Call for Entries 2023

FLiCKERFEST 32nd International Short Film Festival
Friday 20 – Sunday 29, January 2023
Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

Flickerfest is an Academy® Award Qualifying and BAFTA Qualifying festival.

FLiCKERFEST, Australia’s premier international short film festival, will be held at the Bondi Pavilion on Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach in January 2023. The Festival in 2023 will celebrate 32 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 2023 Entries

FLiCKERFEST 2023 Official entries for our International, Australian and Documentary competitions are now open.
Enquiries email: [email protected]

Official Entries – How To Enter page here
Regular Entries deadline: 12th September 2022
Late Entries deadline: 10th October 2022

SAE FlickerUp Schools & Youth competition entry details:
FlickerUp – How To Enter page here
SAE FlickerUp deadline: 4th November 2022

To submit your film you must fulfill the Eligibility Criteria & abide by the Terms & Conditions on the How To Enter page here.

For many filmmakers across the globe 2022 has been a strange and difficult year and we at Flickerfest understand that COVID-19 has put up some roadblocks for many filmmakers not being able to complete their shorts to schedule. Due to this we will be open to working with filmmakers in accepting late submissions and/or cuts of shorts for consideration providing that the finalised film can be delivered in a timely manner to screen in Bondi in January 2023 if selected.
Please email: [email protected] with any enquiries.

We can’t wait to announce our Flickerfest 2023 programme in December 2022 for our Academy® Award Qualifying and BAFTA Qualifying festival.

2023 is promising to be a bumper programme with FLiCKERFEST celebrating our 32nd 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!

COMPETITION ENTRY

The 2023 Festival will include the following competitions:
Click the Competition to Enter for Eligibility, Online Entry, T&C’s.

InternationalOpen to films from anywhere in the world (outside of Australia); under 35mins, completed in the last 2 years.

AustralianOpen to films made in Australia or by Australian residents; under 35mins, completed in the last 2 years.

DocumentaryOpen to Australian & International short documentaries; under 35mins, completed in the last 2 years.

FlickerUpAustralian Youth & Schools Competition – open to films from students enrolled in secondary schools in Australia, or individuals under 18. All films under 35mins, completed in the last 2 years …more>

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

Flickerfest Award for Best Short Film (Academy® qualifying)

Flickerfest Special Jury Award

Yoram Gross Award for Best Short Animation (Academy® Award Qualifying)

Flickerfest Award for Best Short Documentary (Academy® Award Qualifying)

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

Azure Productions Award for Best Rainbow LGBTQi Short Film

AUSTRALIAN AWARDS

Panasonic Lumix Award for Best Australian Short Film (Academy® Award Qualifying)

Yoram Gross Award for Best Australian Animation

Spectrum Films Award for Best Direction in an Australian Short Film

John Barry Award for Best Cinematography in an Australian Short Film

Avid Award for Best Editing in an Australian Short Film

Avid Award For Best Original Music In An Australian Short Film

Rebel8 Award for Outstanding Emerging Female Director

SAE FLiCKERUP AWARDS

SAE Award for Best Australian High School/Youth Short Film

Yoram Gross Award for Best Australian High School/Youth Animation

Avid Award for Best Editing in a High School/Youth Short Film

Industry and cash prizes will be awarded in the above categories of approx $30,000 AUD in value.

(please email [email protected] with any enquiries)

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