Flickerfest International Short Film Festival
Flickerfest began as a small local festival at the Balmain High School in 1991. Since then it has grown to become Australia’s leading Academy® accredited & BAFTA recognised competitive Australian & International Short Film Festival with 1000’s of entries coming from filmmakers across the globe.
Flickerfest is considered in international circles as the leading Australian competitive short film festival and increasingly filmmakers view it as one of the main festivals on the world circuit. To maintain this high standard each year the festival director visits festivals around the world seeking new films most of which have not been seen in Australia.
In 2003 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science elected to recognise Flickerfest as a qualifying festival for the Best Short Film and Best Animation categories of the Academy® Awards. In 2010, Flickerfest was also recognised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), making films from the UK that won at Flickerfest, eligible for a BAFTA nomination. In 2013 our Australian competition also received Academy® accreditation, & in 2014 our Documentary competition also received Academy® accreditation.
The honour of Academy® Award accreditation will guarantee Flickerfest’s international profile for many years to come, whilst also ensuring greater opportunities for our Australian short film makers internationally.
AddressBondi Pavilion, P.O. Box 7416