Flickerfest International Short Film Festival is calling for entries


FLiCKERFEST, Australia’s premier international short film festival, will be held 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 centers around Australia.


Entries close: 30 September 2016

click here: HOW TO ENTER



The 2017 Festival will include the following competitions and awards:


The 2017 Festival will include the following competitions:

International: Open to films from anywhere in the world (outside of Australia) under 35mins. *Academy ®Qualifying and BAFTA recognised.

Australian: Open to films made in Australia or by Australian residents under 35mins. *Academy ®Qualifying.

Documentary: Open to Australian & International short documentaries under 35mins. *Academy ®Qualifying.

GreenFlicks: Open to Australian & International films that focus on or have environmental themes under 35mins

Windows On Europe – Competition for Best EU Film.

FlickerUp: Australian Youth & Schools Competition – open to films from students enrolled in primary or secondary schools in Australia, or individuals under 18. (This competition will be divided into 2 sections: one for primary age and one for secondary age students) films under 35mins.

Flickerfest will also screen special showcases out of competition including Comedy, Love Bites Relationship shorts, Flickerkids shorts for shorties and more..


Award for Best Short Film – (Academy® Accredited)

Special Jury Award

Award for Best Animation – (Academy® Accredited)

Award for Best Documentary (Academy® Accredited)

Award for Best Environmental Short Film

Award for Best Use of Digital Technology in a Short Film


Award for Best Australian Short Film (Academy® accredited)

Award for Best Direction in an Australian Short Film

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 $40,000 AUD in value.

Flickerfest is an Academy® Accredited and BAFTA-recognized festival.


All eligible films must be under 35 minutes and produced in the last 2 years.

(Sources: flickerfest.com, filmfestivallife.com)




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