Flickerfest, Australia’s premier short film festival, and the only one with Academy® accredited and BAFTA recognition celebrated its 20th birthday in 2011 - this is the latest crop.
Crossbow and The Kiss
(Country: Australia; Year: 2007; Director: Sean Byrne; Writer: Rob Beamish; Stars: Shelly Lauman, Mark Winter)
A young couple stumble home after a big night out. Their frisky interlude at a suburban tennis club lands them a role in a far more sinister, supernatural game and their opponents have a distinct home court advantage.
(Country: Australia; Year: 2010; Director: Heath Davis; Writer: Heath Davis; Stars: Nicole Bonfield, Matilda Brown, Brendan Cowell, Charlie Fraser)
A father and son fall for the same woman on the schoolyard.
(Country: Australia; Year: 2007; Director: David Michôd; Writer: David Michôd; Stars: Cy Standen, Lisa Chappell, Joel Edgerton, David Michôd, Mirrah Foulkes, Dan Roche, Luke Doolan, Brenton Fielder, Tim Roberts, Jack Staniford, Zlatko Arambasic)
A kid. His Mum and Dad. The sex and drugs. And the boy next door who watched the whole thing unravel.
(Country: Australia; Year: 2011; Director: Christopher Stollery; Writer: Christopher Stollery; Stars: Patrick Brammall, Alexa Ashton, Keilan Grace)
A concerned father of a six-year-old boy takes it the wrong way.
(Country: Australia; Year: 2010; Director: Sophie Hyde; Writer: Danielle Wood; Stars: Marcus Becker, Katrina Milosevic), Official Site
A woman is burdened by elephant gifts of all shapes and sizes... even though she doesn't like the animals.
(Country: Australia; Year: 2010; Director: Nigel Karikari; Writer: Gillian Bartlett; Stars: Wendy Hughes, Stephen Leeder, Colette Mann)
Along a dark and desolate highway, old-timers Frances and Judy run a tiny truck stop that makes the best vanilla slice for 100km. After closing up shop one cold and dreary night, their doorstep is darkened by a menacing shadow from their past.
(Country: Australia; Year: 2010; Director: Nicole Gulasekharam, Briony Kent; Writer: Ashlee Page; Stars: Nicole Gulasekharam, Briony Kent), Official Site
Fueled by alcohol and hormones, Aimee and Steph take a swim on a hot summer night.
Look My Way
(Year: 2010; Director: Richard Vette; Writer: Richard Vette; Stars: Kate Base, Ivan Bradara, Amy Bryans, Jack Pearson)
Can a young piano player win over the girl of his dreams?
The Lost Thing
(Country: Australia, UK; Year: 2010; Director: Andrew Ruhemann, Shaun Tan; Writer: Shaun Tan; Stars: Tim Minchin), Official Site
A boy discovers a bizarre looking creature while out collecting bottle tops at the beach and tries to find out who owns it.
(Country: Australia; Year: 2011; Director: Mairi Cameron; Writer: Tracey Walker; Stars: Terry Antoniak, Grant Buse, Amanda Chamberlain, Jai Devita, Matt Ford, Mirko Grillini, Paige Leacey, Reirden Marks, Taymin Marks, Levi Nukingi Reweti, Karmen Raspovic)
A woman is forced to make a naked cycle ride... with unexpected consequences.
A Reluctant Bride
(Country: Australia; Year: 2010; Director: Shideh Faramand; Writer: Shideh Faramand; Stars: Shideh Faramand, Simin Azimi, Sam Clark)
Husband! Marriage! Babies! Our reluctant bride's worst nightmare is about to come to life.
The Road To Success
(Country: Australia; Year: 2010; Director: Dimitri Ellerington; Writer: Dimitri Ellerington; Stars: Don Hany)
Meet Simon, a Master of the Universe having trouble getting through the day - and that he may hold the key to furthering the species.
(Country: Australia; Year: 2010; Director: Gracie Otto; Writer: Kate Schmitt; Stars: Barry Otto, Julie Forsyth, Mink Sadowsky)
An ailing bird watcher becomes obsessed with a seamstress living next door when he observes her luring birds into her home.
The Telegram Man
(Country: Australia; Year: 2011; Director: James F. Khehtie; Writer: John Boyne, Victoria McIntyre; Stars: Jack Thompson, Gary Sweet, Sigrid Thornton, Tessa Nethercote-Way, Leof Kingsford-Smith, Jennifer Alliston Lewis, Karen Garnsey)
During the long years of World War II Australia’s small farming communities paid a terrible price. In the rural towns of New South Wales, one family each week discovered that their son or husband or brother or father would not be coming home. In the throws of such grief one seldom considers the man who delivers the news.
When The Wind Changes
(Country: Australia; Year: 2010; Director: Alethea Jones; Writer: Richard Davies, Alethea Jones; Stars: Richard Davies, David Lawson, Tim Phillipps), Official Site
A comedy that sorts out the sinkers from the swimmers.