Call for Entries 2020

FLiCKERFEST 29th International Short Film Festival
10-19 January 2020, 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 2019. The Festival in 2020 will celebrate 29 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 2020 Call for Entries!

FLiCKERFEST 2020 Entries Open in July | Entries Close: mid Oct 2019 (except for invited films)
*Note: FlickerUp  entries close: late Oct 2019
Please email with any enquiries.

We can’t wait to announce our Flickerfest 2020 programme in December 2019 for our Academy® Accredited and BAFTA-recognised festival.

2020 is promising to be a bumper programme with FLiCKERFEST celebrating our 29th year of screening the best short films from Australia and around the world, across 10 days & nights of 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 fulfill the Eligibility criteria, & abide by the Terms & Conditions.

CLiCK HERE: HOW TO ENTER (Eligibility, On-line Entry, T&C’s)



The 2019 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

ASEAN: Open to films made in ASEAN countries by ASEAN residents; under 35mins

FlickerUpAustralian Youth & Schools Competition – open to films from students enrolled in primary or secondary schools in Australia, or individuals under 18. (This competition is divided into 2 sections: one for primary age & one for secondary age youth/students) films under 35mins. …more>



Award for Best Short Film – (Academy® Accredited)

Special Jury Award

Yoram Gross Award for Best Short Animation – (Academy® Accredited)

Award for Best Short Documentary (Academy® Accredited)

SAE Award for Best Use of Digital Technology in a Short Film

EUDEL Award for Best EU Short Film

Australia NOW Award for Best ASEAN Short Film




Award for Best Australian Short Film (Academy® accredited)

Award for Best Direction in an Australian Short Film

Award for Best Script In an Australian Short Film 

Award for Best Cinematography in an Australian Short Film

Award for Best Editing in an Australian Short Film

Award for Best Achievement in Sound in an Australian Short

SAE Award for Best Australian High School/Youth Short Film

Yoram Gross Award for Best Australian High School/Youth Animation

Award for Best Australian Primary School/Youth Short Film

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

(please email with any enquiries)

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