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If you are bored with Hollywood's same old action blockbusters and romantic comedies, or if you have a short attention span like me, see a flick this February at Flickerfest; Australia's only Academy accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival.

Flickerfest 2012 features 100 of the best short films, handpicked from 2200 entries received for the 21st annual Flickerfest, held at Sydney's Bondi Beach. Festival Director, Bronwyn Kidd, believes that the record number of entries this year verifies Flickerfest's status as Australia's biggest and best short film festival.

Now touring the country, Flickerfest will appear for the first time at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Fortitude Valley. The festival's three night program is jam-packed with entertaining, engaging, and award-winning short films.

The festival kicks off on Thursday, February 9 with the Best of Australian Shorts. The program includes a stellar line up of home-grown short flicks with titles like Nullarbor, Cockatoo, Fish & Chips, and The Op Shop.

Friday, February 10 features The Best of International 1; short films from France, Sweden, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United States. Highlights include two Oscar shortlisted films, Raju and I Could Be Your Grandmother; as well as 2011 Sundance Film Festival winner Brick Novax's Diary.

Brick Novax's Diary

The final evening of Flickerfest, Saturday, February 11, features The Best of International 2; films that have screened at some of the world's most influential film festivals, including 2011 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize winner, Swimsuit 46.

Each program runs from 7:30pm until 9:40pm including a twenty minute interval.

Opening Night costs $20 which includes a post-screening function. Friday and Saturday night tickets cost $16.

Get there early to get the best seats as theatre seating is unreserved.

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Why? Australia's premier short film festival
When: February 9 to February 11, 2012
Where: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
Cost: Opening Night $20, then $16
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