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7 – 8 Oct 2022 FLICKERFEST Film Festival

    Come to one or both sessions!
    7pm Friday 7 October: Best of Australian Shorts
    7pm Saturday 8 October: Short Laughs Comedy

    Classification: These programs contains mature themes and are not recommended for children under 15. Children under 15yrs must be accompanied by an adult.
    Refreshments on sale from 6.30pm.
    Tickets per session: $20 | $17 concessions | $15 Twyford e-News subscribers
    (online booking fee of 50c + 2.5% applies)
    Any remaining tickets available at the door (EFTPOS preferred).

    Flickerfest is back with a kaleidoscopic carnival of short films!

    Celebrating 31 years in 2022 Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA Recognised
    short film festival, ensuring that we continue to present A-list short film programs recognised amongst the
    best in the world with films hand-picked from the festival’s record 3,200 entries!

    Flickerfest, Australia’s largest Short Film Festival is excited to be returning on its National Tour to The Twyford in
    Merimbula showcasing the Best of Australian Shorts and Short Laughs Comedy programs, over 2 jam-packed
    nights, featuring highlights from our recent Bondi festival competitions.

    The short films screening are all entertaining, inspiring, award-winning and fresh from their premieres in
    competition at Flickerfest Bondi, giving Merimbula Flickerfest audiences a window into the hottest contemporary
    shorts from at home and across the world today.

    FRIDAY Best of Australian Shorts

    The Best of Australian Shorts program shines a spotlight on the incredible short film talent that exists in our emerging Australian industry. Highlights from the Best of Australian Shorts include the quirky black space comedy The Home Team starring comedy legend Paul McDermott and acclaimed actress Tara Morice (‘Strictly Ballroom’) and the fun neighbourly drama Stonefish written by and starring accomplished young actor, George Pullar (‘Barons, A Place To Call Home’) and directed by acclaimed actress and first time director Megan Smart, known for her most recent roles in mini series (‘Wakefield’ 2021) and (‘Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway’ 2021). The moving and intimate sibling drama You and Me, Before And After starring Yael Stone (‘Orange Is The New Black’) and Emily Barclay (‘Mr In Between’, ‘Glitch’, ‘Baby Teeth’); the exceptional short film Tooly by Noongar writer/director/producer Karla Hart also shines on the big screen in this outstanding programme; alongside the film which took home both the Academy® Qualifying, Panasonic LUMIX Award for Best Australian Short film and the AVID award for Best Original Music at #flickerfest2022, the stunning Giants from director Eddy Bell.

    Read full Friday Best of Australian Shorts Program

    Watch Friday Best of Australian Shorts trailer

    SATURDAY Short Laughs Comedy

    The Short Laughs Comedy program features clever comedies from at home and across the world, including the delightful UK short Don Vs Lightning, starring the legendary Peter Mullan as Don, a man who just wants a quiet life in the Scottish Highlands – alas the Universe has other plans, alongside acclaimed Australian actor/director Nash Edgerton’s hilarious black comedy Shark starring Nash and Rose Byrne and the laugh out loud UK/French animation Affairs Of The Art recently nominated for an Oscar for Best Short Animated Film. From New Zealand comes the heartwarming winner of the SAE Creative Media Institute Award for Best Use of Digital Technology In A Short Film at #flickerfest2022 Space Invader, the tale of young Max, who loves three things – hanging out with his dad (who’s his best mate), baked beans and Star Wars, now all under threat when dad’s new girlfriend comes on the scene.

    Read full Saturday Short Laughs Comedy Program

    Watch Saturday Short Laughs trailer