Flickerfest screens best

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A still from Yulubidyi - Until the End.
Camera IconA still from Yulubidyi - Until the End. Credit: Flickerfest, Supplied

The best of Australian and short comedic film was showcased over a two-night event at Sun Pictures when Flickerfest returned to Broome.

Celebrating its 28th year, Flickerfest presented a selection of entertaining, inspiring and award-winning films hand-picked from more than 2700 entries.

On Friday, the short film festival presented Best of Australian Shorts.

Highlighted films included Australian comedian Paul McDermott’s Ghostbear, an animation telling the story of a polar bear cub wandering the Arctic in search of his place in the world; Gracie Otto’s Desert Dash, which tells a fantasy story on the outskirts of Australia where opals are the currency for survival; and Judas Collar, which tells the heart-wrenching story of a wild camel in outback Australia and explores the importance of connection and the tragedy of self-sacrifice.

The Best of Australian program also included a special screening of WA film Yulubidyi — Until The End, directed by filmmakers Curtis Taylor and Nathan Mewett.

The film tells the story of a young Aboriginal man who helps his disabled brother escape from their abusive life in a remote Australian Aboriginal community with the aid of a Mamu (Dreaming creature).

Yulubidyi — Until The End won Flickerfest’s Virgin Australia award for best Australian short film.

The following night, the audience were treated to a variety of short comedic films for a good old-fashioned laugh.

Highlighted films included the Academy Award-nominated Animal Behaviour, which depicts five animals meeting regularly to discuss their inner angst, and Man Spider which looks at what happened to the spider that bit Peter Parker.

Lastly, How It Feels To Be Hungover shows a man waking up at a clinic that specialises in malignant hangovers.

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