Flickerfest 2014

1st November 2013

Spectacular Short Films with Soul!  

Flickerfest, Sydney’s premier international short film festival is back!

Once again the one of a kind celebration of film that is Flickerfest will be held from the 10 – 19 January 2014. Taking place at Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach, Australia’s only Academy® Accredited and BAFTA recognised short film competition will be screening at the Bondi Pavilion. After the Bondi season highlights of the festival will tour to 50+ venues across Australia on our national tour between Jan and May.

Celebrating its 23rd year, Flickerfest remains a platform for showcasing the most entertaining and innovative short film making from around the world. Filmmakers can enter works into the International, Australian and Documentary categories as well as GreenFlicks for films with an environmental focus or theme and the category aimed at Australian high school and primary school students, FlickerUup. All Flickerfest competitions , will to be judged by a panel of leading industry experts.

All competitions are open to any short film under 30 minutes completed within two years of the entry closing dates. An international and Australian made up of industry experts will grant jury will grant the prestigious awards. In 2013 the Best Australian Short Film Award also received the honour of becoming Academy® Accredited, joining our international Awards for Best short Film and Best Animation n this category and creating even greater opportunities for Australian film makers to be recognised on the world stage; The Flickerfest Award for Best Short Film (Academy® Accredited) and the Yoram Gross Award for Best Animation Short Film (Academy® Accredited).  In addition to these categoriesis a host of other Awards and Industry prizes will be given valued at over $50,000 AUD celebrating excellence across the film making craft.

Flickerfest, renowned as Sydney’s first outdoor beachside cinema, kicks off the summer movie season under the stars at Bondi Beach screening the best short films from Australia and around the world in a unique and relaxed and quintessentially Aussie environment. Balmy nights, summer breezes and a hotly contested competition are sure to herald the most innovative, provocative and entertaining shorts in the industry. And, with over 2000 films entered again this year, Flickerfest 2014 is gearing up to be bigger and better than ever!

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