Press release from Flickerfest
Call for Entries Now Open Online at www.flickerfest.com.au (Final Extended Deadline 7th of October)
Celebrating its 21st year, Flickerfest, Australia’s only Academy® Award accredited and BAFTA recognised Short Film festival, and its largest short film competition, is accepting entries from Australia and around the world, for our 2012 Festival. Flickerfest will screen for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach in January 2012 with selected highlights heading off after the festival around Australia on a 30 venue +national tour. Flickerfest remains a platform for celebrating the most entertaining and innovative short film making from around the world, judged by a panel of leading industry experts.
* Flickerup- Australian competition for high school and primary school students
* Greenflicks – films with an environmental focus or theme from across the world
Out of competition programmes will include Flickerkids for children and a comedy showcase.
All competitions are open to any short film under 35 minutes completed within 2 years of the entry closing dates.
An international jury will award the following prestigious awards and prizes:
* The Flickerfest Award for Best Short Film (Academy® Accredited)
* Yoram Gross Award For Best Animation Short Film (Academy® Accredited)
Plus a host of other Awards and Industry prizes valued at over $50,000 AUD celebrating excellence across the film making craft.
Films must be in English or have English subtitles. Due to the competitive nature of the Festival, Flickerfest prefers NSW premieres and films that have not been broadcast or made available for download in Australia.
Final Extended Deadline : Australian, international and Documentary entries must be received by 5pm, FRIDAY 7th OCTOBER 2011
Flickerup and Greenflicks entries must be received by 5pm, FRIDAY OCTOBER 21ST 2011
Entry is ONLY available online at our website http://www.flickerfest.com.au