Flickerfest film festival comes to Narrogin’s Thornton Theatre to showcase must-see shorts

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Actor Lynette Narkle in Tooly
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Australia’s largest short film festival will be returning to the Thornton Theatre in Narrogin to showcase the best films from around Australia and the world.

Festival director Bronwyn Kidd said this year’s program featured a selection of hand-picked films from the 3200 entries.

“People are getting a real highlights package of Flickerfest short films, there’s around nine short films per night coming to Narrogin,” she said.

“What we have tried to do this year with the program is create a real upbeat night for people to come along and enjoy some really interesting and soulful short films.

“There is so much doom and gloom in the world so we wanted people to come along and have an upbeat experience.”

The festival will kick off on Thursday with a screening of seven films from the best of international shorts category such as comedy short ‘Space Invader’ which was filmed in New Zealand.

The Friday night screening will showcase the best of Australian shorts featuring films from around the country.

Ms Kidd said the short film ‘Tooly’, written and directed by award winning filmmaker Karla Hart, was a standout in this year’s program.

“I’d like to highlight ‘Tooly’ which is a Noongar film from the very talented Karla Hart who won the Aboriginal Award at the 2021 WA of the Year Awards,” she said.

“Her film is a really beautiful story about a young Indigenous girl who is struggling to engage with her culture.

“It’s a cross-generational film with three generations of women and it has a really beautiful and insightful message that’s very heart-warming.”

The final screening on Saturday will have audiences laughing in their seats with the screening of 11 films from the short laughs comedy category.

Doors open at 7pm for all three sessions on March 17, 18 and 19 at Thornton Theatre.

For tickets, visit www.flickerfest.com.au/tour/narrogin/

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