Kick Start Your Week With World-class Short Cinema At Flickerfest!

22nd January 2024



The first 3 days of Flickerfest have been a huge success, with many sold out sessions, great enthusiasm for the films screened and so many excited filmmaker guests from Australia and the world sharing their films for the first time.

We’ve had an awesome cinematic journey so far, with many more to come!

 At 630pm tonight, kick off your week with the Best Of International Shorts 3, featuring the quirky and humorous French/Lebanese coproduction If The Sun Drowned In An Ocean Of Clouds, where a lonely security guard takes on both his corrupt bosses and annoying passers by at a Beirut waterfront development and from Ireland the heartwarming short Room Taken, from Oscar winner and 4 time Flickerfest alumni T. J O’Grady-Peyton, where an unusual bond is formed between a lonely Irish woman and a new arrival. 

Stay for our 9pm session Best Of Australian Shorts 5, featuring the world premiere of Emma Leonard’s hilarious social media themed short The Followed, plus the moving and personal First Nations drama Djalbuyan Nahra by 3rd time Flickerfest alumni Jahvis Loveday.

And remember if the weathers stormy for our outdoor screening at 9pm we have our indoor theatre ready to roll.

Last tickets are still available so book them now!




Tuesday 6.30pm join us for the Best Of International Shorts 4 screening in our air-conditioned theatre at Bondi Pavilion. Highlights include 2 amazing World Premieres: The Green Country, a stunning Norwegian drama which cleverly explores the consequences and contradictions of climate change, in a country that considers itself amongst the most green in the world. Plus, the awesome short War is Over! by  talented director Dave Mullins, created in partnership with the real-time animation studio ElectroLeague and The John Lennon Estate and shortlisted for an Oscar! 



At 9pm, celebrate the talent of Australian filmmakers at Best Of Australian Shorts 6. Be the first to see the quirky queer musical rom-com of Pineapple, by Sophie Saville, winner of the Pitch, Pleez! competition program. Screening alongside the captivating World Premiere of Portrait from director Grace Louey. ‘When teenager Siah decides to take a nude selfie, she feels both exhilarated and mature. But when she receives news that her photo has been shared, Siah’s sexual agency all but evaporates before her until she finds a novel way to claim it back.’




Don’t miss your chance to engage and learn from the best in the industry at AFTRS FlickerLab.

From 10 am until 5pm, immerse yourself in the latest film and TV trends. Spend the day with some of the industry’s leading experts, sharing 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.

The entire scope of the filmmaking experience is covered, from initial concept through to script, producing, marketing, distribution and the latest cross-platform and alternative distribution methods.

First up meet our experienced screenwriters, moderator Imogene Gardam working at Screen Australia as Development Executive, critically acclaimed award-winning Wri/Dir Samuel Van Grinsven (‘Sequin in a Blue Room‘ SFF 2019), ​and award-winning Director Darlene Johnson (‘Bluey‘, ‘Rabbit Proof Fence‘). 

Then joining us for the Director’s panel are Wri/Dir/Act Alice Englert (‘Boyfriend Game‘, ‘Bad Behaviour’ Sundance 2023, SFF 2023), the legendary David Michôd (‘Animal Kingdom’,’The King’), and the award-winning Australian short Wri/Dir Peter Skinner (‘Lost Boy‘, ‘Stranger‘). who is just completing his first feature, ‘Two Ugly People’. Moderated by esteemed Head of Curation for SBS On Demand Fiona Williams,

After lunch our producers panel ‘Making it Happen’ is moderated by Andrea Ulbrick, the Investment and Development Manager at Screen Australia’s Scripted Content Department;  Meet the producer of ‘The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart‘, most-watched Australian streaming series worldwide, Jodi Matterson; the Australian film and television producer Jamie Hilton, and the talented MahVeen Shahraki (‘Ellie & Abbie‘).

Then learn all about distribution with managing director and founder of Select Field, Ulysses Oliver; distribution executive and film programmer Jessica Ellicott; and award-winning Wri/Dir Ronnie S. Riskalla in Market to Market, which explores the world of sharing your content on all platforms; inc:  distribution, festivals & multi-platform distribution.

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