7th July 2021


Dear Flickerfest friends far and wide…

FLiCKERFEST 2022 is now open for entries!

Enter Now across All Competitions here!

Flickerfest will be back and bigger than ever in 2022 with entries open now for submissions in all categories, with tonnes of cash and prizes up for grabs.

2022 is promising to be a bumper programme with FLiCKERFEST celebrating our 31st year of screening the best short films from Australia and around the world, across 10 days & nights of our competition and special showcase programmes in our bespoke festival garden on Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach.

Don’t miss your chance to screen your films at Australia’s most iconic beach under the stars at the country’s only OSCAR® and BAFTA Qualifying short film festival.

The Festival has been a major launching pad for some of Australia’s and the world’s most celebrated filmmakers. Don’t miss your chance to launch your film on the world stage in programmes that applaud bold, inspiring, creative and unforgettable short films from far and wide.

Please feel free to email us with any questions about our 2022 entry regulations and any other questions you may have including discount codes for multiple entries.

Flickerfest looks forward to sharing your short films with our our film-loving audience at our bespoke Festival Garden in Bondi in January!

Entries Now Open
Early Bird submissions close: 10th September

General submissions close: 8th October
FlickerUp submissions close: 5th November
Be a part of the fun and celebrate your film at #FLiCKERFEST2022
Get your entries in now!

See entry details, categories and T&C’s: www.flickerfest.com.au/entries


Celebrate Indigenous culture and storytelling this week as the Flickerfest tour heads to the Katherine Star Cinema to showcase our very special Best of Indigenous Shorts programme curated by Alice Springs filmmaker and Flickerfest Alumni/past juror Dylan River.  The programme features the brightest lights in Indigenous filmmakers from across the Northern Territory including Warwick Thornton, Erica Glynn, Dena Curtis and Beck Cole and is a selection of moving and soulful shorts from the past 30 years of Flickerfest that have inspired Dylan along his own filmmaking journey. Catch it this Thursday evening with thanks to our friends at the Katherine Film Society.

The Flickerfest Tour will also land  at the Katherine Star Cinema next Thursday 15th July to showcase the Best of Australian Shorts programme.

The Arakwal CorporationFlickerfest & iQ Inc annual evening of inspiring Indigenous storytelling celebrating NAIDOC Week 2021 and this years theme ‘Heal Country’ at the Byron Theatre tonight is SOLD OUT.  A second screening on Saturday 10th July was added and this too has also SOLD OUT.  A huge thanks to the Byron Shire community and the Byron Theatre for their support of this annual showcase of our most talented First Nations filmmakers.

Don’t forget you can celebrate NAIDOC week from the comfort of your home with an incredible collection of First Nations short films selected from the past 30 years of Flickerfest, from acclaimed directors including Warwick Thornton, Wayne Blair and Deborah Mailman available now on SBS On Demand.


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