Flickerfest 2016 to treat Burdekin to the world’s best short films

Adapted from an award-winning Australian short story by Louise, Flat Daddy is a highlight of Australia’s renowned short-film festival, Flickerfest, coming to the Burdekin next month.

The film stars Logie-award-winning actress Kat Steward (Offspring, Underbelly, Tangled) as the wife of Flat Daddy and mother of nine-year-old Cindy who becomes besotted with a life-size cut-out of her absent father, Scott, who is on military duty. It’s just one of a number of short films that will be screened at the Burdekin Theatre on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

Burdekin Shire Council Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said Flickerfest was the country’s largest international short-film competition and he was thrilled the Burdekin Theatre was included in 2016 national tour.

“This is the first time Burdekin has been included in the tour and we’re excited residents will have the opportunity to experience the best of short filmmaking Australia and the world has on offer,” he said.

“The competition is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year so what better time for Burdekin residents to experience this iconic Australian event?

“There will be two different screenings on Saturday; the first at 1pm and the second at 5pm. The first screening will showcase selected highlights from Best of Australian Shorts and the second will be made up of films from the Short Laughs Comedy Program.

“Whether you’re a seasoned film buff or just love watching movies on the big screen, Flickerfest is sure to wow you!”

Australian films to look out for at the screenings include Nan and a Whole Lot of Trouble, Flat Daddy, Ernie Biscuit, Nulla Nulla and Halfbeard.

For more information or to book tickets visit the Burdekin Theatre website or phone Council’s Customer Service Centre on 4783 9800.

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