Short film shot in Cowra adds a local feel to Flickerfest

A local element will feature when Flickerfest screens as part of the Supagas International Balloon Challenge weekend on Saturday, April 20.

Director and writer of Cattle, Kerinne Jenkins. The movie was shot in and around Cowra.

Director and writer of Cattle, Kerinne Jenkins. The movie was shot in and around Cowra.

Celebrating its 28th year in 2019 Flickerfest remains Australia's leading Academy Accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival.

Flickerfest has partnered with the Supagas Canowindra International Balloon Challenge and Rosnay Organic Wines to present the 2019 Flickerfest short film festival.

Festival Director Joel Ulbricht said those who attend this year's event will be "spoilt with up to 11 short films".

Screening begins at 7pm at the Canowindra Showground. Doors open at 6pm.

"Fresh from Flickerfest Bondi is local film 'Cattle'," Mr Ulbricht said.

'Cattle' was shot all around the Canowindra region and includes some local faces.

Writer and director of 'Cattle', Kerinne Jenkins will be at the screening to introduce her film.

"The festival is an opportunity to sit back, purchase a glass of Rosnay Organic Wine and treat yourself to some amazing food from the Gourmet Food Truck," host Sam Statham said.

Screening is outdoors or in the showground pavilion if there is wet weather.

If you are attending you're encouraged to bring a camp chair or rug.

World Champion to take part in Canowindra Challenge

At just 25 years of age Dominic Bareford is the youngest ever Balloon World Champion.

Bareford, who was among 100 pilots from around the world to compete in the 23rdFAI Hot Air Balloon World Champion in Austria last August, is heading our way.

On social media this week Bareford said he is very excited to be among the pilots coming from seven countries to the 2019 Supagas Canowindra International Balloon Challenge from April 18 to 25.

"I'm looking forward to competing against some of the world's and Australia's best competitors," he said.

With close to 50 Hot-Air Balloons confirmed for the Supagas Canowindra International Balloon Challenge, this year's event will be hosting some of the best Pilots from around the world.

Tickets for the balloon glow are $30 plus a booking fee. Children aged 0-17 receive free entry. Book at https://tinyurl.com/balloontix2019

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