14th July 2022 – (Hong Kong) Flickerfest 2022 Hong Kong – Best of Australian Shorts presents a selection of nine creative and beautifully-crafted Australian shorts from the Flickerfest 2022 program.
From cutting-edge animation to rom-com and First Nations storytelling, the program includes diverse and inspiring short films from across Australia, suitable for film-lovers of all ages.
Australian Consul-General Elizabeth Ward says Australians and Hongkongers share a deep appreciation for cinema, as a powerful medium for understanding and articulating who we are in the world.
“Australia is a creative, connected and innovative nation. The international renown of Australia’s film industry is testament to this.”
Since producing the world’s first feature film in 1906, Australia’s screen industry has grown into a centre for world-class talent, both on and off screen. Australia has always been internationally engaged in filmmaking and distribution and is at the forefront of the development and adoption of new technology – home to world-leading studios creating state-of-the-art visual effects.
Producing short films is how many talented Australian actors, directors, writers, producers and crew get their start and continue to experiment and push boundaries throughout their careers.
Flickerfest Festival Director, Bronwyn Kidd says “We are thrilled to share Flickerfest’s diverse, creative and uplifting Australian shorts program and hope that it encourages Australians and Hongkongers to connect through inspiring cinema and universal storytelling.”
Highlights of the Hong Kong tour:
- Jarli (2021): a young First Nations girl in outback Australia, dreams of flying to the stars and sets out on an adventure to do just that.
- Shark (2021): written and directed by Nash Edgerton, completes the trilogy of wickedly dark comedy shorts that began with Spider and Bear, Nash Edgerton’s Jack finds a perfect match in Rose Byrne as Sofie.
- The Quirky Best Friend (2021): A classic rom-com takes an unexpected turn when the leading lady’s sardonic best friend is called out for hiding behind the ‘quirky sidekick’ role & is encouraged to pursue her own epic everlasting love story
Explore the full program here.
Venue: Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Date: Sunday 14th August 2022
Screening time: 2:00-3:30pm
Language: English with Chinese subtitles
Tickets: Free, no booking required
Flickerfest began as a small local festival at the Balmain High School in 1991. Since then it has grown to become Australia’s leading Academy® accredited & BAFTA recognised competitive Australian & International Short Film Festival with 1000’s of entries coming from filmmakers across the globe.
Flickerfest is considered in international circles as the leading Australian competitive short film festival and increasingly filmmakers view it as one of the main festivals on the world circuit.