A local feel to Flickerfest when it screens in Canowindra

A local element will feature when Flickerfest screens as part of the Supagas International Balloon Challenge weekend on Saturday, April 20.

Director and writer of Cattle, Kerinne Jenkins. The movie was shot in and around Cowra.

Director and writer of Cattle, Kerinne Jenkins. The movie was shot in and around Cowra.

Celebrating its 28th year in 2019 Flickerfest remains Australia's leading Academy Accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival.

Flickerfest has partnered with the Supagas Canowindra International Balloon Challenge and Rosnay Organic Wines to present the 2019 Flickerfest short film festival.

Festival Director Joel Ulbricht said those who attend this year's event will be "spoilt with up to 11 short films".

Screening begins at 7pm at the Canowindra Showground. Doors open at 6pm.

"Fresh from Flickerfest Bondi is local film 'Cattle'," Mr Ulbricht said.

'Cattle' was shot all around the Canowindra region and includes some local faces.

Writer and director of 'Cattle', Kerinne Jenkins will be at the screening to introduce her film.

"The festival is an opportunity to sit back, purchase a glass of Rosnay Organic Wine and treat yourself to some amazing food from the Gourmet Food Truck," host Sam Statham said.

Screening is outdoors or in the showground pavilion if there is wet weather.

If you are attending you're encouraged to bring a camp chair or rug.

Other shorts to feature at Flickerfest this year include:

  • 'All These Creatures', the winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 2018 and which was also awarded Best Editing in an Australian Short Film at the Flickerfest 2019 Awards ceremony.
  • The fantastical animation 'Della Mortika: Carousel Of Shame' winner of the Best Australian Animation award at Flickerfest 2019.
  • 'Desert Dash' a wonderful creative comedy by Gracie Otto.
  • Delightful indigenous drama 'Lil Bois', by Grant Thompson, the first short film in the traditional language of Ngandi.
  • Comedian and actor Paul McDermott makes a return to Flickerfest, with his beautifully crafted and haunting animation 'Ghostbear', which looks at the world's disappearing species.