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International short film festival Flickerfest returns to the Western Downs

The Western Downs is rolling out the red carpet and welcoming the best of Australian short films as part of an exciting 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,” Cr Maguire 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 2,700 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 amazing 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,” Ms Kidd said.

This is an exciting opportunity for Western Downs residents and certainly not one to miss.

The screening events will be held across our region at a cost of $10 a ticket.

These screenings will be COVID-safe events. Tickets must be pre-purchased through

More Information

Town Date & Time Location
Wandoan  Saturday 16 th October 7 pm Wandoan Cultural Centre
Chinchilla  Friday 22nd October 7 pm Chinchilla Cinema
Bell Saturday 23rd October 7 pm Bell Memorial Hall
Meandarra Saturday 30th October 7 pm Meandarra School of Arts


For more information contact Council on 1300 268 624 (COUNCIL) or visit 

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Media Contact:

Western Downs Regional Council Media Office 07 4679 4265
Claudia Oberholzer | Marketing and Communications Officer 0427 864 900