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

Until 25 August 2019

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Australian National Maritime Museum

More info Less info

From intimate portraits to wild landscapes. Internationally-acclaimed exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the museum on until 25 August.

On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, these 100 extraordinary images celebrate the diversity of the natural world, from intimate animal portraits to astonishing wild landscapes.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, running for more than 50 years. It has a pivotal role in providing a global platform to showcase the natural world’s most powerful and challenging imagery.