Flickerfest 2018 Hands Out the Awards

January 23, 2018
The esteemed Australian short film festival brings out the big gongs.

The 27th annual Flickerfest International and Australian awards were announced on Sunday night at a star-studded ceremony at the Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach. Attended by celebrated guests from the Australian and the International film industry, the Closing Night ceremony honoured the esteemed entrants in this year’s

Following the ceremony, a selection of award-winning films were screened before the closing night party took place.

And the winners are…


Flickerfest Award for Best International Short Film (Academy Accredited)

The World In Your Window (New Zealand), directed by Zoe McIntosh

Special Jury Prize – Best International Short Film

Temoins (Witnesses) (France), directed by David Koch

Yoram Gross Award for Best International Short Animation (Academy Accredited)

Sog (Germany), directed by Jonatan Schwenk

SAE Creative Media Institute Award for Best Use of Digital Technology in a Short Film

Wave (Ireland), directed by Benjamin Cleary and TJ O’Grady Peyton

Flickerfest Award for Best Short Documentary Film (Academy Accredited)

Hello Salaam (The Netherlands), directed by Kim Brand

Special Mention for Documentary

Kayayo, The Living Shopping Baskets (Norway), directed by Mari Bakke Riise

European Union Delegation in Australia Best EU Short Film

Watu Wote (All of Us) (Germany), directed by Katja Benrath


Virgin Australia Award for Best Australian Short Film (Academy Accredited)

On Hold, directed by Jake Nielsen

Media Super Award for Best Screenplay in an Australian Short Film

After All, directed by Michael Cusack

Canon Award for Best Direction in an Australian Short Film

Second Best, directed by Alyssa McClelland

Yoram Gross Award for Best Australian Short Animation

After All, directed by Michael Cusack

John Barry Award for Best Cinematography in an Australian Short Film

Melon Grab, Dane Howell – Cinematographer

Avid Award for Best Editing in An Australian Short Film

Somersault Pike, Kate Lefoe – Editor

Flickerfest Award for Best Performance in an Australian Short Film

Matilda Ridgway (Tomorrow, and Tomorrow and Tomorrow)

Rebel8 Award for Outstanding Emerging Female Director

Greta Nash (The Locker Room)

Festival Director Bronwyn Kidd said, “We are thrilled that the 2018 festival has been such a success with record crowds and great enthusiasm expressed for the programs screened. It’s great to see short film so warmly embraced by audiences across our ten-day event. I would like to congratulate all of the films selected for Flickerfest in competition this year and all of tonight’s award winners.


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