How To Enter 2018

To enter your film you must fulfill the eligibility criteria and abide by the terms and conditions (at end of page).

FLiCKERFEST 2018 Entries Now Open!

FLiCKERFEST 2018 entries open: 7 July 2017 | close: 29 Sept 2017

Thanks to all the filmmakers who have entered this year. We’ve had an exceptional response.
Stay tuned 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!

 

ELIGIBILITY:

  • To be eligible for Flickerfest competitions all shorts must be no more than 35 minutes in length.
  • All productions screened at Flickerfest 2016 must have been completed within 2 years of the entry closing date and must be in English or have English subtitles.
  • All selected films must be available to screen on H.264 or Apple Pro Res.
  • WE PREFER INTERNATIONAL SHORTS THAT ARE AN AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE.
  • DUE TO THE COMPETITIVE NATURE OF FLiCKERFEST, WE FAVOUR AUSTRALIAN FILMS THAT ARE AUSTRALIAN PREMIERES (with exception of other Academy® qualifying Australian festivals).
  • AUSTRALIAN FILMS SELECTED FOR COMPETITION SHOULD NOT HAVE SCREENED IN NSW WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF THE FESTIVAL DATES (with exception of other Academy® qualifying Australian festivals).
  • FOR ALL COMPETITIONS WE PREFER FILMS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN BROADCAST IN AUSTRALIA OR MADE AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET.

Films submitted for the School Students Competition do not have to adhere to the premier guidelines. For any questions re eligibility please email coordinator@flickerfest.com.au

 

HOW TO ENTER YOUR FILM:

Select the best platform for you, upload your film and enter to the festival.

Flickerfest receives a large volume of enquiries regarding fee waivers.
As much as Flickerfest would like to give films a waiver, we cannot do so unless the circumstances are exceptional.  Our entry fees go towards covering prizes for our Academy® Accredited and BAFTA recognised competition winners, accreditation and accommodation for selected filmmakers who attend the festival and general festival operation costs.

SUBMIT YOUR FILM VIA ONE OF OUR ONLINE PORTALS

You can submit to Flickerfest through Film Festival Life and Film Freeway.
Film institutes & schools with multiple entries may contact the festival office on coordinator@flickerfest.com.au for a multiple entry discount code & instructions.

FILM FESTIVAL LIFE
‘We encourage committed filmmakers to submit via FilmFestivalLife. With monthly subscriptions and pro accounts FilmFestivalLife is the smartest way to save money with a strategic approach. Join the platform where award-winning filmmakers and quality festivals meet.’
Click here to enter via FILM FESTIVAL LIFE
FilmFestivalLife submit button

FILMFREEWAY
‘Flickerfest International Short Film Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world’s best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.’
Click here to enter via FILMFREEWAY
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 * Note: (=approx EUR €27 per film + approx EUR €2.50 service fee if applicable)

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Film Selection

If your film is selected for competition or an out-of-competition showcase, you will be advised by 2nd December, where possible. We will then require all successful entries to complete an acceptance form to be emailed, faxed or posted back to us, and arrangements made for files to arrive at the festival before the 9th December 2016.

Selected Films

Flickerfest expects selected filmmakers to provide a digital file for screening quality as either a H.264 or Apple Pro Res file. Australian filmmakers are expected to send files on hard drive or USB sticks. (in exceptional circumstances filmmakers can be provided with an FTP service)

Flickerfest Australian Tour

Following the festival, a selection of films screened in the International and Australian competitions plus some in out-of-competition programmes will be toured around Australia. If your film is unable to tour it WILL remain eligible for competition. All touring films will be paid screening royalties.

Filmmakers and Guests

Unfortunately we are unable to assist all filmmakers with their travel to or within Australia. However we will assist with accommodation for all international guests accredited to the festival and warmly welcome filmmakers who are able to attend the Festival or National Tour.

Rights granted by the Producer

The Producer grants Flickerfest the right to reproduce part of their film (maximum 1 min) for the purposes only of promoting the festival. This may be as part of a compilation; for exhibition by any means including theatrical screening, internet; for cable, satellite, microwave or by any medium not yet devised.

ENTERING A FILM IN THIS FESTIVAL IMPLIES THE ACCEPTANCE OF THESE REGULATIONS!

Enquiries: coordinator@flickerfest.com.au

Phone: +61 2 9365 6877