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Celebrating its 28th year in 2019, Flickerfest has grown to become Australia's leading competitive International Short Film Festival with entries coming from filmmakers across the globe. Flickerfest screens 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

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
• Award for Best Cinematography in an Australian Short Film
• Award for Best Editing in an Australian Short Film
• Award for Best Achievement in Sound in an Australian Short
• SAE Award for Best Australian High School/Youth Short Film
• Yoram Gross Award for Best Australian High School/Youth Short Animation
• 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 2018 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.

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  • Bryce Thomas

    Flickerfest is Australia's best traditional short festival in my mind. It was an incredible experience premiering Halfsies there (I, unfortunately, was overseas for the end of the festival). I couldn't reccomend it highly enough.

    February 2018
  • Genevieve Clay-Smith

    An amazing festival with incredible networking opportunities, one of Australia's best film festivals 100%

    January 2018
  • Great festival and really enjoyed myself.

    January 2018
  • Clarissa Jacobson

    Didn't get to attend, but this was a wonderful experience with the programmers and people who ran the fest - very in communication, a lot of promotion and a great and prestigious fest to boot. Not only that I met several of the filmmakers on line that also got in the fest and were there - they sent me photos and helped promote as well - so really supportive atmosphere - also the quality of films from the fest I saw were terrific. Hope to make it down there when we get the feature made!

    January 2018