Super Sunday at Flickerfest

22nd January 2023



Flickerfest has begun with a bang on Bondi Beach, with a sold out opening night, great Saturday beach weather and even better short films! There are plenty of fabulous programmes on offer over the coming week, so come and enjoy the beautiful renovated theatre and outdoor cinema and  films from the worlds most exciting new filmmakers. 
This afternoon at 130pm meet UK writ/dir Pip Swallow introducing her delightful bittersweet comedy Dream Big. Pip’s film joins a lineup of fantastic shorts from across the globe, all handpicked from over 3200 entries. 

At 4pm and 6:30pm, dont miss some incredible real life stories from around the world where we learn that the real can certainly be stranger than fiction. Catch 13 of the very best short documentaries from at home and afar, all vying for the Academy® Qualifying Best Documentary Short Film Award. 

With many of our talented filmmakers in attendance, you can meet the next generation of the industry and be the first to see the up-and-coming films, which are shaping short cinema in 2023. 

Grab a delicious snack pre or post screening from Glory Days and a chilled beverage including Four Pillars GinGage Roads BrewingRosnay Organic Wines and PS Organic juices to enjoy overlooking the Bondi sands or in your cinema seat. 

In case the rain pops by all outdoor sessions at 9pm will be screened in our comfortable indoor theatre.


Check out tomorrows highlights as our filmmakers from at home and abroad continue to battle it out for a host of prestigious prizes and be uplifted, inspired and moved by the next generation of the world’s most talented filmmakers.



At 6:30pm start your week off right, with some outstanding contemporary short cinema from across the world. Check out the Best of International 3 programme and experience the Australian premiere of the timely and insightful 48 Hours from Iran where, after three years in prison, Nader is given a furlough to go home. He now has 48 hours to become a father to his four year old daughter. ‘48 Hours’  is based on the moving true story of Iranian director Azadeh Moussavi and her own fathers imprisonment when she was a child.



At 9PM we head back outside to our cinema under the stars for more stunning shorts in Best of Australian 5, including the World premiere of The Overthrow from actor turned director Phoebe Wolfe about two girls roller skating from Sydney to Parliament House in an emission-less climate change protest that tests much more than their friendship.

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