Flickerfest receives record number of entries

05 November, 2012 by IF

Press release from Flickerfest

With final entries for FLICKERFEST closing last week, the festival’s reputation as Australia’s largest and most respected short film competition has been confirmed by a record number of entries across all categories.


The exciting process of handpicking the top 100 films from this year’s outstanding entrants is now under way. Come January, the most innovative, provocative and entertaining shorts will take to the screen wowing fans like only FLICKERFEST can.

‘We are thrilled that the Flickerfest entries continue to grow from year to year, cementing our reputation as Australia’s most competitive quality short film competition. With only 100 of the very best short films from at home and around the world handpicked for the final selection, Flickerfest 2013 promises to once again deliver an exceptional cinematic journey. We are thrilled to again be showcasing the most talented faces to watch in the emerging cinema scene in the world today’, said Festival Director Bronwyn Kidd.

FLICKERFEST is Australia’s only Academy®™ accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival and kicks off the summer cinema season under the stars at Bondi Beach, screening the best short films from Australia and the world in the iconic Bondi Pavilion from Friday 11 – 20 January 2013.

The hotly contested competition categories include International and Australian short films, short documentaries and Greenflicks, a program of environmentally themed films. This year will also include Flickerup, a competition open to student filmmakers from primary to high school age, or filmmakers less than eighteen years of age from across Australia. A number of special showcases and forums will also screen out of the competition.

Prizes are a rich offering across categories including the FLICKERFEST Award for Best Film and the Yoram Gross Award for Best Animation, both of which are Academy® Award Accredited, plus a host of other industry prizes recognising excellence within the short film form.

After wrapping up its ten day Bondi Sydney event (11TH -20th January 2013) the very best flicks from the festival will then hit the road for its annual national tour between January and May 2013, visiting 47 venues across all states and regional hotspots hungry for great films Australia-wide.

For further information please visit http://www.flickerfest.com.au <http://www.flickerfest.com.au/home.aspx> and for any media enquiries please contact SBPR.