Long and short of flick fest

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
A shot from ‘All These Creatures’.
Camera IconA shot from ‘All These Creatures’. Credit: Flickerfest 2019.

Some of the world’s best short films were brought to Narrogin last week for the 28th Flickerfest.

The Flickerfest program, which was held at ARtS Narrogin across three nights, presented a selection of entertaining, inspiring and award-winning films hand-picked from the festival’s 2700 entries, giving local audiences the first look at the hottest “shorts” in the world.

Best of International Shorts was on offer on Thursday, showcasing award-winning films such as Between The Shadows, from Portugal, and Rise of a Star, from France.

Friday boasted the best short films from Australia.

All These Creatures,the winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2018, was a stand-out of the night.

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Perth filmmaker Alison James’ Judas Collar — filmed in Cue, Sandstone, Mt Magnet and Paynes Find Roadhouse — was also on show last Friday night.

The Short Laughs Comedy program wrapped up the Narrogin leg of this year’s Flickerfest on Saturday night. Oscar-nominated Canadian animated films Animal Behaviour and Troll Bridge — 16 years in the making — were among the titles on screen.

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