Honouring Survival Day At Flickerfest | Check Out Our End Of Week Highlights

26th January 2023



Today at the festival Flickerfest honours First Nations people across Australia. Be Part of  our celebration of First Nations stories from some of this country’s most creative talent, both behind and in front of the camera with our Indigenous Spotlight at 6:30PM. Then catch the premiere of our Short Laughs Comedy programme, which includes the delightful Oscar nominated Australian animation An Ostrich Told Me The World Is Fake And I Think I Believe It at 9PM

There are drinks, views and films galore to enjoy with a view of the beach before the screenings. We can’t wait to see you there – we have four days left at the festival and we are lapping up every minute! 


Celebrate the end of the week at Flickerfest with our one day immersion in all things film and TV FlickerLab. Catch our amazing programme of Rainbow Shorts, the best of queer cinema from Australia and the world, and journey through the joys and pitfalls of modern relationships with our fun Love Bites programme.



Don’t miss out on the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of film and TV at FlickerLab here at the Bondi Pavilion from 10am – 5:15pmtomorrow, the industry event of the year!

Join some of the industry’s leading experts, including George Miller (Mad Max, Happy Feet, Three Thousand Years of Longing), for a day of panels designed to enhance and develop your creative ideas and get your content noticed. 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. 

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).



 At 6:30PM check out Flickerfest’s Rainbow Shorts programme, which celebrates LGBTIQ+ stories from around the world. For the sixth year curator Craig Boreham takes us around the world and on an amazing journey through the best of contemporary queer cinema. Direct from Cannes and TIFF check out the haunting The Pass from the USA .



 At 9PM, if you’re looking for the perfect date night or just a programme of upbeat and heartwarming shorts, check out our LoveBites programme and explore the joys and pitfalls of modern relationships. Don’t miss a festival favourite – the hilarious My Eyes Are Up Here by NZ director Nathan Morris – and meet Sonya, a super busy, sought after model whose one night stand with a clumsy but considerate man changes her perspective. Producer of the film Vanessa Muir will be in attendance to introduce her film. 

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