Flickerfest is back in town for its 2017 national tour across two massive nights, showcasing the Best of Australian Shorts and Best of EU Shorts program.

Dropping into Canberra’s Palace Electric at 7pm Wednesday 5 April, night one will screen the Best of Australian Shorts program. Films shown on the night will include the suspenseful Highway, a film by Canberra native Vanessa Gazy.


Against the backdrop of the Snowy Mountains, news bulletins from the future forewarn of grave danger for a teen runaway hitchhiking alone on a mountain highway.

Also screening is Flickerfest Best Animation award-winner Fish with Legs, with voices by Frank Woodley and Barry Otto; and MESSiAH, a playful collision of cultures in the Australian wilderness, starring David Gulpilil and written and directed by Underbelly star Damian Walshe-Howling. This screening is followed by a fabulous after party with drinks from Flickerfest’s generous partners (included in the ticket price).

On night two from 7pm Thursday 6 April, get ready for the Best of EU Shorts program, offering a specially curated selection of European gems from its Sydney festival competition.

Highlights of night two include Academy Award-winner Mindenki (Sing) from Hungary, in which Zsófi, a young girl admitted to a famous children’s choir, needs to teach her cruel teacher a lesson; the Academy Nominated Spanish love story Timecode and Flickerfest 2017 Best EU Short award-winner Il Silenzio (The Silence), a co-production between Italy and France, in which a young refugee girl has to translate things way beyond her years to her mother.



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For your chance to WIN one of two double passes to each night simply tell us in 25 words or less, Which famous indigenous actress plays Dorothy in Flickerfest’s festival trailer tribute to the Wizard Of Oz?’

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