AFTER screening to a jam-packed crowd of 150 film lovers last season, the Flake Film Festival is about to return and promises to be another ‘reel’ winner.
Coming up this Wednesday (March 10) at the Après Bar, the Flake Fest’s sophomore not-for-profit festival will screen a selection of the best local and international short films by amateurs and pros.
They’re not just snow films either – comedies, mockumentaries, dramas and animations will hit the screen.
One of the most exciting entries is a Car Danchi edit from director Neil Hartmann.
Flake Fest started in Jindabyne, Australia, and is the brainchild of founder, director and Niseko local, Anthony ‘Chook’ Trovatello (pictured).
“After our success last year, we really want to build an international event for the local people, workers and visitors of Niseko,” he said, adding that all films will this year have Japanese subtitles.
Entry is ¥1000, ¥700 for locals. Drink specials and audience prizes all night. Doors open at 7.30pm, with films showing from 8.15pm.