FLiCKERFEST 2022 official entries will open in May.

Please contact coordinator@flickerfest.com.au for any enquiries.

Celebrating its 31st year in 2022, Flickerfest has grown to become Australia's leading competitive International Short Film Festival celebrating masterful, creative and impactful storytelling and the most original voices from filmmakers across the globe. Flickerfest will screen in January 2022 under the stars over 10 days in the peak of the Australian summer at the iconic Bondi Beach with select highlights of the festival touring to 50+ venues Australia wide.

Flickerfest is an Academy® Award Qualifying 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.

For almost 3 decades Flickerfest has welcomed filmmakers from at home and around the world to celebrate their films on the big screen with our passionate and loyal audiences. Our popular screenings, gala festival events and filmmaker workshops connect filmmakers with the wider industry and each other, creating an immersive and welcoming festival experience.

Join us on the red carpet at Bondi Beach this January as Flickerfest celebrates our gala 31st birthday event!

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
• Flickerfest Award for Best Short Film (Academy® Award Qualifying)
• Flickerfest Special Jury Award
• Yoram Gross Award for Best Short Animation (Academy® Award Qualifying)
• Flickerfest Award for Best Short Documentary - (Academy® Award Qualifying)
• SAE Award for Best Use of Digital Technology in a Short Film
• EUDEL Award for Best EU Short Film (from the International competition)
• Azure Productions Award for Best Rainbow LGBTQi Short Film (all LGBTQI films in the international and Australian competition are considered for this award)

AUSTRALIAN AWARDS
• Flickerfest Award for Best Australian Short Film (Academy® Qualifying)
• Flickerfest Award for Best Direction in an Australian Short Film
• Yoram Gross Award For Best Australian Short Animation
• 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
• Rebel8 Award for Outstanding Emerging Female Director

SAE FLiCKERUP AWARDS
• SAE Award for Best Australian High School/Youth Short Film
• Yoram Gross Award for Best Australian High School/Youth Short Animation
• Avid Award for Best Editing in an Australian High School/Youth Short Film
• Parkers Award for Best Australian Primary School/Youth Short Film

Plus many other cash and industry prizes.

Industry and cash prizes will be awarded of approx $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 2022 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.

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 PUBLICLY ON THE INTERNET.
*In consideration of current COVID times our regulations will allow films to enter in competition that have screened online at other Academy® Qualifying film festivals, and officially selected at film festivals internationally provided they have been screened behind a paywall or password protected system for a limited time only.

Following the festival, a small selection of highlights screened in the International and Australian competitions plus some in out-of-competition programmes will be toured around Australia. If your film is unable to tour it WILL remain eligible for competition. All touring films will be paid screening royalties.

There are no premiere requirements for SAE FlickerUp our national competition for young Australians 18 or under.

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  • ravi steve

    A great and very well known festival that puts on an impressive event. Was thrilled to screen with them. Lots of milage to be had out being an official selection. Fantastic festival and well worth the price of submission!

    February 2021
  • So pleased and gratified to be selected for this world renowned festival. They are truly committed to new voices and new filmmakers, not blindly following an agenda set by industry gatekeepers like so many other festivals seem to do. If you have an unusual little gem of a film, Flickerfest will surely give it a chance. My only regret is not being able to attend the fabulous festivities on Bondi beach!

    February 2021
  • D.C. Fairhurst

    Flickerfest was the first film festival I was able to attend post-Covid. The organisers and volunteers went to great lengths to make sure the event was extremely safe - But also ensure that everyone had an amazing time and the films were presented in the best way possible.

    We were honored to have our film's premiere at Flickerfest and win "Best Editing In An Australian Short Film" at the closing night. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Flickerfest is an iconic festival for a reason.

    March 2021
  • very lovely festival. What a beautiful night! thank you

    March 2021
  • Lizbeth Calingasan

    An amazing festival under the stars. Thank you again for having me as a first time filmmaker for my documentary "Biting The Bullet". It was truly a great honor to have been selected and can't thank the organizers enough for including my film amongst such an inspiring curation of films from around the globe.

    September 2020