Beachside Cinema Comes to Bali With the First Annual Flickerfest
Following a successful 10-day festival in Sydney and a 30-venue national tour, Australia’s annual international short film festival Flickerfest will make its Indonesian debut at Potato Head Beach Club in Seminyak, Bali, on Wednesday.
Screening over two nights, Flickerfest is set to bring together short films directed by some of the finest up-and-coming directors across the globe, as well as a few Academy Award-winning shorts.
Among others, the highlights of the festival in Bali will include “The Lost Thing” by Australian author, illustrator and director Shaun Tan, winner of the 2010 Flickerfest award for Best Animated Short Film, and “God of Love” by American actor, writer and director Luke Matheny, last year’s winner of the Oscar for Best Live Action Short.
The first-ever Flickerfest took place in 1991 as a small film night at Sydney’s Balmain High School. Over the past two decades, the event has grown to be recognized as one of Australia’s premier film festivals. It began touring internationally in 1995. In Sydney, the festival is now usually held at Bondi Beach.