Australia’s Largest Short Film Comp, Flickerfest, Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

Festivals, Film & Art, Play / January 11, 2021

Sydney’s favourite short film festival is returning to Bondi for the 30th Flickerfest Short Film Festival.

Heading to the movies is one of Sydney’s favourite weekend activities. But if you’re short on time, setting aside close to 3 hours to sit through a blockbuster flick can be a big commitment. But this summer, one film festival is celebrating the best of Australia’s short films.

Now in its 30th year, Flickerfest Short Film Festival has just launched its 2021 program line-up with another festival in Bondi Beach this January.  Running from January 22nd to January 31st, 2021, the festival will take place at the Bondi Beach Lawn outdoor cinema and ‘The Famous Spiegeltent’ at North Park Beachfront Bondi Beach.

In 2021, the festival has received 2,700 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, Sydneysiders will get to experience 36 world premieres and 56 Australians Premieres across the Academy® Qualifying Competitions.

Get ready to experience 200 of the most creative and inspiring short films at Flickerfest 2021, showcased across 16 competitive programs and four showcase programs.

For filmgoers, there’s a lot to keep an eye out for at this festival. Experience the directorial debut of Phoebe Tonkin for Furlough (a moving 19-minute drama set on the Central Coast of NSW), The Story of Lee Ping (a 12-minute tale of a young Chinese woman’s journey to find freedom on her own terms), and so much more.

As for the International Program, don’t miss the Australian Premiere of David, directed by Zachary Woods and featuring comedy legend Will Ferrell (fresh from its World Premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival).

To find out more and secure your spot ($20 per session) at Flickerfest 2021 here.

What: Flickerfest 2021
When: 22nd to 31st January 2021
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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