Flickerfest - Newcastle

Flickerfest Festival Director Bronwyn Kidd is thrilled to be bringing Flickerfest, Australia’s largest Short Film Festival, to the Playhouse Theatre in Newcastle showcasing the Best of Australian Shorts programme as part of the Flickerfest National Tour.

The programme presents a selection of entertaining, inspiring and award-winning films hand-picked from the festival’s 2,700 entries, giving local Flickerfest audiences the first look at the hottest shorts in the world today.

Highlights from the Best of Australian Shorts include the fabulous Roborovski, which won the Yoram Gross Award For Best Australian Animation at Flickerfest 2021 and which sees actors Tilda Cobham-Hervey and Dev Patel step behind the camera in the directors chairs. This animated short about an adorable miniature hamster seeking revenge was penned by acclaimed writer John Collee (Happy Feet) and will be screening alongside three wonderful films with Newcastle connections all fresh from the Bondi competition programmes including the directorial debut of actress Phoebe Tonkin, Furlough, a moving 19 minute drama set in nearby Morriset, The Exit Plan directed by Angus Wilkinson and produced by James Buckingham, both who grew up in Newcastle and the stunning The Story Of Lee Ping directed by Jasmin Tarasin who also grew up in Newcastle.

  • 375 Hunter Street, Newcastle, 2300
  • All tickets - $23 to $26