Our First weekend highlights ! Don’t miss incredible International, Australian & Doco Comp

21st January 2024



Thank you for joining Flickerfest this opening weekend, we were pleased to welcome film lovers to our Australian and International, programmes in competition. We’ve travelled together from Australia, Denmark, Ireland, France to India and seen many unforgettable short films from the comfort of our stunning Bondi Pavilion cinema, with many more to come!

Today we share our Best Of International Shorts 2 programme, featuring the hilarious The Film Might Be White from Swedish filmmaker Sebastian Johansson Micci and the highly stylised, futuristic, motherhood drama enjoying its Australian premiere, Mothers & Monsters by talented Canadian director Edith Jorischis.

Sunday is Doco day at Flickerfest and today we have 2 programmes of exceptional Documentary shorts in our Oscar qualifying competition to share at 4pm and 6.30pm. Highlight’s include the clever and haunting The Veiled City, inspired by London’s Great Smog of 1952 and current climate concerns and the intimate short Finding Alaa where a families life is torn apart by a terrorist attack in France and a unique road to healing emerges. Note Of Defiance is a stunning intimate journey into the Ukraine and artists who defy all odds to present their art, as an act of cultural survival in a time of war. Meet visiting US filmmaker Brian Henderson who will be along at the 4pm session to introduce his film.

We are ending this awesome Sunday with the Best Of Australian Shorts 4 programme. Don’t miss the stunning Our Haunt, a fresh, contemporary horror from Daniel Reisinger that will give you chills! ‘Our Haunt’ will have you second guessing the squeaks and sounds in your own house.

View today’s full programme, last tickets are still available so book them now!



At 6.30pm enjoy the Best Of International Shorts 3 programme in our air-conditioned theatre at Bondi Pavilion. Highlights include the dramatic short Such a Lovely Day which takes us on a journey through the loveliest of days, a glorious, happy family gathering in a perfect English summer garden where all is not as it seems.  Another highlight includes The Masterpiece, a compelling Spanish contemporary drama that explores the true struggle of society where race and economy collide. A rich couple meets 2 scrap dealers whom they distrust, until they discover they have something that they want.


At 9pm, book your tickets to the Best Of Australian Shorts 5, featuring the best of Australian short films in competition. In the haunting and hilarious short Good Grief, by the talented Melbourne director Hamish Macgregor, meet Brandon who’s receiving visits from his recently deceased girlfriend, and discovers that haunting can have its advantages. Also screening is the moving and personal First Nations drama Djalbuyan Nahra by 3rd time Flickerfest alumni Jahvis Loveday. Jahvis takes a personal approach to his filmmaking and this story reflects his own families First Nations experience, based on the return of his younger sister back home to Bundjalung country after a long period of separation. Meet Jahvis who will be along to introduce his film.

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