“Audiences can expect the best of the best from Australia and around the world. We looked at 2,700 entries from over 100 countries to select 200 films for the 2019 program,” explains Kidd.
130 of those films will be included in the competition; Flickerfest is the only short film festival in the country where prize winners obtain eligibility for consideration in both the Academy Awards and the BAFTAs.
Held in Bondi over 10 days before traveling the country, there’s something for everyone, with films encapsulating romance, comedy, animation, documentary and drama.
“When you’re seeing over 2,700 films you want to see things that are moving, thought provoking, not Hollywood formulaic. The 2019 selection is moving, fresh and funny. There’s some great story telling, covering the full gamut of human emotions.”
In 2019, over 47% of films screening at Flickerfest 2019 have been directed by women.
“We focus on the quality of the programme. More entries this year has meant even more films to choose from. Delivering a diverse, creative and accomplished short film programme that I’m proud to be representing.”
The 28th Flickerfest screens from 11 to 20 January 2019 at Bondi Beach before embarking on a national, four-month tour that sees the festival visit 50+ metro and regional venues across the nation. Flickerfest aims to bring alternative accessible film culture to the community and runs the most extensive cinema tour in Australia.
To purchase tickets, visit www.flickerfest.com.au