Posted on January 24, 2022 at 1:30 PM

Friday 21st January 2022 saw the Grand opening of Flickerfest at Bondi Beach, an evening under the stars in a bespoke festival garden complete with outdoor lawn cinema, The Famous Spiegeltent indoor cinema and a panoramic beachside bar. A fantastic night of short films from Australia and around the world. Screenings from the evening included Madeliene Gottlieb’s You and Me Before and After starring Yael Stone and Emily Barclay and Joel Edgerton’s Shark starring Rose Byrne to name a few. The evening concluded with an intimate after-party in the beachside Festival Garden Bar as Flickerfest celebrates 31 years. ‘A Kaleidoscopic Carnival of Short Films.’


Flickerfest is Australia’s largest short film competition dedicated to showcasing the very best short films from Australia and around the world from live action to documentaries and animation. This year Flickerfest will screen 57 Australian films across the Best of Australian Competition, 39 International films across the Best of International Competition and 13 Documentaries across the Best of Documentary Competition.


Year on year, entries for Flickerfest continue to increase; a testimony to the fact that Flickerfest is one of the world’s leading and most respected platforms for short film. From this large entry field only around 200 of the very best, most creative and inspiring shorts will be screened at the Festival, across 16 competitive programmes and four showcase programmes.


The shorts in competition at Flickerfest are fiercely vying for a number of prestigious, Academy® Qualifying prizes. Flickerfest will run through to Sunday 30th January culminating in a prestigious awards presentation and closing night celebration before touring the nation across 45+ metro and regional venues across all states, bringing the joy of Flickerfest to the rest of the country.

Photos: Enzo Amato / The Society Group

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