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SQ’s on|screen culture March edition



Movie-goers are spoilt for choice this month with festivals, new film releases plus stacks of ticket giveaways for our on|screen culture readers.


Flickerfest (Queensland tour dates in March: Mackay 4 March, Townsville 4-5 March, Ayr 5 March, Cairns 11-12 March, Maryborough 23 March 2016)

Alliance Française French Film Festival (Brisbane screenings 11 March – 3 April 2016)

Gold Coast Film Festival (31 March – 10 April 2016)


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Flickerfest, Australia’s leading Academy® Accredited and BAFTA-recognised short film festival, is celebrating 25 years and​ making it’s way through Far North Queensland this month.

Highlights from the Best of Australian Shorts include QLD filmmaker, Joe Brumm’s film The Meek as well as claymation Ernie Biscuit from Oscar-winning filmmaker Adam Elliot. Also screening is Nan and A Whole Lot of Trouble, which tackles cultural taboos in a hilarious way.

Don’t miss Mackay born-and-bred filmmaker Kacie Anning’s film First & Second screening in Mackay tonight at 7.30pm at ​​the CQ Conservatorium of Music.

This weekend Flickerfest hits multiple towns over the 2 days; Mackay, Townsville and Ayr.

Next weekend ​Flickerfest hits Cairns with 3 screenings over 2 days – 11 & 12 March at The Theatre, Centre of Contemporary Arts.

The Short Laughs comedy program features crowd favourite and award-winning film Slingshot. The Best of International 1 programme includes a selection of short films including recent Oscar-nominated films Ave Maria and Shok.

Click here for more details and to book tickets.


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The 2016 Alliance Française French Film Festival will return to Brisbane for its 27th season from Friday 11 March – Sunday 3 April.

Discover a dazzling line-up of 42 superb contemporary feature films, one timeless classic and a fabulous new program that will showcase five of France’s premier television series.

Visit the Brisbane section of the website for more information.


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The Gold Coast Film Festival (GCFF) celebrates and promotes all aspects of film from one of Australia’s leading filmmaking location and holiday destinations – the Gold Coast.

The 14th annual Gold Coast Film Festival will screen 38 films from 15 countries, including six Australian premieres and seven Queensland premieres from 31 March – 10 April.

The festival has lots of panels, Q&A’s and events with special guests including David Stratton, Claudia Karvan, Gracie Otto, Reg Cribb, Hunter Page-Lochard and Stephen Page.

Tickets for all events and films are now on sale here.




The West End Film Festival (WEFF) is an Australian short film competition held in one of Australia’s most vibrant communities, Brisbane’s West End.

The festival runs from 24 – 26 June 2016.

Entering their 7th year, WEFF is proud to announce that submissions are now being accepted from interested filmmakers until Friday 15 April 2016.

Films must be either made in Australia or by an Australian filmmaker and be under 25 minutes in length.

For details on how to enter and other terms and conditions please click here.


The 9th Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival (HOGISFF) is now open for submissions.

The festival runs from 6 – 9 October 2016 in Gympie, Queensland and showcases a carefully curated program of over 120 short films from all genres.

Early bird submissions via Withoutabox close Wednesday 1 June, 2016, with an extended deadline of Sunday 31 July, 2016.

For more information about Heart of Gold, please visit the Heart of Gold website.