FlickerUp Youth Short Film Competition calls for entries

24 October, 2011 by IF

Press release from FlickerFest

Flickerfest, Australia’s only Academy Award-accredited and BAFTA-recognised short film festival, and largest short film competition, is accepting entries from at home and around the world for the 2012 Festival. Celebrating twenty-one years of the best short films from around the world, Flickerfest will screen for ten days at Bondi Beach in January 2012 before heading off on a national tour.


In 2012, Flickerfest is thrilled to announce that entries are open for FlickerUp – our national youth competition for films from primary and secondary school students or filmmakers under eighteen years of age across Australia.

FlickerUp films should be imaginative, fun and original, while showcasing youth talent. We encourage documentary, animation or drama on any theme. Finalist FlickerUp films will screen at the ten-day Flickerfest festival in Sydney.

A jury made up of film industry professionals will judge films and award prizes in several categories, including Best Primary School Short and Best High School Short and the Avant Card Award for Best High School Animation. Generous prizes for each category will be announced soon.

Films must be under 35 minutes and have been completed within two years of the entry closing dates.

Films can be entered on DVD and compilations are acceptable for school entries.