LESS THAN A WEEK TIL FLiCKERFEST 2022
5 DAYS TO GO TIL WE HIT THE BIG SCREEN!
With only just over one week to go until Flickerfest hits our big screens under the stars and under the big top at Bondi, we are getting so excited to share an extraordinary programme of 200 of the worlds best short films with you. From hilarious comedy to moving social drama, amazing real life documentary tales, the joy of love, films for families and much much more this exceptional programme will take you on a journey across Australia and the world from the comfort of your cinema seat!
Our alfresco Covid safe festival garden makes the most of the great outdoors so why not grab a table with your mates pre and post screening and enjoy delicious Mexican treats from the Mexican Cantina food truck and refreshing chilled beverages from our fabulous partners Four Pillars Gin, Gage Roads Brewing, Rosnay Organic Wines and PS Organic that provide the perfect accompaniment to an unforgettable night of the best short cinema from Australia and the world.
SPOTLIGHT ON INDIGENOUS FILMMAKING TALENT
We honour Survival-day at Flickerfest with our Indigenous Spotlight, showcasing on an incredible collection of fresh indigenous shorts handpicked from across Flickerfest 2022, recognising our most talented indigenous creatives, both in front of and behind the camera. Highlights include the delightful animation Wanmari from the NT’s Ngukkurr story project, screening alongside the world premiere of Rhys Days and producer Tyson Perkins haunting Strange Country, starring Hunter Page-Lochard, a tale about ancient spirits that inhabit a far remote corner of Australia’s wilderness.
CELEBRATE TRUE STORIES WITH OUR DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION PROGRAMMES
What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than catching the most remarkable true tales from around the globe. The second of our incredible Academy® Qualifying competition programmes, Best of Documentary Shorts 2, features the multi-award winning Love Dad from the Czech Republic, a highly creative and intimate documentary exploring the connection between a daughter and her estranged father across the years, along with the fabulously fun Venetian Men, a love letter to teenage girls; to the ones we were and all the ones to come.
TRAVEL THE GLOBE WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SHORTS COMPETITION PROGRAMMES
We kick off the first Saturday at Flickerfest with the first of five incredible international competition programmes featuring 40 of the very best short films from across the globe. In this modern age of digital overload we can all relate to the fabulous First Work, Then Play from Germany.
Enjoying its world premiere at Flickerfest, from award winning director Brenda Lien comes a hilariously delightful tale of creative burnout in the modern age, featuring cat memes, an annoying inner child and some nurturing self care to fuel the journey.
JOIN IN THE FLiCKERFEST OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATIONS!
Opening night here we come! Grab a screening only ticket, walk the red carpet and enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival.
Before we light up the big screen meet the filmmakers, then view an incredible selection of 8 short film highlights, including Nash Edgerton’s hilarious black comedy ‘Shark‘ starring Nash and Rose Byrne and the Australian premiere of the delightfully heartwarming international festival favourite ‘Like The Ones I Used to Know‘ from Canada.
Or why not stay on after the screening and make a night of it at our Opening Night Screening & Party. Grab a socially distanced table with your mates at our fully catered afterparty in our alfresco beachside Garden Bar under the stars and enjoy a delicious bevy and Mexican treats, while chilling out to legendary DJ Stephen Ferris spinning the tunes
Tickets to our Flickerfest 2022 Opening Night are limited and selling fast so jump in now to secure yours today!
MEET THE FLiCKERFEST 2022 JURY!
As Australia’s only Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA recognised short film festival we are thrilled to welcome an exceptional team of industry experts on our jury this year.
Joining the jury for our Academy® Qualifying Best Australian Short are esteemed industry members by Bunya Productions Producer Penny Smallacombe, award winning Australian film and television composer Guy Gross alongside stage and screen actress, writer, and director Nisrine Amine.
Writer/Director/Producer Victoria Wharfe McIntyre (The Flood) will join fellow jurors Michael Pontin, producer and head of ‘Ticket To Ride’ and Head of Production at See Saw Films, Libby Sharpe to make the big decisions in our International competition programmes.
Our Documentary Jury will be helmed by AACTA Award winning Producer and Director Marcus Gillezeau, award winning documentary director Sascha Ettinger Epstein (Painting with Light in a Dark World) and Matthew Walker, director of the multi-award winning I’m Wanita.
Our Rainbow Shorts competition boasts a fabulous jury made up of Emmy award-winning Australian writer, director and producer Julie Kalceff (First Day), Sudanese/Egyptian stage and screen performer Daniel Gabriel (Lonesome) along with Independent Producer and former Director of Exhibition and Programming for Frameline, Paul Struthers.
Celebrating the young filmmakers of tomorrow, our SAE FlickerUp competition awards will be in the hands of Lebanese-Australian actor Priscilla Doueihy (Babyteeth, Godzilla Vs Kong), actor Jack Walton (Clickbait) and storyteller, filmmaker and educator Renee Brack.
We wish all our esteemed jury members the very best in making some very big decisions over the coming weeks! The awards will be presented at our Closing Night Awards Screening and Party on Sunday the 30th of January.