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/

 

This Month in Sydney

15 Nov - 28 Nov
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Cine Latino, Australia’s largest festival of Latin American cinema, is thrilled to return for its second year with screenings at Palace Cinemas across November 2018.

Screening in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth Cine Latino will showcase the best films from Central and South America. Beginning in Mexico, this year’s Cine Latino Film Festival features films from across the region, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Paraguay.

Opens with Alfonso Cuaron’s (Gravity, Children of Men) latest film, ROMA, on 15 November, Palace Norton Street.

For more information: https://cinelatinofilmfestival.com.au/