Silver screen returns to Canowindra with Flickerfest

The very best of the silver screen in Australia is set to return when Canowindra hosts short film festival Flickerfest in March and April.

Celebrating 31 years in 2022, Flickerfest remains Australia's leading Academy qualifying and BAFTA recognised short film festival, presenting A-list programmes recognised amongst the best in the world with films hand-picked from the festival's record 3,200 entries.

Flickerfest's national tour will return to the 'The Palms' lawn in Canowindra showcasing the Best of Australian Shorts and the Short Laughs Comedy programmes featuring highlights from our recent Bondi festival competitions and giving audiences a window into the hottest contemporary shorts from at home and across the world today.

Once again the Australian programme shines a spotlight on the incredible short film talent that exists in our emerging Australian industry.

Screening on Saturday, March 19 at 7pm, highlights from the Best of Australian Shorts include the quirky black space comedy 'The Home Team' starring comedy legend Paul McDermott and acclaimed actress Tara Morice ('Strictly Ballroom') and the fun neighbourly drama 'Stonefish' written by and starring accomplished young Australian actor, George Pullar and directed by acclaimed actress and first time director Megan Smart, known for her most recent roles in mini series 'Wakefield' (2021) and 'Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway' (2021).

The moving and intimate sibling drama 'You Me Before And After' starring Yael Stone ('Orange Is The New Black') and Emily Barclay ('Mr In Between', 'Glitch', 'Baby Teeth') also shines alongside the film which took home both the Academy qualifying Panasonic LUMIX Award for Best Australian Short film and the AVID award for Best Original Music at #flickerfest2022, 'Giants' from director Eddy Bell.

The Short Laughs Comedy programme on Saturday, April 16 at 7pm features clever comedies from at home and across the globe, including the delightful UK short Don Vs Lightning, starring the legendary Peter Mullan as Don, a man who just wants a quiet life in the Scottish Highlands - alas the Universe has other plans, alongside acclaimed Australian actor/director Nash Edgerton's hilarious black comedy Shark starring Nash and Rose Byrne and the laugh out loud UK/French animation Affairs Of The Art recently nominated for an Oscar for Best Short Animated Film.

Doors open at 6pm for drinks and pre-ordered lamb curry dinners or BYO picnics.

Pre-ordered dinners are made by Andrew Wooldridge from his own sheep which graze the Rosnay vineyards.

Rosnay organic wine will be served, and BYO alcohol is not permitted.

All adult tickets include a free glass of Rosnay wine.

For tickets and more information, please visit: https://flickerfest.com.au/tour/canowindra-nsw/

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