Film, Film festivals
Flickerfest amphitheater shows a woman at the beach on screen
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[Sponsored] Catch some of the most innovative, provocative and wildly entertaining short films the world has to offer at this leading short film festival

Now in its 28th year and bigger than ever, Flickerfest is both Australia's original open-air cinema and an annual distillation of the best short filmmaking in the world.

More than 2,700 entries have been whittled down to a line-up of 200 short films for the festival at Bondi Pavilion. Flickerfest is the only short film festival in the country where prize winners obtain eligibility for consideration in both the Academy Awards and the BAFTAs.

The 2019 Flickerfest season launches in Sydney January 11-20 before touring the rest of the country to 50+ venues. The event features glam Opening Night and Closing Night Parties under the stars at Bondi Beach and a panoramic Pop Up Beach Bar. Both events are also pretty swell for celebrity spotting, if that's your bag.

A highlight of Flickerfest every year is the Flickerfest trailer, which always riffs on a famous movie or star. Last year's trailer was a spin on 'Crocodile' Dundee, with Darren Gilshenan steeping into the shoes of Paul Hogan. This year, the classic 1960s dynamic duo, Batman and Robin, team up with Batgirl as they try to defeat the Joker, who wants to destroy the Flickerfest Gala. The trailer features Tai Hara, James Fraser, Chantelle Jamieson and Marcus Graham as the Joker.

Tickets are on sale now.


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