The Western Downs is rolling out the red carpet and welcoming the best of Australian short films as part of a partnership between Western Downs Regional Council and Flickerfest Short Film Festival.

Flickerfest will visit four Western Downs towns in October, screening a selection of award-winning, entertaining, and inspiring films from the 31st International Short Film Festival as held by FlickerFest at Bondi Beach in January.

Council Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Councillor Kaye Maguire said the program would give locals a first look at the hottest short films in the world today. “This is a fantastic event for our region as it brings our vibrant active communities together to enjoy a night of entertaining, inspiring and award-winning films,” she said. “Flickerfest will be stopping off in Bell, Chinchilla, Meandarra and Wandoan, where there will be a screening of the best shorts from Australia, hand-picked from over 2700 entries. Come enjoy a night of film, food and drinks with family and friends as Flickerfest celebrates its 30th year as Australia’s leading short film festival.”

FlickerFest Director Bronwyn Kidd said she was looking forward to local audiences experiencing this collection of award winning, creative, and uplifting short films from Australia’s most talented emerging filmmakers. “We are ecstatic to be sharing these films with the Western Downs again for another year,” she said. “This is an opportunity for Western Downs residents, and not one to miss.” 

The screening events will be held across the region at a cost of $10 a ticket. These screenings will be COVID-safe events. Tickets must be pre-purchased through

Town                Date & Time                             Location

Wandoan          Saturday 16th October 7pm       Wandoan Cultural Centre

Chinchilla          Friday 22nd October 7pm          Chinchilla Cinema

Bell                   Saturday 23rd October 7pm       Bell Memorial Hall

Meandarra        Saturday 30th October 7pm       Meandarra School of Arts

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