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#5 Reasons to Submit to Flickerfest International Short Film Festival

FLiCKERFEST, Australia’s premier international short film festival, will be held under the summer stars at the Bondi Pavilion on Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach in January 2017.

The Festival in 2017 will celebrate 26 years of screening the best short films from Australia and around the world in competitions and special showcases. Following the Festival in Sydney, a selection of films will go on tour to 50+ capital cities and regional centres around Australia.


  1. Industry and cash prizes awarded across categories totalling over $40,000 AUD in value.
  2. Flickerfest is an Academy® Accredited and BAFTA-recognised festival.
  3. Walk the red carpet and screen your work at Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach.
  4. Flickerfest is a hub of filmmaker and industry events and a fantastic opportunity for screen practitioner networking.
  5. Eligible films are screened to a high profile industry jury.


International Awards:

  • Award for Best Short Film – (Academy® Accredited)
  • Special Jury Prize
  • Yoram Gross Award for Best Animation – (Academy® Accredited)
  • Award for Best Documentary (Academy® Accredited)
  • Award for Best Environmental Short Film
  • SAE Award for Best Use of Digital Technology in a Short Film

Australian Awards:

  • Virgin Australia Award for Best Australian Short Film (Academy® accredited)
  • Canon Award for Best Direction in an Australian Short Film
  • Media Super Award for Best Australian Screenplay
  • Yoram Gross Award for Best Australian Animation
  • Award for Best Cinematography in an Australian Short Film
  • Award for Best Editing in an Australian Short Film

 *Industry and cash prizes will be awarded in the above categories of over AUD$40,000 in value.

Flickerfest looks forward to welcoming all selected filmmakers with full accreditation and accommodation packages allowing them to participate in all gala parties, networking events and screenings across our ten day celebration of short film at Australia’s most iconic beach in the peak of summer.

For more info:


Bronwyn Kidd, Festival Director
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival
8 Jan – 17 Jan, 2015
Sydney, Australia

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