern things like cars existed.

Bunker: The Last Fleet | 14m | 2022
Wri/Dir/Prod: Rowan Pullen, Stephen Potter | Wri/Prod: Natasha Wanganeen
The year is 2057. For six years the extra-terrestrial invaders have occupied our world. The harvest of humankind has begun. When they arrived, everything was lost. For Tjarra and Reo, hope, it seems, is hard to find in the midst of a storm.

Katele (Mudskipper) | 14m | 2022
Wri/Dir: John Harvey | Wri: Walter Waia | Prod: Gillian Moody
Martha, a Torres Strait Islander woman works tirelessly in a laundromat loading machines and folding washing, ready for the collection of her boss. When a mysterious visitor arrives, Martha is reminded of the life she has left behind.

Kukaputju (The Hunter) | 6m | 2022
Dir: Jonathan Daw | Cultural Director: Yanyangkari Roma Butler | Prod: Michelle Young, Tjanpi Desert Weavers
Yanyangkari and her clever dog, Kungka, go hunting in the bush. What they catch surprises and delights them and their companions.

Generations Of Men | 15m | 2022
Wri: Aunty Nicky Hatfield, Margaret Hornagold | Dir: Joanna Joy | Prod: Elizabeth Simard, Lelarnie Hatfield-Yasso
In pre-federation Australia, a young girl travelling to the Queensland bush is forced to witness the terrifying yet powerful potential of the female body. starring Brenna Harding

Wirnitj | 15m | 2022
Wri/Dir: Karla Hart | Prod: Komixx Entertainment- Amanda Morrison, Roslyn Park, Lucy Verity
Based on the real-life experiences of Noongar Elder Aden Eades, Wirintj, retells the supernatural phenomena of stones raining from the sky. Teenager Aden & his Whadjella best friend Steven are working the camp when the arrival of mysterious and beautiful Joyce marks the beginning of extraordinary events.

The Fritz | 16m | 2022
Wri/Dir: Conor Mercury | Prod: Morgan Wright
Arriving at a party after being hit by a meteor, a nervous man (Trevor Jamieson) seeks to confront his brothers about their tumultuous past, but things don’t quite go according to plan. Also featuring Clarence Ryan and Kamahl.

 

Total Runtime: 107 mins

 

 

 

FLiCKERFEST BANGALOW & BYRON ALL SHORTS 2023

32nd International Short Film Festival

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

Thur 16 – Sat 18 February 2023
A&i Hall, Bangalow.

 

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BYRON ALL SHORTS 2023 AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT

Yan & Cheyenne Alonso for GloryiQ & FLiCKERFEST – JURY AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM
‘СЛАВА (Glory)’
Dir/Prod: Yan | Prod: Cheyenne Alonso (Mullumbimby)
$250 AUD, Avid Media Composer Software (value over $1,300)

Hadley Perkins for MurphedSAE CREATIVE MEDIA INSTITUTE – JURY AWARD for EMERGING TALENT
‘Murphed’
Wri/Dir/Prod: Hadley Perkins | Prod: Rhian Baker (Skinners Shoot)
$250 AUD, 1/2 day In Your Face Productions edit or film shoot

Susanna Freymark & Jimmy Malecki for Tinnie HeroesiQ & FLiCKERFEST – AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM
‘Tinnie Heroes’
Wri/Dir/Prod: Susanna Freymark | Dir: Jimmy Malecki (Woodburn)
$250 AUD, 1/2 day In Your Face Productions edit or film shoot

Rangimarie Ferguson & Andy Bowles for ScriptedJURY SPECIAL MENTION FOR YOUTH FILMMAKING
‘Scripted’
Wri/Dir/Prod: One Vision Productions & Mullumbimby youth

 

*All award winners also receive a 1yr Screenworks Membership & Season Pass+1 to Flickerfest 2024.

PROGRAMME & TIMES

Thursday 16 Feb: doors 7pm- Opening Drinks | films start 8pm- Best Of International Shorts programme $30/$25 conc (+bf)
Tasty snacks & complimentary drinks from Rosnay Organic wine, Gage Roads beer, PS Organic juices

Friday 17 Feb: 8pm- Best Of Australian Shorts programme, doors 7pm, $18/16 conc (+bf)

Saturday 18 Feb: 4pm- Byron All Shorts Film Festival finalist programme & Awards, doors 3pm, $18/16 conc (+bf)

Saturday 18 Feb: 8pm- Short Laughs Comedy programme, doors 7pm, $18/16 conc (+bf)

Season Pass: $65/55 conc (+bf)

TICKETS

BUY ALL TICKETS HERE!

Bangalow A&i Hall is Air-conditioned
Run-time: (approx 110min each session)
Classification: (under 15yrs to be w/adult)

(online sales close 1 hour prior to each session)
Tickets also available at the door.

Any general or tickets enquires pls call: 0414 779 881

Flickerfest Cafe
Open daily: 1hr prior to sessions.
Serving delicious cakes, coffee, tea, organic Rosnay wine, Gage Roads beer & PS Organic drinks.

*Cashless transactions for Tickets at door & Cafe!
– Parking available in the Showgrounds

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

Fundraiser: Flickerfest Bangalow & Byron All Shorts 2023 is a fund-raiser for the Island Quarry Reserve.

Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts is presented with iQ Inc.

 

ABOUT FLiCKERFEST

Celebrating its 32nd year, Flickerfest, Australia’s only Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA-recognised short film festival, and the country’s largest Australian & International short film competition, screens the best of shorts from Australia and around the globe; ensuring the presentation of A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world.

Flickerfest screened for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach in late January 2022, now selected highlights of the most entertaining and innovative short films from around the world are touring Australia on a 50+ venue national tour from Feb – Oct 2023; with Byron shire being the first screenings after Bondi.

Flickerfest is screening for its 26th year in the Northern Rivers region in 2023 and will celebrate its 31st birthday since the festivals 1st ever screening in Balmain, Sydney back in 1991.

The Flickerfest 2023 tour will take place at the A&i Hall, screening a smorgasbord of the worlds and Australia’s best shorts over one big weekend handpicked from a record 3,200 entries received from over 100 countries for Flickerfest Bondi.

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

Celebrate amazing independent film-making in Bangalow from Thur 16 – Sat 18 Feb 2023.

 

FLiCKERFEST 2023 PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Thursday 16th February

7pm – Opening Night Party

Join us as we celebrate our 26th year in the Northern Rivers to launch our festival of short films in style with a catered opening night party including complimentary tasty snacks & drinks from our partners Rosnay Organic Wines, Gage Roads Beer and Parkers Organic Juices.
…followed by…

8pm – Best Of International Shorts

Following the Opening Party, Flickerfest is thrilled to present its Best Of International Shorts programme, a selection of film gems from our Academy® qualifying and BAFTA recognised competition in Bondi.
Programme & highlights include: a host of international highlights enjoying their Australian premieres are the Danish Academy-Award winning team Kim Magnusson and Anders Walter, who share their masterful filmmaking on a journey through the vast Greenlandic landscape in their powerful new drama IVALU, & the delightful and surprising Canadian animation based on a true story, The Flying Sailor, which were both this week nominated for the 2023 Oscars.

 

Friday 17th February

8pm – Best Of Australian Shorts

Flickerfest is thrilled to celebrate a diverse range of stories from across Australia that celebrate our unique identity and culture with our Best Of Australian Shorts programme, selected from 7 programmes in our Academy® Qualifying competition in Bondi.
Programme & highlights: a Northern Rivers short Six Of One starring Isabel Lucas (Transformers, Bosch & Rocket) written and directed by Minka Bleakley and The Fritz, starring Trevor Jamieson (Storm Boy).  Also include are Flickerfest 2023 awarded Katele (Mudskipper) a film about longing for home set in Saibai Island, Torres Strait, winner of the Academy qualifying Best Australian Short Film; and the moving animationTeacups winner of Best Australian Animated Short Film at Flickerfest 2023.

 

Saturday 18th February

4pm – Byron All Shorts- Northern Rivers Competition Finalists screening

Also returning is Byron All Shorts, for the 18th 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 105-minute programme which will celebrate an incredible range of themes and stories. Byron All Shorts is judged by an esteemed jury of local Northern Rivers industry practitioners. The awards ceremony will be held 15-20mins after the screening (time to allow the Jury to decide the winners) & will conclude by 7pm.
The finalists programme is listed below.

8pm – Short Laughs Comedy

Enjoy an evening of clever comedy from Australia and across the world with the Short Laughs Comedy programme.
Programme & highlights include: the delightfully quirky French comedy romance, Born to Cry where a man confronts his fears and gets the girl alongside an incredible band of followers’  and the stunning Australian animation An Ostrich Told Me The World Is Fake And I Think I Believe It also just nominated for an Oscar in the Short Animation Category.

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The Flickerfest team – Bronwyn Kidd (Festival Director), Shane Rennie (Production & Tour Manager) – Northern Rivers and Mullumbimby residents are always thrilled, after delivering their 10 day Bondi festival to bring the Flickerfest tour home to their local region and to present the 50 venue national tour across Australia.

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

Check out the Flickerfest 2023 Tour trailer

We are thrilled to share our official Flickerfest 2023 Tour trailer, celebrating yet another ode to an iconic film, ‘The Castle’. Rob Stitch’s classic celebrates 25 years this year as one of the most beloved Australian feature films of all time.

The Castle tells the story of a working class family from Melbourne who fight city hall after being told they must allow for infrastructural expansion. Now, 25 years on, the Flickerfest 2023 trailer presents our very own take on this classic story of family, home and the pressures of development in today’s time – with a nod to the successful community battle to save our Flickerfest home, the Bondi Pavilion, from privatisation.

Written and directed by Flickerfest alumni, Megan Smart (Wakefield, Peter Rabbit, Breathe) and co-written by George Pullar (Barons, A Place to Call Home), both of whom showcased their exceptional talents behind the camera in their delightful black comedy Stonefish, a world premiere at Flickerfest 2022.

We are excited to see this talented cast and crew bring their unique take to The Castle, a film that has carved its own unique place in the Australian imagination.

Our 2023 trailer was made possible by some incredible supporters including The Solid State, Spectrum Films, Digital City Studios, Panavision Sydney, Bullant Productions, Church Street Studios, Chicken and Chips Casting and Waverley Council.

Flickerfest 2023- celebrating 32 years!
‘It’s Great Short Films, It’s On Tour, It’s The Vibe!’

#flickerfest2023

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

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Sat 18 February: Byron All Shorts Finalists Screening – door 3pm | films 4pm $18/16

Sat 18 February: Byron All Shorts Awards – will be held 30mins after the Byron All Shorts screening & will conclude by 7pm.

A&i Hall, Bangalow

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ABOUT BYRON ALL SHORTS

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

The Byron All Shorts screens on Saturday 18th February, with finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes that recognise excellence in short film making.

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

*The awards presentation is on Saturday 18th Feb, 30mins after the Byron All Shorts screening & will conclude by 7pm.

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2023 – Northern Rivers Short Film Finalists Programme – Runtime: 128min

No Matter What still 1920wNo Matter What | 4.5m | Lismore/Goonellabah| 2022
Wri/Dir/Prod: OVP & local youth
One Vision Productions unites with South Lismore Public School to highlight their plights through the floods, and how they rose up together… No matter what!

Scripted | 5m | Mullumbimby | 2022
Wri/Dir/Prod: OVP & local youth
In conjunction with Flickerfest, One Vision Productions brings it’s Spring Holiday Youth Program, highlighting the youth’s most critical current issue, and their transcendence beyond their recent troubled time.

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The Bush Warbler | 3 mins | Mullumbimby | 2022 | Australian Premiere
Wri/Dir/Prod: Alison Leonard
This experimental hybrid of stop-motion animation, still photographs and video imagery is inspired by Basho’s haiku, ‘The Bush Warbler’.
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Wired | 10min | Lismore | 2022 | World Premiere
Wri/Dir/Prod: Jasper Sharpe
A slave to his technology, Raf (Hadley Perkins) is hard wired into the system, life seems repetitive and lackluster, but today something is different…
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Murphed | 9m | Skinners Shoot | 2022
Wri/Dir/Prod: Hadley Perkins | Prod: Rhian Baker
Murphy is on an open road adventure with his love, Murphette, when he finds himself drawn into an infinite pursuit in order to fix his broken down bus. The road is paved, the future is in sight and it’s a race to the finish line.

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СЛАВА (Glory) | 10m | Mullumbimby | 2022 | Australian Premiere
Dir/Prod: Yan | Prod: Cheyenne Alonso
СЛАВА, pronounced ‘Slava’ means Glory in Ukrainian. This series of mini documentary interviews, highlight the horrific nature of the invasion in Ukraine. It’s a powerful glimpse into the lives of those affected by this war. Ultimately it highlights the gloriousness of Ukraines people, it’s culture and shows strength of its people. Glory to Ukraine, to it’s people, to it’s allies and friends. To those who have lost their lives. To those who have lost someone they loved. To the women, children and men affected by this war, by all wars. Glory and Peace on Earth.

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Tinnie Heroes | 19.5m | Woodburn| 2023 | World Premiere
Wri/Dir/Prod: Susanna Freymark | Dir: Jimmy Malecki
A short film that is big on bravery. In the Northern Rivers flood of 2022 locals jumped into their boats to rescue people stranded in floodwaters. This film is a tribute to those tinnie heroes.

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Leave It In The Ground | 4m | The Channon | 2022 | World Premiere
Dir: David Lowe | Prod: Cloudcatcher Media (David Lowe, Eve Jeffery, Luke Vassella)
An extract from the forthcoming multi-screen epic ‘Confusing Them With Our Joy’, this short film features the first person to be arrested trying to stop CSG in the Northern Rivers, Davey Bob Ramsey, performing his great song ‘Leave it in the Ground’ at the Doubtful Creek blockade. Includes footage from the multi-year campaign which culminated at Bentley.

Intermission..

The Rodent still 1920wThe Rodent | 3m | Byron Bay | 2021
Wri/Dir/Prod: Andy Bowles | Wri: Dylan Laylor
The Rodent is a wacky, fantasy, adventure story about a cyber girl in a neo – underworld who embarks on an unusual quest to solve a riddle given to her by an alley rat…
But should she trust him…?

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Frank Daft In NZ | 4m | Murwillumbah | 2021 | Northern Rivers Premiere
Wri/Dir/Prod: Clint Cure
An interview with Australian Film Maker Frank Daft and his encounter with New Zealand customs officials.
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Six Of One | 16m | Tyagarah/Mullumbimby | 2022 | Northern Rivers Premiere
Wri/Dir: Minka Bleakley | Prod: Yan & Isobel Jones
When a young mother is overwhelmed by her new responsibilities, she takes off from her rural-suburban home, leaving her hard-partying husband to pick up the pieces.
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The Crossing Project | 23m | Kyogle | 2022 | Australian Festival Premiere
Dir: Paul Shields | Prod: Paul Shields, Paul Daley, Jenny Fraser
The Crossing Project features creative responses from local writers about the many waterways and the old wooden bridges criss-crossing the Northern Rivers of Bundjalung Country.

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Bangay Lore | 15m | Crabbes Creek/Mullumbimby | 2022 | Northern Rivers Premiere
Wri/Dir/Prod: Jahvis Loveday | Dir/Prod: Kiahma O’donovan
Baŋgay Lore, meaning spear in the Dyirabal language of Far North QLD, showcases how aboriginal culture is perceived when it is performed on stage, and when it is expressed in everyday society. Exploring limitations wrongly placed on the expression of aboriginal culture, it follows the journey of a young aboriginal dancer as he struggles with acceptance of his culture outside of the theatre.

Zebra At Bently still 1920wZebra At Bentley | 11.5m |The Channon | 2023 | World Premiere
Dir: David Lowe | Prod: Cloudcatcher Media
A bonus from the forthcoming multi-screen epic ‘Confusing Them With Our Joy’, this short film captures a joyous musical moment when a constellation of musical stars appeared at the Bentley blockade, and played an unauthorised show beside the highway.

