18th August 2022

Dear Flickerfest friends far and wide,

Since opening our entries one month ago, our 2023 short film contenders have been coming in thick and fast and we are viewing some exceptional short films from at home and around the world. 

Our regular deadline closes 12th September, so get in quick to take advantage of this discounted entry fee. Our final Deadline is 10th October for those of you who need a little more time. 

This August you can also catch Flickerfest in Hong Kong and Broome in WA .


2023 is promising to be a bumper programme with FLiCKERFEST celebrating our 32nd year of screening the best short films from Australia and around the world, across 10 days & nights in January.

Don’t miss your chance to screen your short films at Bondi, Australia’s most iconic beach and be part of Australia’s only OSCAR® and BAFTA Qualifying short film festival, with entries open now for submissions in all categories, including four Academy® Qualifying Awards across our Australian, International and Documentary Competitions.

Flickerfest has been a major launching pad for some of Australia’s and the world’s most celebrated filmmakers. Launch your films on the world stage in programmes that applaud bold, inspiring, creative and unforgettable short films from far and wide.

Films institutions, films schools, cultural organisations and distributors, please feel free to email us for your discount code for multiple entries and any further entry questions you may have.

Entries Now Open!
Regular deadline: Monday 12th September

Late deadline: Monday 10th October.

Be a part of the fun and celebrate your films at: #FLiCKERFEST2023
Get your entries in now!

See entry details, categories and T&C’s:


Flickerfest is thrilled to be returning to the oldest picture garden in the world, the much loved and iconic Sun Pictures in Broome to share two incredible programmes under the stars on Friday 26th August, 6.15pm and 8.30pm.

Our Best Of Australian Shorts and Short Laughs comedy highlights will light up the screen for our film loving Broome audiences, including moving and creative WA Flickerfest favourites, ‘Tooly’ by Noongar writer/director/producer Karla Hart and the moving drama ‘Good Night’ by Perth writer/director David Vincent-Smith, starring talented WA actor Clarence Ryan, recently appearing in (Mystery Road: Origin).

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