Entries 2018

12th-21st January 2018, Bondi Beach, Sydney AUSTRALIA

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

FLiCKERFEST, Australia’s premier international short film festival, will be held at the Bondi Pavilion on Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach in January 2018. The Festival in 2018 will celebrate 27 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.

FLiCKERFEST 2018 Submissions Open in July 2017

*Note: Entries Deadlines: end September 2017

FLiCKERFEST 2018 general submissions open in July 2017.
Thanks to all the filmmakers who have entered this year. We’ve had an exceptional response.
We cant wait to announce our programme in December 2017, for our Academy® Accredited and BAFTA-recognised festival.

2018 is promising to be a bumper programme with FLiCKERFEST celebrating our 27th year of screening the best short films from Australia and around the world across our competition and special showcase programmes once again on Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach.

Join us on the red carpet in Bondi this January!


To submit your film you must fulfil the eligibility criteria and abide by the terms and conditions

click here: HOW TO ENTER (eligibility, regulations, t&c’s, on-line entry portals)



The 2018 Festival will include the following competitions:

International: Open to films from anywhere in the world (outside of Australia) under 35mins

Australian: Open to films made in Australia or by Australian residents under 35mins

Documentary: Open to Australian & International short documentaries under 35mins

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

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.
*Note: Entries Deadline for FlickerUp is: early October 2017



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.

(please email coordinator@flickerfest.com.au with any enquiries)

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