Flickerfest short film festival launched Monday night at the Bondi Icebergs with Gracie Otto’s short film ‘Desert Dash’ a very amusing feature, starring Gracie herself and Damian Walshe-Howling and featuring Barry Otto as a radio announcer. Gracie Otto gave a short speech and it was a family affair as her parents Barry and Sue Hill were on hand as well.

Festival director Bronwyn Kidd led the introductions and spoke of the festival’s growth. The Flickerfest festival has expanded in the last (almost) thirty years from a modest festival to something that is now bigger than Ben Hur. 2018 brings over 22 different short film programmes across the 10-day festival season, to commence in January.

The Flickerfest team and committee have watched and reviewed over 2000 entries to select about 100 that will be screened in competition; cementing Flickerfest’s reputation in cutting edge shorts from all over the world. The Flickerfest Festival will be on at Bondi Pavilion from 11 – 20 January 2019.

For more information about the program, see: http://flickerfest.com.au/directorswelcome/

 

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This year’s Pride theme is “RIOT 69” One moment in time. Remembering the Riots of 1969 at the Stonewall Inn Greenwich Village. The Heroes that lead the way and fought for our rights 50 years ago. The beginning of the modern gay movement and the inspiration to the 78 er’s who paved the way in Sydney. The LGBTQI community are all under one fabulous Umbrella and together we continue to create change and acceptance. Homosexuality is no longer illegal in Australia, Marriage Equality has been achieved and our community has shown that the Riots of 1969 will always be remembered as the beginning of the Pride Movement.

Sydney Pride Festival is a grass roots festival and a time to pass on the history and raise awareness and education of our LGBTQI Charities. This year we will be putting a focus on the strength of our Community and remember our pursuit for acceptance and total Equality for all our LGBTQI brothers and sisters. Sydney Pride can reach out and help those struggling with Sexual identity, bullying, drugs or just feeling that life is too hard to stand strong and ask for help. Standing Together in Solidarity. This is Pride!