FLiCKERFEST 2021 Entries will open 7th July 2020, 5pm (AEST)!
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Official entries for FLiCKERFEST 2020 International, Australian and Documentary competitions are now closed!
*Note: SAE FlickerUp Schools/Youth entries close: Sat 9 November 2019
Please email: coordinator@flickerfest.com.au with any enquiries.

Celebrating its 29th year in 2020, Flickerfest has grown to become Australia's leading competitive International Short Film Festival with entries coming from filmmakers across the globe. Flickerfest screens 10-19 January 2020 under the stars over 10 days in the peek of the Australian summer at the iconic Bondi Beach with highlights of the festival touring to 50+ venues Australia wide.

Flickerfest is an Academy® and BAFTA Qualifying festival.

Since 2003 Flickerfest has been a recognised festival by the Academy® of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. With four awards qualifying for consideration across our International, Australian and Documentary Competition categories.

Join us on the red carpet at Bondi Beach this January!

Since 1995 Flickerfest has a national tour which takes the main competitive programmes and some Special sessions to many regional and metropolitan areas, which rarely have an opportunity to view this collection of the best of the world's short films.

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
• Award for Best Short Film - (Academy® Qualifying)
• Special Jury Award
• Yoram Gross Award for Best Short Animation - (Academy® Qualifying)
• Award for Best Short Documentary - (Academy® Qualifying)
• SAE Award for Best Use of Digital Technology in a Short Film
• EUDEL Award for Best EU Short Film

AUSTRALIAN AWARDS
• Award for Best Australian Short Film (Academy® Qualifying)
• Award for Best Direction in an Australian Short Film
• Award for Best Script In an Australian Short Film
• John Barry Award for Best Cinematography in an Australian Short Film
• Avid Award for Best Editing in an Australian Short Film
• Avid Award for Best Original Music in an Australian Short Film
• SAE Award for Best Australian High School/Youth Short Film
• Yoram Gross Award for Best Australian High School/Youth Short Animation
• SAE Award for Best Australian Primary School Short Film

Plus many other cash and industry prizes.

Industry and cash prizes will be awarded of over $40,000 AUD in value.

To be eligible for Flickerfest film competitions all shorts must be no more than 35 minutes in length.

All selected films must be available for screening on H264 or ProRes file.

All productions screening at Flickerfest 2020 must have been completed within 2 years of the entry closing date.

All films must be in English or have English subtitles.

DUE TO THE COMPETITIVE NATURE OF FLiCKERFEST, WE STRONGLY PREFERENCE AUSTRALIAN FILMS THAT ARE AUSTRALIAN PREMIERES, (with exception of other Academy® Qualifying Australian festivals).

WE STRONGLY PREFERENCE INTERNATIONAL SHORTS THAT ARE AUSTRALIAN PREMIERES.

FOR ALL COMPETITIONS WE REQUIRE FILMS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN BROADCAST IN AUSTRALIA OR MADE AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET.
*In consideration of current COVID times our regulations for the 2021 year will allow films to enter in competition that have screened online at other Academy® Qualifying festivals, both in Australia and internationally, behind a paywall or password protected system for a limited time only.

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  • While we didn’t get the chance to attend the festival, communication was great and we were well informed. Thank you for selecting "Moon Drops" by Yoram Ever-Hadani. Hope we can collaborate in the future again.

    March 2020
  • RIESS HILL

    Unfortunately we couldn't attend the festival, but we were thrilled to be in it and they were wonderful to deal with.

    February 2020
  • Alice von Gwinner

    Thank you so much for having me! As a filmmaker with a film in the international competition I experienced a very warm welcome, sold out screenings with impressive films, inspiring talks with the audience and the other filmmakers from Australia and around the world. One of the best film festival weeks ever :)

    February 2020
  • Ruby Bell

    Great festival, good audience turnout, and enjoyable films. My producer and I had a great time, thank you so much for selecting our project!

    January 2020
  • Daniel King

    Flickerfest, Flickerfest, Flickerfest, Flickerfest, Flickerfest!!!!!

    August 2019