Celebrating its 23rd year, Flickerfest, is Australia’s only Academy® Award accredited and BAFTA recognised Short Film festival, and its largest short film competition, is now accepting entries from Australia and around the world, for our 2014 Festival. Flickerfest will screen for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach in January 2014 with selected highlights heading off after the festival around Australia on a 50 venue national tour. Flickerfest remains a platform for celebrating the most entertaining and innovative short film making from around the world, judged by a panel of leading industry experts.
* GreenFlicks – films with an environmental focus or theme from across the world
* Flickerup – National Australian high school and primary school competition.
Out of competition programmes will include Flickerkids – films for children and a Comedy showcase.
All competitions are open to any short film under 35 minutes, completed within 2 years of the entry closing dates (see below)
An international jury will award the following prestigious awards and prizes:
* Award for Best Short Film (Academy® Accredited)
* Award For Best Animation Short Film (Academy® Accredited)
* Award For Best Australian Short Film (Academy Accredited)
Plus a host of other Awards and Industry prizes valued at over AUD$40,000, celebrating excellence across the film making craft.
All films must be, in English or have English subtitles. Due to the competitive nature of the Festival, Flickerfest prefers NSW premieres and films that have not been broadcast or made available for download in Australia.
Australian entries must be received by 5pm, FRIDAY 18th October 2013
International entries must be received by 5pm, FRIDAY 18th October 2013
Greenflicks – Environmental entries must be submitted online by 5pm FRIDAY 18th October 2013
Flickerup – Schools entries must be submitted online by 5pm Friday 1st November 2013
The festival runs from 10th to 19th January 2014 at Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia