January 16, 2018
Flickerfest, the annual international short film festival that has been wowing audiences for 27 years at Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach, as well as at venues all round Australia, is currently playing at the Bondi Pavilion until 21 January 2018.
Over 2,500 entries from across the globe were received for this year’s competition, but only 100 have been selected for screening during the Academy Accredited and BAFTA recognized short film competition. The festival includes at least 22 different programmes, featuring short films ranging from animation to documentary and comedy plus other genres.
The Best of European Union shorts is back, showcasing shorts from the EU in partnership with the European Union Delegation to Australia.
Young filmmakers are also given an opportunity to join in the festival by taking part in SAE FlickerUp, the national schools and youth competition.
Film lovers are sure to enjoy an evening out under the stars at this open air venue, viewing one of the programmes that changes daily.
When Flickerfest concludes its ten day run at Bondi Beach it will begin a national tour to over fifty cities including Bendigo, Perth, Mackay, Cairns, Hobart and ending in Kalgoorlie on 19 May 2018.
Sandra Tiltman Photos: John Pond
January 11, 2018
A colourful funky little wallet style handbag/purse was one of the best Christmas presents I received and has been my bag of choice when going out. It certainly beats taking my usual large bag that holds the contents of a small house.
One of the wallet’s best features is the side hand strap so I can just have it hanging off my wrist, without the need to put it down and then find someone else has picked it up.
This very versatile wallet also has a detachable strap that can act as a shoulder bag or be worn across the body.
I became so attached to my new wallet that I took it on my recent holiday and found myself using it every day, as its colourful exterior matched all my outfits.
The Sak is one of the USA’s largest handbag companies that has been around for the last 24 years. Their Sakroots bags feature colorful & original art with a relaxed vibe. www.thesak.com.au &
www.sakroots.com.auSandra Tiltman Photos: John Pond
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