How To Enter FLiCKERFEST 2024 FlickerUp Competition
FLiCKERFEST 33rd International Short Film Festival
Friday 19 – Sunday 28, January 2024
Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
Flickerfest is an Academy Awards® Qualifying and BAFTA Qualifying festival.
FLiCKERFEST, Australia’s premier international short film festival, will be held at Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach in January 2024. The Festival in 2024 will celebrate 33 years of screening the best short films from Australia and around the world in competitions and special showcases.
FLiCKERFEST 2024 FlickerUp Entries
FlickerUp 2024 competition is an Australian Youth & Schools Competition which screens at Flickerfest – open to films from students enrolled in secondary schools in Australia, & individuals 18 years & under. Films to be under 35mins, completed in the last 2 years.
FlickerUp submissions extended deadline: Wednesday 22nd November 2023
Please email: [email protected] with any enquiries.
Selected films will screen in the FlickerUp programme on Saturday 27th January 2024 at the festival at Bondi Beach followed by an award presentation with our jury.
HOW TO ENTER YOUR FILM
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.
SUBMIT YOUR FILM VIA OUR ONLINE PORTAL
You can submit to Flickerfest through Film Freeway.
Film institutes & schools with multiple entries may contact the festival office on [email protected] for a multiple entry discount code & instructions.
‘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, & more.’
FlickerUp 2024 Entries Now Open!
Entry Fee: USD $17 per film
Download our new Flickerfest 2024 FlickerUp Education Resource with some great tips to inform your filmmaking process.
We cant wait to announce our Flickerfest 2024 programme in December 2023.
Join us on the red carpet in Bondi this January!
FLiCKERFEST 2024 FlickerUp Awards
Flickerfest Award for Best Australian Youth Short Film
Yoram Gross Award for Best Australian Youth Animation
Avid Award for Best Editing in an Australian Youth Short Film
The FlickerUp jury over the years has been led by industry professionals including: Eliza Scanlen (Little Women, Babyteeth), Hunter Page-Lochard (Cleverman, Brand Nue Dae), Odessa Young (Shirley, The Daughter), Marvin Rowland (The Gamers 2037), Morgan Davies (Stormboy), Jessica Ellicott (Transmission Films), James Fraser (December Boys), Harry Greenwood (Hacksaw Ridge), Mitzi Ruhlmann (Boys in the Trees), Morgan Griffin (The Sleepover Club), Callan McAuliffe (The Great Gatsby, I am Number Four), Rahel Romahn (The Principal), Alice Keohavong (The Rocket), Renee Brack (SAE Creative Media Institute), Liron Gilmore (SAE Creative Media Institute).
- To be eligible for Flickerfest competitions all shorts must be no more than 35 minutes in length.
- All productions screened at Flickerfest 2024 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 ProRes file.
Films submitted for the FlickerUp National Youth competition do not have to adhere to the premiere guidelines.
For any questions re eligibility please email [email protected]
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
If your film is selected for competition or an out-of-competition showcase, you will be advised by Monday 11th December, where possible. We will then require all successful entries to FlickerUp 2024 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 19th December 2023.
Flickerfest expects selected filmmakers to provide a digital file for screening quality as either a H.264 or Apple Pro Res file. FlickerUp filmmakers are expected to send files on hard drive or USB sticks.
Filmmakers and Guests
Unfortunately we are unable to assist filmmakers with their travel within Australia. However we warmly welcome filmmakers who are able to attend the Festival. A complimentary double pass is provided for filmmakers to their screening.
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: [email protected]
Phone: 0455 037 441