Australia’s largest short film competition

FLICKERFEST, Australia’s premier international short film festival will again be held under the summer stars on Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach in January 2023, celebrating 32 years of screening the best short films from Australia and around the world, in competition and special showcases. The Festival has been a major launching pad for some of Australia’s and the world’s most celebrated filmmakers. Don’t miss your chance to launch your film on the world stage in programmes that applaud bold, inspiring, creative and unforgettable short films from far and wide.

Flickerfest looks forward to welcoming all selected filmmakers with full accreditation and accommodation packages allowing them to participate in all gala parties, industry networking events, career development labs and screenings across our ten day celebration of short film at Australia’s most iconic beach, in the peak of summer.

#5 Reasons to Submit to #FLiCKERFEST2023:

  • Industry and cash prizes awarded across all categories totaling over $30,000 AUD in value.
  • Flickerfest is an Academy® Award and BAFTA Qualifying
  • Walk the red carpet and screen your work at Sydney’s famous Bondi
  • Flickerfest is a hub of filmmaker and industry events and a fantastic opportunity for screen practitioner
  • Selected films are screened to a high profile industry jury and receive recognition across the world.

The 2023 Festival will include the following competitions.

  • International competition – Academy® Award and BAFTA qualifying for Live Action and Animated Shorts.
  • Australian competition – Academy® Qualifying
  • Documentary competition – Academy® Award and BAFTA Qualifying
  • Rainbow Shorts LGBTQI competition for international and Australian Shorts
  • SAE FlickerUp – Australian School Students Competition
  • Flickerfest will also screen special showcases out of competition including Comedy, Love Bites Relationship shorts and Flickerkids shorts for shorties and their

Regular Deadline Entries Close September 12th

Late Deadline Entries Close Oct 10th

We are aware COVID may have caused delays with your production. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or queries re your project and our entry process. We are here  to support you.