Belco Flicks returns

johnboy 28 March 2011

Belco Flicks poster

Belco Flicks returns to the Belconnen Community Centre this Thursday and has this to say for itself:

Belco Flicks III – OFFSPRING
Short films – Big stories
Screening at Belconnen Theatre
Belconnen Community Centre
Swanson Court Belconnen
7:30 – 9pm Thursday March 31
FREE Bookings recommended 62640232

Belco Flicks III – OFFSPRING promises a program of short films that range from hilarious to heartbreaking; from impossibly cute to deeply thought-provoking. Belco Flicks is an initiative of Belconnen Community Service’s Community Development program designed to give emerging film-makers a chance to reach a broad audience in a fully accessible community theatre. Belco Flicks III – OFFSPRING is the most inclusive program presented so far, with stories from our local Aboriginal community, children and young people, people living with disabilities, and refugees. Belconnen Theatre will provide an even better cinema experience than ever thanks to its new quality sound system. Belco Flicks III – OFFSPRING is on the eve of National Youth Week and is part of Belconnen Community Service’s Youth Week celebrations.

“Tinman”, directed by nineteen year old James Hunter and produced by Simon Weaving, shows a father and son who have been estranged for many years.

“Dust Up” directed by Richard Jameson with music by Duncan Smith shows an older Aboriginal man seeking resolution for his past mistakes.

“Beautiful”, is about love and acceptance. It was made by people with and without disabilities in collaboration with award winning director, Genevieve Clay.

Other films show a daring rescue by tricycle-riding toddlers, the lighter side of middle-age, a small boy tackling big issues and the Christmas Island boat tragedy.

Belco Flicks III – OFFSPRING includes new work as well as films that have been previously shown at the Ark Cinema at the National Film and Sound Archives, Lights Canberra Action, the Canberra Tropfest event and the Optus one80project.

Director, Rafael Florez, a Belco Flicks regular says his film Booster Luca was specifically completed for Belco Flicks III – OFFSPRING from footage that had been on the hard drive for eight years and never shown outside the family. Booster Luca’s eldest star started high school this year.

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