Celebrate Mid Week At Flickerfest- Theres Lots Of Great Shorts To Come!

25th January 2023



Today at the festival catch the finale of two outstanding competitions – International and Australian shorts – before our jury make some very tough decisions awarding this years standout shorts in a stunning field of selections. 

Join us before the screenings and enjoy the view of Bondi Beach from the Pavilion bar with a cocktail, juice or gin in hand, or mingle in our courtyard under the stars! Rub shoulders with the filmmakers and find out more about their films before you see them shine on the big screen. 

The air conditioned theatre is the perfect respite after an afternoon soaking up the rays on the beach, while the outdoor cinema is the only place to be at 9pm this week. And, when it rains, it pours, so we simply head indoors. 

See you this evening for plenty more star-studded fun.


We’re mixing things up tomorrow – check it out below.



 This Survival Day At 6:30PM check out our country’s most creative Indigenous talent, both behind and in front of the camera with our Indigenous Spotlight.  Join us to honour and celebrate our original storytellers and a new generation of filmmakers keeping their culture alive.

Amongst a stunning programme of nine First Nations films is the World Premiere of Bangay Lore from wri./dir./prod. Jahvis Loveday, who will be at the festival to introduce his film. The film follows the journey of a young aboriginal dancer as he struggles with acceptance of his culture outside of the theatre in this thought-provoking exploration of the limitations placed on Indigenous Australian culture, that will leave you questioning the complexities of cultural identity and heritage preservation.

Lelarnie Hatfield, the producer of Generations of Men, will also be at the festival, all the way from Northern QLD, Lelarnie was instrumental in the creation of this film, based on novelist Judith Wright’s story and maintained the films authenticity to the culture of the people and the land on which it was made.



At 9PM, laugh yourself silly with Short Laughs Comedy 1 programme, the first of two hilarious screenings featuring the funniest films from across the festival.

If you’ve never seen a real life super hero, you won’t want to miss Wonder Down Under, which received rapturous applause in the Australian competition this week.

Plus, a noisy and a nosy neighbour come face to face in Troy, whilst some very diva dogs may steal the show in Furbulous.


From superb comedies, to films for a romantic date on a Friday night, a journey through beautiful European cinema and the most amazing queer stories from at home and around the world, there are still so many great shorts screening at Flickerfest 2023 that you don’t want to miss.
Check out all of the amazing films still to screen at Flickerfest in the coming days.



Join us at 7PM this Sunday 29th Sunday and celebrate the end of Flickerfest 2023 with our Gala Red Carpet Closing Night Awards, Screening & After Party. 

Raise a glass to our filmmakers, mingle with award-winners and tear up the dance floor after the show. It is the finale of 10 days of exceptional shorts and superb cinema talent and we are ready to celebrate and enjoy every last moment in Bondi Beach of Flickerfest 2023! 

Tickets are selling fast- don’t miss out!



Flickerlab is the industry event of the YEAR if you have even just one teeny inkling interest in Film and TV! From 10am – 5:15pmFriday immerse yourself in the world we all love so much, as you spend the day with some of the industry’s leading experts, offering up their expertise and wisdom with a range of panels designed to enhance and develop your creative ideas and get your content creation noticed in the marketplace.

Our panellists on the day will include:
George Miller (Mad Max, Happy Feet, Three Thousand Years of Longing), Hannah Barlow (Sissy), Kane Senes (Sissy), Tsu Shan Chambers (Unsound), Dean Francis (Lonesome), Rachel Gardner (Curio Pictures, The Stranger), Megan Riakos (Crushed), Dov Kornits (Screen Inc.), Huna Amweero (Blaze), Del Kathryn Barton (Blaze), Fiona Williams (Managing Editor SBS Movies), Dean Francis (Lonesome), Paul Struthers (Lonesome), Kristen Hodges (Screen Australia), Garry Maddox (SMH Senior Writer/Film Writer).

A big thank you to our Flickerlab sponsor, AFTRS, whose graduate films in Flickerfest this year have proved that if you want to study film AFTRS has to be the #1 choice in Australia. 

See… we told you… FlickerLab it is the place to be this Friday!

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