WITH blockbusters postponed and Australian Films such as The Dry and High Ground dominating local cinemas, it seems the ideal time for aspiring directors, actors and producers to make their mark on the industry.
The annual Australian film festival, Flickerfest, is giving them that opportunity, and locals will again get the chance to see some of their work.
Coming to Armidale for the weekend, Flickerfest will be screening movies from the Best of Australian Shorts and Best of International Shorts categories.
The former can be seen at Belgrave Cinema on Friday, March 12 at 7pm, and the latter at the same time on Saturday.
Among the films that will be on display is Roborovski, which won The Yoram Gross Award For Best Australian Animation at Flickerfest 2021,by actors Tilda Cobham-Hervey and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) who step behind the camera to direct this animated short about an adorable miniature hamster seeking revenge, penned by Oscar nominated writer John Collee (Happy Feet).
This year represents the event's 30th anniversary and it will screen at 56 theatres across Australia, before travelling to 36 international locations.
Despite COVID-19 restrictions limiting the capabilities of filmmakers in the last 12 months, entries were around the same as previous years, which has pleased organisers.
The Best of International Shorts program on Saturday features David, starring comedy legend Will Ferrell, which had its World Premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival last year.
Other films include the multi-award winning Heading South from China, the animated French film Normal, and Frankie Jean & The Morning Star from New Zealand.
- Tickets cost $18, or $14.50 for concession and $11.50 for members.
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