August tour Narrabri & Western Downs | Exciting new competition with Specsaver’s Australia

27th July 2023

July has been a busy month for Flickerfest with audiences embracing our incredible short films in Hobart, Merimbula, Katherine and Darwin and a special celebration of First Nations stories for NAIDOC in Byron Bay.

We were honoured to participate in the Women Deliver conference in Rwanda with 3 stunning Australian films celebrating our women’s stories, in partnership with the Australian Consulate in Nairobi, Kenya. 

There’s no shortage of entries at Flickerfest HQ since our entries opened for 2024 one month ago. If you haven’t entered your film yet, you can still take advantage of our discounted regular entry fee, which closes on the 11th September. Enter Flickerfest Now

In exciting news we are thrilled to announce a new partnership and National TVC Competition with Specsaver’s Australia that will give our filmmakers even more opportunities to develop their skills and careers.

Read on and check out all of our exciting news and offers below!

On The Road This August


Flickerfest is thrilled to return to The Crossing Theatre at Narrabri on the 4th August, showcasing our Best of Australian Shorts with our long time partners Narrabri Shire Council. Once again highlights include Award winning and much loved Australian films and a cheeky cameo from parliamentarian Barnaby Joyce in Greg Moran’s much loved family comedy, White Lies, what’s not to love! See you soon Narrabri. 

This August Flickerfest is also excited to return to Queensland’s Western Downs visiting four community halls. The tour kicks off Dalby (4th August), Jandowae (11th August), Meandarra (12th August) and concluding in Chinchilla (18th August). Best Australian short film winner Katele (Mudskipper), a highlight of our Best of Australian shorts programme is coming home, with writer/director John Harvey growing up in nearby Roma in the Western Downs.

Submit Your ‘Should’ve gone to Specsavers’ Moment for Your Chance to Win $5k


You know the ads. They’re the iconic Specsavers commercials featuring people caught in hilarious moments of sight error, prompting people to get their eyes tested.There’s the dad casting a line with his boat keys attached instead of a fishing lure. Or the lifeguard rescuing a baby seal from the surf.

These ads have been gracing Australian screens for over 15 years, and ‘Should’ve gone to Specsavers’ has become part of our national vernacular. Now we’re inviting you to submit your own Should’ve ideas and become part of the brand’s legacy. You need to come up with a script for a 1-minute commercial that delivers an entertaining, light-hearted eyesight gag, with the line “Should’ve gone to Specsavers” as the punchline. 

Our friends at Specsaver’s will then help us choose a winner, then they’ll fund production to bring your script to life. The winning ad will then premier on the big screen at FlickerFest 2024 in Bondi, before appearing in 45 other venues around the country as part of our national tour from Feb-Oct 2024.

On top of all that, the winner will receive $5,000.

Entry is free and open to Australian residents so don’t miss out! Check out more details below.

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