 

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2023 Awards

The Byron All Shorts screening is on Sat 18th February, 4pm, shortly followed by the Byron All Shorts Awards presentation which will be held 30mins after the Byron All Shorts screening & will conclude by 7pm.

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

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

Lisa O'Meara headshotLisa O’Meara is CEO for Screenworks and has lived and worked in the Northern Rivers, supporting regional screen practitioners for more than 16 years. Prior to this, Lisa designed national and international strategies to take a broad range of screen productions and games to buyers, audiences and consumers. She launched the SBS TV series Under the Skin (Tony Ayres, Belinda Chayko) and the Network Nine children’s series Spellbinder (Ron Saunders) to national audiences and international markets. She designed national distribution strategies for games including Diabolo (Blizzard) Riven (Broderbund) as well as launching the Disney, Barbie and Hasbro CD rom brands in Australia. Her roles have included Marketing Executive at Screen Australia, Marketing Manager at Tech Pacific, Programs and Operations Manager at Screenworks and National Manager for Careers and Enterprise at SAE Creative Media Insitute. Lisa is a committed advocate for regional screen practitioners.

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Nicole Sullivan was awarded the 2019 Regional Producer Elevator Program supported by Screenworks, Create NSW and Screen Producers Australia and has worked across many roles in the creative sector across a wide range of platforms and is now a Production Executive with Tilt Media & Entertainment.   A passionate storyteller, Nicole has written, produced and directed.  Her micro documentary, Jazmin has been screened globally, receiving a judges special mention in the Byron Bay All Shorts (part of the Flickerfest schedule), A Commended Best Documentary Award at the  Women of Fifty Film Festival 2022 (UK).  Screened at the Melbourne Queer Festival 2022 and has just been officially selected for Queer Screen’s 30th Mardi Gras Film Festival, 2023.

Bronwyn Kidd headshotBronwyn Kidd is the director of Flickerfest since 1998, Bronwyn has curated hundreds of short film programmes for both the festival, its national touring programme and many other international film festivals including The London Australian Film Festival at The Barbican. Since 2002 she has been one of the management committee members and key organisers of the International Short Film Conference [ISFC], the international body that advises on short films festivals and protocol throughout the world. Bronwyn has participated on the jury of many respected short film competitions internationally including the World Wide Short Film Festival Toronto Canada, Grimstad Norway and the International Short Film Festival of Drama Greece. In 2002 Bronwyn founded the Flickerfest Short Film Bureau to distribute Australian short films internationally. The Flickerfest Short film Bureau now represents over 200 of Australia’s best shorts and has successfully made many sales to all known territories and broadcasters and platforms buying shorts worldwide. Bronwyn has successfully Executive Produced 3 series of Flickerfest On Extra a short film programme dedicated to Australian short film including all online content across websites and other cross platform portals.

 

FLiCKERFEST BANGALOW & 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 Creative Media Institute – Creative Media Partner & Cash Prize Partner (Jury Award for Emerging Talent)

 

INDUSTRY PRIZE PARTNERS

 


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MEDIA SUPPORTERS

BayFM

Byron Echo

 

BEVERAGE SUPPORTERS

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Byron All Shorts 2023 Call for Entries

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

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Byron All Shorts 2023 – Call for Entries Now Open – Deadline Extended!
Entries Deadline: Mon 16th Jan 2023
Download: Entry form here
Filmmaker Notification Date: Fri 27 Jan 2023

Now in it’s 18th year, Byron All Shorts, celebrates the filmmaking talent of the Northern Rivers region and encourages audiences to experience the many amazing films & local stories that are produced here each year.

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

The best of local short films will screen in the Byron All Shorts finalists programme on Sat 18th Feb 4pm, with the finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes that recognise excellence in short filmmaking. Prizes & cash to the value of around $3k will be presented for the iQ-Flickerfest Best Short Film Award, the Emerging Talent Award & the Best Short Film Audience Award; recognising the incredible talent in our region.

Byron All Shorts competition is included in Bangalow Flickerfest’s 3-day film festival event at Bangalow A&i Hall Thur 16th Feb to Sat 18th Feb 2023, which provides a platform to celebrate, encourage and support local filmmakers to produce and share their stories; alongside the best of shorts films for around the world. Byron All Shorts is a dedicated Northern Rivers short film competition, judged by a team of professional local Northern Rivers film industry members.

Flickerfest International Short Film Festival celebrates its 32nd year in 2023 and is Australia’s only Oscar® Qualifying and BAFTA Qualifying short film festival. Since 1999, Flickerfest has been bringing its unique programmes of award-winning Australian and international shorts to the Byron region, hosted by iQ Inc. (program details coming soon @flickerfest)

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

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

Entries Deadline: Mon 16th Jan 2023 – download Byron All Shorts 2023 entry form here | call 0414 779 881 for enquiries.

Byron All Shorts Finalists Screening: Sat 18th Feb – door 3pm | films 4pm
followed by the,
Byron All Shorts Awards: 
Sat 18th Feb – door 6.30pm | (30mims after the finalists screening)

Location: Bangalow A&i Hall – 3 Station St, Bangalow

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

Check out past years Finalists & Awards here.

View some of the past years Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts pics here.
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15th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening

Presented by Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc
Tuesday 5th July, 6.30pm

at the Byron Theatre

The Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc are thrilled to present their annual evening of inspiring aboriginal storytelling celebrating NAIDOC Week 2022 and this year’s theme ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’

This year’s programme of Flickerfest favourites is curated from the recent Flickerfest Academy® qualifying Australian competition and will take you on a special journey with some incredibly strong and powerful stories, who’s compelling voices will inspire, move and delight.

The filmmakers and film creatives featuring in the 15th Arakwal NAIDOC week screening are some of the leading lights in indigenous film today, blazing brightly on Australian screens and stage.

The programme features 10-multi award winning short films with highlights including the moving and insightful ‘Strange Country’, winner of Best Cinematography at Flickerfest 2022, produced and shot by award-winning Aboriginal cinematographer Tyson Perkins, starring acclaimed actor Hunter Page-Lochard, the delightful animation ‘Jarli’ about a young First Nations girl in outback Australia who dreams of flying to the stars co-written by Casino Bundjalung man Jon Bell, the delightful ‘Shiny One’ from writer /director Viviana Petyarre, an Alyawarre filmmaker from Utopia in the Northern Territory and award winning producer Tanith Glynn Maloney’s first film as writer/ director ‘Finding Jedda’ based on the original auditions for the role in 1953 and a tribute the original ‘Jedda’ star the late Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM.

A local Arakwal Traditional Custodian will welcome us all to Country on the night.

Come along & enjoy these unique stories from incredible First Nations filmmakers championing Aboriginal voices through this year’s NAIDOC theme; ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’ & support the celebration of Aboriginal culture during NAIDOC Week.

A fundraiser for the Arakwal Corporation & supported by the Indigenous Coordination Centre & sponsored by The Byron Theatre.

Buy Tickets here: on the Byron Theatre What’s On page or at the Byron Theatre
Tickets also available at door – ‘subject to availability’: $17/$15 con
Book early – Don’t miss out!
Purchase by 30June to redeem Discovery vouchers.

More info: 0414 779881

15th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Short Films Screening Programme – 98min

View the Arakwal NAIDOC Week Screening 2022 sizzle reel here

Download Arakwal NAIDOC Week Screening 2022 programme PDF here

FLiCKERFEST 2022 Indigenous Spotlight programme

Wanmari still 1920w (NAIDOC 2022)Wanmari / 4min / 2021
Wri: Karen Rogers | Dir: Jake Duczynski | Prod: Courtney Collins
A Ngalakgan woman from Ngukurr, NT, just wants to catch a nailfish at her favourite fishing spot, Wanmari. But her family are thwarting her plans. When she sees an eagle, her grandfather’s dreaming, she remembers to use the knowledge she has of Country & soon, good luck comes her way.

Good Night still 1920w (NAIDOC 2022)Good Night / 8min / 2021
Wri/Dir: David Vincent Smith | Prod: Kate Separovich
A busy sound engineer (Clarence Ryan) accepts a last-minute recording job from a stranger (Caroline Brazier) instead of heading home to his family & is deeply affected by the song he’s recording.

Finding Jedda still 1920w (NAIDOC 2022)Finding Jedda / 8min / 2021
Wri/Dir/Prod: Tanith Glynn-Maloney
At St Mary’s Anglican Home, Alice Springs, 1953, two best friends go head to head auditioning for the lead role in a movie, & face the prospect of leaving the Home for good.

Jarli still 1920w (NAIDOC 2022)Jarli / 8min / 2021
Wri: Jon Bell, Andrew Dillon, Erica Harrison | Dir: Chantelle Murray, Simon Rippingale | Prod: Ryan Greaves
Jarli Jones, a young First Nations girl in outback Australia, dreams of flying to the stars and sets out on an adventure to do just that.

Lifeblood still 1920w (NAIDOC 2022)Lifeblood / 19min / 2021
Wri/Dir/Prod: Nicholas Tory | Prod: Jonathan Nix, Aunty Dot Martin, Phil Sullivan
A stunning exploration of Bourke Shire’s landscape, First Nations history and folklore that brings to our attention the resilience of the natural environment and the land’s inhabitants.

Strange Country still 1920w (NAIDOC 2022)Strange Country / 15min / 2021
Wri/Dir/Prod: Rhys Day | Prod: Tyson Perkins
Strange Country is a tale about ancient spirits that inhabit a far remote corner of Australia’s wilderness, and the people they choose for special tasks to protect the land from those that wish to steal from it for personal gain.

Sunnies still 1920w (NAIDOC 2022)Sunnies / 11min / 2020
Wri/Dir: Ismail Khan | Prod: Skye Leon
After roaming the streets of his neighbourhood one morning, Malcolm, a troubled and somewhat delinquent teen, decides to steal a pair of sunglasses from the local shops – an act that is later revealed to be part of a much bigger plan.

Tooly still 1920w (NAIDOC 2022)Tooly / 10min / 2021
Wri/Dir: Karla Hart | Producer: Cody Greenwood
A young indigenous girl struggling to engage with her culture learns of Tooly, the sign of an impending death in the family.

Shiny One still 1920w (NAIDOC 2022)Shiny One / 10min / 2021
Wri/Dir: Viviana Petyarre | Prod: Tanith Glynn-Maloney
A young man dreams of escaping his bush community and finding riches, but soon learns that wealth comes in many forms.

