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Entertainment

10 September, 2021

Flicks in the Gardens

FLICKERFEST, Australia’s largest Short Film Festival, returning to the Cairns Botanic Gardens over two Friday evenings in September.

By Peter McCullagh

Tonight showcasing the Best of Australian Shorts programme and next Friday, September 17, showcasing the Short Laughs Comedy programme in partnership with Starry Nights Cinema.

The programmes present a selection of entertaining, inspiring and award-winning films fresh from competition at Flickerfest Bondi in January giving local Cairns Flickerfest audiences the first look at the hottest shorts in the world today.

The Short Laughs Comedy programme features the cute and heart-warming Pawsea: The Melancholic Ruminations Of A French Bulldog where Rocky certainly has a lot on his mind as he searches for meaning.

The delightful French A La Mode, an incredible animation exploring a kingdom tormented by fashion crazes;.

You will laugh-out-loud to the Australian short Glen in which a 50 year old man turns to Facebook in his quest to find love; and the hilarious Smashed shot in Brisbane by brother and sister team and QLD filmmakers Kristie Yates (Producer) and Tyson Yates (writer/director).

When faced with the potential of losing their long-term Queensland share house, two twenty-something’s scheme a haunted plan to keep their home and their smashed avo breakfast.


  • WHAT: Cairns Flickerfest 2021 - Best of Australian Shorts, Short Laughs Comedy
  • WHERE: Cairns Botanic Gardens
  • PRICE: $20/ $15con/ $10child/ $40fam (bf inc)
  • WHEN: Best of Australian Shorts-Fri 10th Sep 8pm | Short Laughs Comedy-Fri 17th Sep 8pm
  • TICKETS & INFO:  www.flickerfest.com.au/tour/cairns

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