Flickerfest heads to Indonesia

Flickerfest International Short Film Festival will take its tour to Indonesia in October and November. The fest will stop in Bali on 2 October and 17 November in Jakarta.

In related news, The festival’s call for entries for 2013’s festival closes 5 October.

The announcement:

After a highly successful two-day event in 2011, Potato Head Beach Club working together with Flickerfest International Short Film Festival will screen its highly anticipated show again this year on Tuesday, October 2nd 2012. Flickerfest, Australia’s most respected short film event is Academy ® accredited and recognized by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Flickerfest is thrilled to take its highly acclaimed Australian festival from the beaches of Bondi to the beaches of Bali for the second time, sharing its unique brand of short film culture with the world. Screening over one full night, Flickerfest at Potato Head Bali will bring together the best of short films they have to offer with an entertaining program featuring some of the most innovative and creative short films being produced in the world today.

This year Flickerfest Bali will also have a very special program that includes the screening of local short films selected by established Indonesian filmmakers before the main programme. This is the perfect chance to support local short films and the Indonesian film industry through providing a quality screening platform to experience this work.

Flickerfest began as a small local festival at the Balmain High School in 1991. Over the last 21 years it has grown to become Australia’s only competitive International Short Film Festival with entries coming from filmmakers across the globe.
Potato Head Beach Club in Seminyak is one of the funkiest and most creative place to hang out in Bali. Opened in December 2010, the art inspired building and its glamorous sunset beachside location under the stars will provide the perfect venue for Flickerfest, befitting our program of the best of short films from around the world.

In 2012 Flickerfest is also thrilled to be partnering with Potato Heads sister venue in Indonesia screening their shorts at the Director’s Night event at Potato Head Jakarta on the 17th November.

Highlights of the Flickerfest Potato Head Program include Australian films ‘Bear’ officially selected for Cannes and winner of the Flickerfest Award for Best Direction in an Australian Short Film, Julian winner of the Crystal Bear Berlin and the Flickerfest Audience Award, AATA Award winning animation ‘Nullarbor’ and from the USA ‘Brick Novax’s Diary’, winner of the Special Jury Prize at Sundance and ‘Las Palmas’ from Sweden winner of the Flickerfest Award for Best Digital production.

Source: Flickerfest press release

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