Jacky Jacky The Helicopter Pilot still 1920w (NAIDOC 2022)Jacky Jacky The Hellicopter Pilot / 4min / 2021
Wri: James Schultz | Dir: Rodney Stratton | Prod: Sue Hanson
Jacky Jacky is jack of all trades on a station near Norseman, WA. The best mustered around! That is, until the helicopter arrives. This fun Aboriginal joke provides a giggle!

Total Runtime: 98 mins

 

 

 

FLiCKERFEST BANGALOW & BYRON ALL SHORTS 2022

31st International Short Film Festival

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

Thu 31 March – Sat 2 April 2022
A&i Hall, Bangalow.

*Flood Recovery Fundraiser*

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BYRON ALL SHORTS 2022 AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT

iQ & FLiCKERFEST – JURY AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM
‘The Rise’
Wri/Dir/Prod: Gus Goozee (Byron Bay)
$250 AUD, Avid Media Composer Software (value over $1,300)

Jury Special Mention
‘Jazmin’
Wri/Dir/Prod: Nicole Sullivan (Clunes)

Jury Special Mention
‘Tribe’
Wri/Dir/Prod: Simon Adams (Nimbin)

SAE CREATIVE MEDIA INSTITUTE – JURY AWARD for EMERGING TALENT
‘The Lighthouse’
Wri/Dir/Prod: Tomas Bardino Lynch (Ewingsdale)
$250 AUD, 1/2 day In Your Face Productions edit or film shoot

iQ & FLiCKERFEST – JURY AWARD for BEST YOUTH/SCHOOLS  SHORT FILM
‘The Rock Pool Waltz’

Wri/Dir/Prod: Marlon Denning (Lennox Head)
$100 AUD, 1/2 day In Your Face Productions edit or film shoot

iQ & FLiCKERFEST – AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM
‘The Rise’
Wri/Prod/Prod: Gus Goozee (Byron Bay)
$250 AUD, 1/2 day In Your Face Productions edit or film shoot

*All award winners also receive a 1yr Screenworks Membership & Season Pass+1 to Mullum Flickerfest 2023.

 

FLiCKERFEST 2022 – 31st INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
and BYRON ALL SHORTS Northern Rivers Short Film Comp

PROGRAMME, TIMES & TICKETS

Thursday 31 Mar: doors 7pm- Opening Drinks | films start 8pm- Best Of International Shorts programme $25/22 conc (+bf)
Tasty Yaman snack & complimentary drinks from Rosnay Organic wine, Gage Roads beer, PS Organic juices

Friday 1 Apr: 8pm- Best Of Australian Shorts programme, doors 7pm, $17/15 conc (+bf)

Saturday 2 Apr: 4pm- Byron All Shorts finalist programme & Awards, doors 3pm, $17/15 conc (+bf)

Saturday 2 Apr: 8pm- Short Laughs Comedy programme, doors 7pm, $17/15 conc (+bf)

Season Pass: $60/50 conc (+bf)

BUY TICKETS HERE!

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

(online sales close 1 hour prior to each session)
Tickets also available at the door.

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

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

*Cashless transactions for Tickets at door & Cafe (*only)!
– Parking available in the Showgrounds

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

Flood Recovery Fundraiser: Flickerfest Bangalow & Byron All Shorts 2022 is a fund-raiser for local flood recovery for the Koori Mail’s rebuild and recovery of many indigenous families throughout the Bundjalung nation and the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood centres local rebuild and recovery initiatives. 100% of profits from ticket sales across the weekend will be shared between these organisations.

Flickerfest & Byron All Shorts is presented with iQ Inc.

 

ABOUT FLiCKERFEST

Celebrating its 31st year, Flickerfest, Australia’s only Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA-recognised short film festival, and the country’s largest Australian & International short film competition, screens the best of shorts from Australia and around the globe; ensuring the presentation of A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world.

Flickerfest screened for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach in late January 2022, now selected highlights of the most entertaining and innovative short films from around the world are touring Australia on a 50+ venue national tour from Feb – Oct 2022; with Byron shire being the first screenings after Bondi.

Flickerfest is screening for its 25th year in the Northern Rivers region in 2022 and will celebrate its 31st birthday since the festivals 1st ever screening in Balmain, Sydney back in 1991.

The Flickerfest 2022 tour will take place at the A&i Hall, screening a smorgasbord of the worlds and Australia’s best shorts over one big weekend handpicked from a record 3,200 entries received from over 100 countries for Flickerfest Bondi.

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

Celebrate amazing independent film-making in Bangalow from Thur 31 Mar – Sat 2 Apr 2022.

 

FLiCKERFEST 2022 PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Thursday 31st March

7pm – Opening Night Party

Join us as we celebrate our 25th year in the Northern Rivers to launch our festival of short films in style with a catered opening night party including complimentary tasty snacks & drinks from our partners Rosnay Organic Wines, Gage Roads Beer and Parkers Organic Juices.
…followed by…

8pm – Best Of International Shorts

Following the Opening Party, Flickerfest is thrilled to present its Best Of International Shorts programme, a selection of film gems from our Academy® qualifying and BAFTA recognised competition in Bondi.
Programme & highlights include: the delightful New Zealand comedy Space Invader that tells the story of young Max who loves three things, hanging out with his dad who’s his best mate, Star Wars and baked beans and the delightful and heart warming UK drama Roy, where a reclusive widower Roy (BAFTA winner David Bradley, Broadchurch, Harry Potter) passes his days cold calling strangers until a chance meeting with a young woman Cara (Oscar winner Rachel Shelton) see an unlikely friendship forged.

