Australia’s legendary Flickerfest International Short Film Festival will be returning for its 26th year come January 2017, kicking off under the stars as it once again sets up on Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach.
What has become the country’s largest short film competition, and the only one with Academy accreditation and BAFTA recognition, has announced that 60 Australian shorts will be included in the official program, as well as an impressive 22 world premieres, 9 Australian premieres, and 19 NSW premieres. In total, the selection committee for the festival received a record number of over 2,400 short film submissions from Australia and across the globe.
The pool of creativity, talent and exceptional quality set to once again define Flickerfest will make for some exciting times down at Bondi Beach from 6th to 15th Jan, after which the festival will tour nationally across more than 50 dates before wrapping up in May.
“We are so very proud to continue to be providing opportunities for Australia filmmakers to showcase their work to Australian audiences”, offered Bronyn Kidd, festival director for Flickerfest.
The thousands of entries will be focused into 60 of the very best, most innovative, provocative and entertaining shorts for the festival’s big screen experience, standing next to the breezy surrounds of Bondi for several nights highlighting various talents.
“The Short Film is a place to experient and push boundaries”, said Flickfest regular Baz Luhrmann. Flickerfest allows emerging voices to be seen and heard, and established voices the chance to revitalise. It’s fitting that such a cutting edge, internationally recognised film festival takes place in an unconventional and vibrant setting: under the stars, on the beach, in Australia.
You can check out the full program and book tickets at the official Flickerfest website.