FLiCKERFEST 2024 PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED
FLiCKERFEST 2024, 33RD INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
FLICKERFEST RELEASES ITS 2024 PROGRAMME
This summer, Flickerfest, Australia’s largest Short Film Competition and the only one with Academy® Qualification and BAFTA recognition, will once again grace our shores, rolling out the red carpet at Bondi Beach from the 19th – 28th January.
Celebrating its 33rd year, this not to be missed ten-day event will showcase a handpicked selection of Australia’s and the world’s most exciting short films under the stars and in the theatre at the Bondi Pavilion, presenting a stunning season showcasing our most exciting emerging cinema talent.
The 2024 programme is now live, with over 210 of the most inspiring short films, enjoying their world and Australian premieres, handpicked from this year’s massive pool of over 3,400 entries, to move, inspire and entertain audiences with the very best short films Australia and the world has to offer, showcased across 24 dedicated festival programmes. 62 Australian films are officially selected for the Best of Australian Competition, 42 International films in the Best of International Competition and 16 Documentaries across the Best of Documentary Competition. A further 100 films will also feature across Flickerfest showcase sessions.
Flickerfest’s prestigious Academy® Qualifying Competitions of 130 short films include 43 World Premieres, 61 Australian Premieres and 14 NSW premieres. Giving our audiences first look at the most outstanding short films on offer.
The shorts in competition at Flickerfest are fiercely vying for a number of prestigious prizes, including the Flickerfest Award for Best International Short Film, the Yoram Gross Award for Best International Animation, the Panasonic Lumix for Best Australian Short Film and the Flickerfest Award for Best Documentary – all of which are Academy® Qualifying.
Alongside the best of short films from Australia and the world in competition, audiences will also be delighted with FlickerUp, a celebration of youth filmmaking from across Australia, ‘Rainbow Shorts’ amazing LBTQI films in competition at home and across the world, FlickerKids, special showcases of kids and family-friendly films ‘Love Bites’,films about relationships and ‘Short Laughs’ hilarious comedy films.
Flickerfest director Bronwyn Kidd says: “With a record of over 3400 entries received Flickerfest 2024 will again deliver an outstanding programme celebrating our most talented contemporary storytellers, both here in Australia and from around the world. With so many outstanding films to choose from I am so excited to present our audiences with programmes that applaud bold, inspiring, creative and unforgettable short films from talent who are destined to inform the future of cinema”
Following the festival in Sydney, Flickerfest will share the short film love on tour to over 40 venues across Australia between February and October, 2024. Celebrating 33 years in 2024 Flickerfest hits Bondi Beach from 19th – 28th January 2024. For further information head to www.flickerfest.com.au
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FLiCKERFEST 2024 PROGRAMME & HIGHLIGHTS ANNOUNCEMENT PRESS RELEASE (20 DEC 2023)