Friday 1st April

8pm – Best Of Australian Shorts

Flickerfest is thrilled to celebrate a diverse range of stories from across Australia that celebrate our unique identity and culture with our Best Of Australian Shorts programme, selected from 7 programmes in our Academy® Qualifying competition in Bondi.
Programme & highlights: the intimate and moving surf drama Beautiful They, by local director Cloudy Rhodes, who grew up in Mullumbimby and now lives in Lennox Head, finely crafted thriller Run South produced by and starring Possum Creek resident Paul Henri, who grew up in the area, and sibling drama You And Me Before And After starring Yael Stone (Orange Is The New Black) and Emily Barclay (Baby Teeth), produced by Liam Heyen, who grew up in Myocum, These locally connected shorts screen alongside other Flickerfest favourites, including quirky black space comedy The Home Team starring comedy legend Paul McDermott and acclaimed actress Tara Morice (Strictly Ballroom).

Saturday 2nd April

4pm – Byron All Shorts- Northern Rivers Competition Finalists screening

Also returning is Byron All Shorts, for the 17th 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 105-minute programme which will celebrate an incredible range of themes and stories. Byron All Shorts is judged by an esteemed jury of local Northern Rivers industry practitioners. The awards ceremony will be held 15-20mins after the screening (time to allow the Jury to decide the winners) & will conclude by 7pm.
Programme & highlights: local director Luca Fox’s moving story about two brothers You Know How He Is shot in Mullumbimby and starring a cast of local young actors, the uplifting eco documentary Loggerhead shot in Fingal head and following the local communities moving fight to save the Loggerhead turtle and The Rockpool Waltz by 15 year old Lennox head resident Marlon Denning, which was awarded Best High School film at the SAE FlickerUp Youth competition at Flickerfest Bondi.

8pm – Short Laughs Comedy

Enjoy an evening of clever comedy from Australia and across the world with the Short Laughs Comedy programme.
Programme & highlights include: the delightful comedy Don Vs Lightning, starring the legendary Peter Mullan as Don, who just wants a quiet in the Scottish highlands, alas life has other plans, Nash Edgerton’s clever comedy Shark starring Rose Byrne and hilarious UK Canadian animation Affairs Of The Art, recently nominated for an Oscar
The Flickerfest team – Bronwyn Kidd (Festival Director), Shane Rennie (Production & Tour Manager) & Amy Hoogenboom (Production Coordinator) – Northern Rivers and Mullumbimby residents are always thrilled, after delivering their 10 day Bondi festival to bring the Flickerfest tour home to their local region and to present the 45 venue national tour across Australia.

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

 

Check out the Flickerfest 2022 Tour trailer

We are thrilled to share our official Flickerfest 2022 Festival trailer celebrating yet another ode to an iconic film, our very own tribute to Baz Luhrman’s iconic classic ‘The Great Gatsby’. Set in 1922 The Great Gatsby illuminates the roaring 20’s and the revelry of life post the great war and the Spanish Flu pandemic, with parallels to our own contemporary experience with Covid-19. Now 100 years on the Flickerfest 2022 trailer presents our very own take on this classic story of excess, glamour and love after challenging times.

Written & directed by Flickerfest alumni Naomi Fryer, & produced by Katherine Shearer (This River, Spectrum Award for Best Short Film at Flickerfest 2021) our Flickerfest 2022 Gatsby Tribute features the wonderful acting talents of Remy Hii, Michael Sheasby and Ellie Gall, alongside a fabulous cast of entertainers who truly encapsulate the Gatsby spirit. Our 2022 trailer was made possible by some incredible supporters including Trackdown Studios, Spectrum Films, The Solid State, Bull Ant Film, Panavision, Fountainhead Casting, art direction by Nicolle Churi Creative & photography by Alina Gozin’a.

Flickerfest 2022- celebrating 31 years!
‘A Kaleidoscopic Carnival Of Short Films!’

#flickerfest2022


 

BYRON ALL SHORTS

Northern Rivers Short Film Competition

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Sat 2 April: Byron All Shorts Finalists Screening – door 3pm | films 4pm $17/15

Sat 2 April: Byron All Shorts Awards – will be held 30mins after the Byron All Shorts screening & will conclude by 7pm.

A&i Hall, Bangalow

 

 

 

About BYRON ALL SHORTS

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

The Byron All Shorts screens on Saturday 2nd April, with finalists from the Northern Rivers region hotly contesting for prizes that recognise excellence in short film making.

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

*The awards presentation is on Saturday 2nd April, 30mins after the Byron All Shorts screening & will conclude by 7pm.

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2022 – Northern Rivers Short Film Finalists Programme

Youth filmmakers 18 & under:

The Rock Pool Waltz / 8min / Lennox Head (Best Youth/Schools Short – BAS 2022)
Wri/Dir/Prod: Marlon Denning
During COVID lockdown, a boy’s affinity with nature eases his loneliness and leads to an incredible friendship.

To Be Or Not To Be / 5min / Cudgera Creek
Dir/Wri/Prod: Jake Frazer
Two young brothers battle to survive hardship. The outcome; two diversely different mindsets.

Children Of Nature / 5min / Goonengerry
Dir/Wri/Prod: Zoe Morison
The journey of two sisters with a wholesome relationship but find themselves growing apart. They eventually reconcile, becoming closer again, before the older of the two drowns in the river. The younger sister is grief-stricken, but through nature, she heals and returns to the river to reflect on what she has learned from her loss.

