Catch some of the most innovative, provocative and wildly entertaining short films the world has to offer at Australia’s leading short film festival
Now in its 26th 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 2,400 entries will be whittled down to a tight line-up of 100 short films for the January 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 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 it was Marilyn Monroe, and the year before that 007.
The new trailer, by director Dena Curtis, has a Wizard of Oz theme and stars Miranda Tapsell and an all-Indigenous cast:
The Flickerfest Australian competitive programme will be announced on December 7; all other programmes will be announced by December 14. Launching in Sydney January 6-15 , Flickerfest will run in Sydney for ten days before touring the rest of the country to 50+ venues.