19 February, 2020 The Western Downs will roll out the red carpet next month, with Australia’s largest Short Film Festival ‘FlickerFest‘ heading to the region for the first time. ‘FlickerFest‘ will light up local screens during March, where Council partners with the Film Festival to deliver screenings and community events featuring a selection of entertaining, inspiring and award-winning films which have been hand-picked from 3,500 world class entries. Council Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Councillor Kaye Maguire said she was delighted to have such a prestigious event make its way to the Western Downs. “This is a fantastic festival offering for our region and we are excited to partner with event organisers to deliver another vibrant event,” Cr Maguire said. “Chinchilla and Dalby will host Best of Australian Short, a program specially–curated with highlights from Flickerfest’s Australian Academy® Qualifying competition 2020, with food and beverages also on offer on screening night. “Drillham and Jandowae will host the family-friendly event, FlickerKids, a delightfully entertaining program of short films that will appeal to the child in everyone. “Local children will also be given the opportunity to explore the world of film making at workshops being presented at both Chinchilla and Dalby State High Schools as part of the festival.“ Chinchilla and Dalby events will be held at the local Western Downs Cinemas at a cost of $15 a ticket, including food and beverages. For more information on the event, contact Western Downs Regional Council on 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624) or visit www.wdrc.qld.gov.au.
Western Downs Regional Council
21 Feb 2020