Flickerfest, Australia’s Largest Short Film Comp Returns In 2022

Festivals, Film & Art, Play / December 15, 2021

Bondi Beach’s very own short film festival is returning for its 31st instalment in January.

Heading to the movies is a Sydneysider’s favourite activity but if you’re short on time, setting aside 3 hours to sit through a blockbuster flick can be a big commitment. Luckily, the annual summer short film competition, Flickerfest, is returning to Bondi Beach to celebrate the best of Australia’s short films. Mark your diaries!

Now in its 31st year, Flickerfest Short Film Festival will be running from the 21st to the 30th of January, 2022. The festival will take place at the Bondi Beach Lawn outdoor cinema, The Famous Spiegeltent at North Park Beachfront Bondi Beach and a panoramic beachside bar.

In 2022, the festival has received 3,150 entries, making Flickerfest the world’s leading and most respected platform for short films. In fact, the event is Australia’s only Academy®™ accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival, making it an unmissable event in the city’s summer calendar.

This year, the shorts in the competition are up for a number of prestigious prizes including the Flickerfest Award for Best International Short Film, the Yoram Gross Award for Best International Animation, the Panasonic Lumix for Best Australian Short Film and the Flickerfest Award for Best Documentary. Get ready to experience 200 of the most creative and inspiring short films at Flickerfest 2022, showcased across 29 dedicated festival programs.

Alongside the best of short films from Australia, audiences will be delighted with a celebration of youth filmmaking from across Australia (SAE FlickerUp), amazing LBTQI films in competition at home and across the world (Rainbow Shorts) and special showcases of kids and family-friendly films (FlickerKids), films about relationships (Love Bites), hilarious comedy films (Short Laughs) and a Best Of European Union finalists screening.

To find out more and secure your spot ($20 per session) at Flickerfest 2022 here.

What: Flickerfest 2022
When: 21st to 30th January 2022
Where: Bondi Beach Lawn outdoor cinema and ‘The Famous Spiegeltent’ North Park Beachfront Bondi Beach NSW 2026
Tickets: from $20 can be purchased here

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