Flickerfest is kicking off its beach thongs and togs and packing for a country visit, heading to Rosnay’s organic vineyard on Rivers Rd, Canowindra.
Flickerfest celebrates its 19th year as Australia’s only Academy® Award accredited Short Film festival, screening the best short films from Australia and the world in a unique and relaxed summer environment under the stars at Bondi Beach.
After two months touring Australia, it’s about to hit a local vineyard to celebrate its success over a glass of organic bubbly.
The Rosnay stop is part of a Flickerfest tour of 23 venues around Australia, and is a result of Rosnay securing the title of official wine supplier to the Bondi festival.
Flickerfest director, Bronwyn Kidd, said the festival is actively sourcing green and organic for all of its supplies, hence Rosnay’s appeal.
"For the last 19 years, Flickerfest has been a showcase of the inspirational and provocative Australian short film genre, and this year the organic wines and juices served in all of our bars will be a perfect match,” Ms Kidd said.
“We can’t wait to pop a cork of Rosnay's delicious organic bubbly on the closing night.”
Rosnay wines are being served throughout the Festival at Bondi and on the National Tour, and now, at the home of the wines themselves.
Sam Statham, Rosnay, stressed Flickerfest is not two weeks of foreign language films.
It is one night of Australia’s leading short films that are the pick of the crop and specially curated for the Flickerfest national tour, appealing to all people who just like a good movie.
The films include Miracle Fish, recently nominated for an Academy award and Ralph, directed by Debboral Mailman, of Secret Life of Us fame.
“It’s a great event and the first time it’s been held out here and we are very excited,” Sam said.
“The event is being screened by Pics in the Sticks, on their big outdoor inflatable screen and we reckon we can easily fit 200 people on the front lawn at Richard and Florence's house.
“We have Andrew Wooldridge, organic lamb producer, doing a lamb curry too.”
Flickerfest will visit Rosnay, eight km from Canowindra on the Rivers Rd, on Saturday, March 27.
Drinks and curry from 7pm, film starts at 8.30pm.
The cost is only $30, includes free glass of Rosnay wine and a local lamb curry. Bookings of 4 or more receive a free bottle of wine. Wine and films price without food is $20. BYO: Picnic rug, cushion or chair. No BYO alcohol.
For more information, call 6344 3215 or 0428 667 317.