Gunnedah Shire Council is excited to announce that acclaimed short film director Eddy Bell will be officially opening 2017 Flickerfest in Gunnedah this Sunday, 26 February at The Civic.
Flickerfest 2017 is a selection of entertaining, inspiring and award-winning films, giving local Flickerfest audiences the first look at the hottest shorts in the world today.
Mr Bell’s short film ‘I’m Banksy’ was hand-picked from the festival’s 2400 entries as one of the finalists in the Best of Australian Shorts. The film is a delightful tongue in cheek satire about Raymond Banks ‘An 8-year old climate change alarmist who’s out to bring down the family business.’
Mr Bell has been awarded an impressive number of accolades for his work including Cannes Young Director Award, Australian Director's Guild Award, the Panavision and Orloff Trust Award for Best Screenplay, the Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best Director (Short Film) at the Sydney Film Festival, Best Australian Short Film at the Melbourne International Film Festival, Best Australian Short film at Flickerfest and most recently the Craft Award at St Kilda Film Festival.
“We’re really excited that Mr Bell is joining us to open our Flickerfest screening. The preview for his film ‘I’m Raymond’ looks hilarious and very spirited. This is a great opportunity for anyone, particularly film buffs, to come along and see the work of some of the world’s best short film makers. We are also very lucky to have one of Australia’s best talents in film making joining us for the occasion.” Gunnedah Shire Council Lauren Mackley said.
The Civic will screen two sessions on Sunday- the Best of Australian Shorts program along with the Short Laughs Comedy program. Tickets are $35 and include both sessions plus drinks and canapés. Doors open at 4.00pm.
Tickets are limited so book your tickets online at www.thecivic.com.au or in person at The Visitor Information Centre, Chandos Street or Council’s Administration building at 63 Elgin Street, Gunnedah
For any further information, please contact The Civic on 6742 0633
Media Contact: Eliza Gallen 6740 2100.