2025 Entries Open | July Tour: Hobart, Merimbula, Katherine, Darwin, Gunnedah & NAIDOC Byron, Ipswich& Waverley!

27th June 2024

Flickerfest On Tour & 2025 Entries Open


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The Flickerfest tour has shared the short film love far and wide including a recent sell-out session in Newcastle with our Novacastrian filmmakers & friends on the 15th June.

This June/July Flickerfest will be hitting the big screen in Canowindra, Hobart, Merimbula, Katherine, Gunnedah, Darwin and more. We will also be celebrating NAIDOC in Byron Bay and Ipswich and back home with Waverley Council.. Tour Dates here.

As we continue to celebrate the films of our 2024 festival far and wide we are also thrilled to announce that entries are now open for Flickerfest 2025 and we can’t wait to see this years crop of amazing short film gems.

Enter now: take advantage of our discounted Regular deadline 12th Sept | Late deadline 9th Oct 

– What’s On This Weekend? – 

Rosnay Organic Vineyard, Canowindra!


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Canowindra – Rosnay Vineyard Cellar Door – Saturday 29th June, 7pm

The Best of Australian Shorts programme hits Canowindra NSW with our long-term partners the award winning Rosnay wines. Join them for a fabulous night of fine wine and films.

Australian legends abound including Bruce Spence in Cold Water and a stellar cast in Ashes, written and directed by Georgina Haigh (The Sapphires, Back to the Rafters), who stars alongside laugh-out-loud performances from comedy masters Michael Caton and Michala Banas; plus the hilarious Favourites starring Stephen Curry (Bay Of Fires, Fisk) and Tony Briggs (Sapphires, The Dry, The Newsreader).

Jump in and book your tickets for our fab Aussie shorts and Rosnay’s delicious meal deal offer!

Get Canowindra Tickets Here

Tassie Films Shine In Hobart Fri 12 & Sat 13 July


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Hobart – Peacock Theatre – Friday 12th & Saturday 13th May, 8pm

Hobart friends, everyone’s Invited to Flickerfest’s Best of International Shorts and Best of Australian Shorts-Tas as we return to the Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart for 2 big night of cinema magic!

Start your weekend on Friday 12 July 8pm, take a trip around the world with the Best of International Shorts and experience the incredible award winning shorts from across the globe that starred at Flickerfest this year. 

Then on Saturday 13 July 8pm, catch the Best of Australian Shorts-Tasalongside films from across Australia Flickerfest is also thrilled to celebrate 5 films with Tasmanian connections, fresh from their Bondi premieres. Highlights include Lean In, starring Kartanya Maynard as both the lead actress and executive producer, Kartanya Maynard is a Trawlwoolway woman of Nipaluna/Hobart in Lutruwita/Tasmania and don’t miss the haunting and hilarious Good Grief, by Tasmania born and raised filmmakers, producer Grace Quinn, and director Hamish Macgregor Joining them is contemporary relationship drama Heart Throb told through the lens of social media, by producers Gillian Crosby and Gabrielle McLeod, both graduates of St Michael’s Collegiate. Stunning short doc Finding Home, set in Launceston, shares the inspiring story of how a young Afghani Yousef embarked on a journey to find this place in the world, arriving in Tasmania with his family of 4 brothers as a UN refugee and dont miss moving mother/son drama Nurseryby writer/director Max Pollard who grew up in Rosetta and attended Claremont college.

​Meet Tassie filmmakers when they introduce their films at the start of the Australian shorts programme Sat night & grab delicious drinks and snacks each night from the Tricycle cafe & bar.

Merimbula – Best Of Oz & Int’l Shorts, Fri 19 & Sat 20 July


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Merimbula – The Twyford – Friday 19th & Saturday 20th July, 7.30pm

We’re thrilled to be back with our friends at The Twyford theatre Merimbula, South Coast NSW for two big nights of award winning shorts and festival favourites from at home and the world. 

On Friday 19th July 7:30pm, Enjoy an incredible collection of Australian stories with the Best of Australian Shorts programme. Highlights include the winner of Best Screenplay at Flickerfest 2024 Cold Water, a poignant and memorable relationship drama, starring industry legend Bruce Spence, the stunning Djalbuyan Nahra, a moving family drama based on personal experiences, written and directed by First Nations filmmaker Jahvis Loveday and cheeky comedy Favourites.

On Saturday 20th July 7:30pm, the Best of International Shorts programme shines a spotlight on masterful international short film stories and talent. Enjoying their Australian premieres are the stunning climate change drama from Ladakh in the Himalaya’s Last Days Of Summer, where a recurring mysterious sound from mountains is heard only by two curious young shepherds and intriguing Spanish film The Masterpiece, winner of the Jury award at both Sundance and Flickerfest.

Katherine gets the Best of Australian Shorts!


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Katherine Cinema 3 – Thursday 25th July, 7pm

Were thrilled to be coming back to Katherine with the Best of Australian Shorts-NT shining a spotlight on heartwarming, moving and contemporary Australian stories that reflect our unique cultural identity, including stunning NT highlights. 

Don’t miss First Drop, a moving production set in Alice Springs, written and directed by Damon van der Schuit and produced by Emma Alix Smith and Bridget May, starring a large cast and crew of Alice Springs locals. On an afternoon in Alice Springs, Ted, (Chris Haywood) a reclusive and bitter retiree is tasked with caring for his Pakistani neighbour’s 8-year-old daughter, Saleha (Thamanna Shahib), thus begins the blossoming of an unlikely friendship

Also shining is the contemporary animation Darwin Story by Darwin born and raised Natasha Tonkin, a talented artist and animator. Natasha currently resides in the UK but her upbringing is the inspiration for her intricate and finely crafted semi autobiographical animated film.

Gunnedah Here We Come!


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The CivicGunnedah– Friday 26th July & Friday 2nd August, 7.30pm

Friday 26th July 7.30pm, Sit back and be enchanted by Australian stories honoring our unique identity and culture in the Best of Australian Shorts programme. Highlights include The Bank Manager based on the true story of a 1932 bank heist, following some seriously colourful characters and their shenanigans; enjoy the heartwarming Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge and don’t miss the stunning AI thriller Fences a Bus Stop Films production, starring Meyne Wyatt and Colin Friels.

The following week, on Friday 2nd August, 7.30pm, the Best of International Shorts programme shines a spotlight on masterful international short film stories and talent. Highlights include the delightful and surprising Irish film Clodagh, about a young girl whose talents intrigue everyone around her.

Darwin Feels the Warmth With Local Shorts!


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Darwin Deckchair Cinema– Saturday 27th July, 7pm & 9pm

Saturday 27th July 7pm, celebrate festival award winners and favourites, including local NT filmmakers, in the Best of Australian Shorts-NT. Dont miss Darwin Story by Darwin born and raised Natasha Tonkin, a talented artist and animator who collaborated on the film with renowned Larrakia artist Dotti J Fejo, who’s goanna images also feature. Natasha’s upbringing is the inspiration for her intricate and finely crafted semi autobiographical animated film, reflecting on her own return home after a long period away. ‘Lee returns to Darwin from London when her mum is taken ill. After a chance encounter, there’s an opportunity to reflect on the past, but is she ready to think differently about the beautiful place she calls home?’ 

Also celebrating NT talent is First Drop, a moving production set in Alice Springs, written and directed by Damon van der Schuit and produced by Emma Alix Smith and Bridget May, starring a large cast and crew of Alice Springs locals. 

On Saturday 27th July 9pm in Darwin don’t miss out on the delightful Short Laughs Comedy and discover a clever off-kilter selection of funny shorts from across the world. Highlights include the delightful UK short Linda by comedian Joe Lycett, about a woman whose tall tales and colourful life seem too good to be true and Australia’s, laugh-out-loud flatmate comedy Room For One More, where Alex must decide between saving his own life or pitching his brilliant short film idea to a friend. 

Celebrating NAIDOC – Byron, Ipswich, Waverley!


This July across Australia Flickerfest is thrilled to celebrate NAIDOC WEEK 2024Come along & enjoy 9 unique short films from talented First Nations filmmakers sharing their stories and honouring this year’s NAIDOC theme ‘Keep The Fire Burning! Blak, Loud And Proud’

Fresh from its premiere at Flickerfest 2024 in Bondi the Flickerfest Indigenous Spotlight programme, will take audiences on a special journey with some incredibly strong & powerful voices.

The programme features multi award winning short films from our most talented first nations filmmakers and storytellers. Highlights include the moving personal family drama Djalbuyan Nahra, by award-winning Northern Rivers First Nations filmmaker Jahvis Loveday, the stunning AFTRS film about standing firm in your culture To Be Silent, by Noongar, Spinifex filmmaker Tace Stephens; Just Beneath The Surface an award winning Torres Strait film from Erub Island by TSI writer/director and artist Jimmy John Thaiday and contemporary Naarm drama Allira about a famous Aboriginal actress who must make a decision, leave her unfaithful husband or stay with him and maintain their rare position as positive representatives of Aboriginal people in the mainstream media.

You can catch these incredible First Nations shorts and celebrate NAIDOC week at the following venues.

Byron Theatre – Tuesday 9th July 
Studio 188 Ipswich – Thursday 11th & Friday 12th July 
Waverley Council Library Theatrette – Friday 12th July 

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