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)
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Sat 2 March: Byron All Shorts Awards – will be held 30mins after the Byron All Shorts screening & will conclude by 7pm.
Mullumbimby Civic Hall
ABOUT BYRON ALL SHORTS
Also being presented is the Best of Northern Rivers Shorts at the Byron All Shorts finalist’s screening, selected from around 50 entries each year, showcasing a wonderful new collection of creative shorts from our very talented local filmmakers on a range of themes that reflect Northern Rivers life including drama, environment, surfing, music, comedy, love and everything in between.
The Byron All Shorts screens on Saturday 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
SAE Creative Media Institute – Creative Media Partner & Cash Prize Partner (Jury Award for Emerging Talent)
INDUSTRY PRIZE PARTNERS