Flickerfest began as a small local festival at the Balmain High School in Sydney in 1991. Since then it has grown to become Australia’s leading Academy® accredited & BAFTA recognised competitive Australian & International Short Film Festival with 1000’s of entries coming from filmmakers across the globe. Flickerfest tours nationally in Australia – taking the main competitive programmes and some special sessions to many regional and metropolitan areas.
The Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong, in partnership with venue sponsor Tai Kwun, brings Flickerfest to Hong Kong for the very first time with a programme of some incredible Australian shorts selected from the competition. Join this public screening at Tai Kwun on 8 August 2021!
Date & Time: 8 August 2021, 4:00-5:30pm
Venue: Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun
Runtime: 90 minutes
Language: English with Chinese subtitles
Ticket: Free of Charge
Rundown and synopsis:
Welcome To Country / 10min
Wri/Dir: Dean Gibson | Prod: Helen Morrison
When a hotshot public servant is sent to a remote Aboriginal community to prepare for the Prime Minister’s visit, he quickly learns the true meaning of Welcome to Country.
The Eleven O’Clock / 13min
Wri/Prod: Josh Lawson | Dir/Prod: Derin Seale | Prod: Karen Bryson
The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets increasingly out of control.
Boggabilla Bus / 11min
Wri: Yianni Papamanolis | Dir: Mitch Kennedy | Prod: Samantha Laidlaw
Words have never come easy to eight-year-old Oscar, so saying goodbye to his best friend Ashley before her big move was always going to be tough.
Lost Property Office / 10min
Wri/Dir: Daniel Agdag | Prod: Liz Kearny
Ed is the sole custodian of the Lost Property Office. In many ways, he’s lost as the items he is tasked to look after.
Fysh / 13min
Wri/Dir: Billie Pleiffer | Prod: Rita Walsh
This is the story of an old man and a fish that changed his life.
Rebooted / 13min
Wri/Dir: Michael Shanks | Prod: Nicholas Colla, Chris Hocking
It’s not easy for a movie-star to age, especially when you’re a stop motion animated skeleton monster.
The Egg / 10min
Wri/Dir: Jane Cho | Prod: Jane Cho, Ilana Lazar
Under the punishing and watchful eye of an elderly woman, a young girl, bored and lonely in a world of foreign suburbia, becomes determined to claim a larger Easter egg as her own.
Lost And Found / 8min
Wri/Dir: Bradley Slabe | Dir: Andrew Goldsmith | Prod: Lucy J. Hayes
A bumbling knitted dinosaur must unravel himself to save the love of his life.