Open Category:

Tribe / 6min / Nimbin (Jury Special Mention – BAS 2022)
Dir/Wri: Simon Adams | Prod: Circus Arts Australia & Mirth Production
Tribe ‘The thing that bonds us are what we do together’
Travelling along the railway to meet friends only to be confronted by others, ‘the tightrope of youth and surviving and thriving’. A showcase of local youth and exposé of their Circus skills.

Earth Ball / 19min / Uki
Dir/Wri/Prod: Andrew Kidman | Prod: Dave Denis
A true story of Mother Earth.

The Long Road Home / 4min / Kingscliff
Dir/Wri/Prod: Katie Tonkin | Prod: Molly Phillips
Bev was part of the Stolen Generation. Raised in a mission against her parents’ will, she fought against the odds to become who she is now.

You Know How He Is / 6min / Mullumbimby
Dir/Wri: Luca Fox | Prod: Natalie Grube
When 10 year old Otis is given the task of looking after his autistic younger brother, a game of tag with friends becomes a test of his integrity.

Jazmin / 4min / Clunes (Jury Special Mention – BAS 2022)
Dir/Wri/Prod: Nicole Sullivan
Jazmin Theodora, 83 is A Nimbin Local Legend and Tarot reader. Jazmin uses her physic abilities to get people in touch with who they are. Her story is about always being yourself. Own who you are and be proud of who you are, regardless of your age. A strong, passionate woman, Jazmin’s zest life shines through inspiring others to live their very best life.

The Oceans Keeper / 6min / Byron Bay
WrI/Dir/Prod: Gabriella Leckenby | Wri: Alessandra Salviani | Prod: Tara Davies
A young girl shares her thoughts about the most important day of the year, in the worst year of her life.

The Lighthouse / 19min / Ewingsdale (SAE Emerging Talent Award – BAS 2022)
Dir/Wri/Prod: Tomas Lynch
A deep dive into the mind of the inspiring Tommy Franklin. A Byron local, who was mentally and physically hurt by life and his reflections on the past, present and future.

The Rise / 10min / Byron Bay (Best Short Film & Audience Award – BAS 2022)
Dir/Wri/Prod: Gus Goozee
A pre-apocalyptic sci-fi drama that explores the climate crisis from the perspective of young Jonah as he navigates an unknown future where a sudden climate event threatens his whole world. The Rise is a modern day myth that speaks to the existential angst of our times and explores how the threat of environmental collapse weighs on the shoulders of our young people.

Loggerhead / 27min / Fingal Head
Dir: Matt Barwick | Prod: Sarah Jantos
An endangered female loggerhead turtle has laid her eggs too late in the season for them to be viable. They stand no chance of surviving the rapidly cooling sand temperatures. LOGGERHEAD chronicles the story of the inspiring efforts of a small village in Northern NSW, where community and various organisations come together to do everything possible to help a vulnerable species. With ingenuity, cooperation and belief, and the blessings of indigenous elders, a small village sets out to make a difference.

 

BYRON ALL SHORTS 2022 Awards

The Byron All Shorts screening is on Sat 2nd April, 4pm, shortly followed by the Byron All Shorts Awards presentation which will be held 30mins after the Byron All Shorts screening & will conclude by 7pm.

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

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

Nell Schofield headshot 350wNell Schofield

Nell is a performer and producer whose films include Guarding the Galilee (2017) and A Mighty Force (2018).

Co-curator of TEDxByronBay2021, Nell has worked on a range of projects with ABC TV, Showtime, CNN International, Channel 9, ABC Radio National, and BayFM where she hosts Road Trip.

An advocate for positive social change, she is one of Al Gore’s Climate Reality leaders and has worked with Lock the Gate, Solar Citizens and The Sunrise Project on impactful environmental campaigns. She also narrates feature documentaries such as Australia Says Yes, Project Manta, and Cuttlefish – the brainy bunch as well as popular programs like ABC’s Media Watch where she has worked for over 20 years.

Well known for her lead role in the cult classic film Puberty Blues, Nell is a graduate of NIDA where she and fellow students created the original stage play Strictly Ballroom.

Benjamin Gilmour

Benjamin Gilmour is a writer and filmmaker, director of the films ‘Jirga’ (2019), ‘Paramedico’ (2012) and ‘Son of a Lion’ (2008). He lives in Northern NSW, Australia.

 

Deb Cox headshot 350wDeb Cox

As creator, producer, and writer Deb Cox has been responsible for some of Australia’s best-loved productions. Forming Every Cloud Productions with Fiona Eagger in 2009 she added to her successful and popular work, co-creating and writing on three seasons of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, which has sold to more than 170 territories around the world.

Other Every Cloud productions include legal-drama Newton’s Law, indigenous series The Gods of Wheat Street, AACTA-winning youth-drama Deadlock, Miss Fisher spin-off Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, theatrical feature Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears, and ratings hit Seachange Reimagined. This followed numerous productions from Deb’s early career including miniseries Simone de Beauvoir’s Babies, feature Dead Letter Office, and drama series SeaChange, CrashBurn, and East of Everything. Most recently Deb has executive produced mystery drama Eden, and comedy feature A Sunburnt Christmas, for Stan, and executive produced and co-written the second season of Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries for Acorn TV.

FLiCKERFEST BANGALOW & 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 Creative Media Institute – Creative Media Partner & Cash Prize Partner (Jury Award for Emerging Talent)


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