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Bond Homes In On Bondi

By Marcus Braid on January 7, 2015 in News

Photo: Bronwyn Kidd

Photo: Bronwyn Kidd

Famous British film character James Bond is packing his bags and heading to Bondi Beach in time for January’s annual Flickerfest short film festival.

Australia’s only Academy-accredited and BAFTA recognised competitive international short film festival is taking on a Bond theme this year when it takes place from January 9-18 at Bondi Pavilion.

“Bond comes to Bondi seemed like the perfect idea to really have fun with,” Flickerfest director Bronwyn Kidd said. “We’ve got a little bit of the glamour happening. There’ll be Bond-themed music and I’m sure there will be people dressed as their favourite Bond character, or maybe as their favourite Bond.”

A James Bond trailer has been made for the festival, which will feature over 100 short films in competition, selected from over 2,200 entrants.

“We’ve done a fun ‘James Bond comes to Bondi’ trailer for the festival and we’re going to have a Bond-themed panoramic beachside bar with lots of cool drinks and snacks across the ten days,” Ms Kidd said.

“They have just announced that the new Bond film is coming out. It’s the 24th Bond movie and this will be the 24th Flickerfest.”

Flickerfest, the leading Australian competitive short film festival, will feature an array of quality international and Australian short films. One of the feature films is called Emu, starring Christiaan Van Vuuren of Bondi Hipsters fame. Emu is a dark comedy that follows a young woman as she grapples with a life-changing discovery during a dinner party with her partner and their close friends.

Ms Kidd said the calibre of the films this year is amazing, and that Bondi was the perfect venue for the event.

“The thing that always stands out is the quality of the short films we’re screening, because it really is a finely curated and hand-picked program,” she said.

There are lots of creative people in the Bondi area, and there are lots of talented people living in the Eastern Suburbs, and they’re really open to this sort of festival.”

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