FLiCKERFEST 2020 Entries!
Official entries for our International, Australian and Documentary competitions are now closed (except for invited films)!
*Note: Australia now ASEAN entries close: Fri 8 November 2019
and 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® Accredited and BAFTA recognised 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® Accredited)
• Special Jury Award
• Yoram Gross Award for Best Short Animation - (Academy® Accredited)
• Award for Best Short Documentary - (Academy® Accredited)
• SAE Award for Best Use of Digital Technology in a Short Film
• EUDEL Award for Best EU Short Film
• Australia NOW Award for Best ASEAN Short Film

AUSTRALIAN AWARDS
• Award for Best Australian Short Film (Academy® Accredited)
• 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 FAVOUR AUSTRALIAN FILMS THAT ARE AUSTRALIAN PREMIERES, (with exception of other Academy® qualifying Australian festivals).

WE FAVOUR 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.

*Films submitted for the ASEAN Competition do not have to adhere to the premiere guidelines; & must be made by ASEAN permanent residents & citizens.

Overall Rating
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  • Daniel King

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

    August 2019
  • Cengiz Akaygün

    A Great Festival with great Hospitality and well organized. It was a honor for me to be a Part of this Festival and Won a Price! Thank you the whole Team for your great Work.

    February 2019
  • Lauren Jessie Jones

    It was an absolute pleasure having our film screen at Flickerfest. The location is stunning, the lineup of films was amazing and the Flickerfest organisers really go above and beyond to ensure that festival goers and filmmakers have a great time attending and networking at the festival.

    February 2019
  • Tchucango Entertainment

    Can't speak highly enough of this amazing film festival. Lovely hosts, amazing venue and an incredible selection of powerful short films. Filmmakers came from all over the globe. Can highly recommend going as a filmmaker or as someone who just enjoys seeing good films in good company.

    January 2019
  • A terrific experience and one of the best run festivals I have attended. Perfect venue, stellar lineup of films and a terrific collection of people. So much fun and a great honour to be included.

    January 2019