January Events...

  • Dorian Awards: GALECA
  • Flickerfest International Short Films Festival
  • Göteborg International Film Festival
  • Iris on the Move
  • Midsumma
  • Mumbai International Film Festival
  • Pinx Festival
  • Pride: Bloomington's LGBTQ Film Festival
  • Queer Contact
  • Rotterdam International Film Festival
  • Slamdance Film Festival
  • Sundance
  • Tromsø International Film Festival
Flickerfest International Short Films Festival

Flickerfest International Short Films Festival

Friday, 12 January 2018 until Sunday, 21 January 2018


The Coopers Award for Best Short Film
The Yoram Gross Award for Best Animation

Flickerfest continues its proud tradition of bringing world-class short films to Bondi Pavilion, celebrating and uncovering the most talented filmmakers the world and Australia has to offer.

The Flickerfest team and special selection committee watched and reviewed over 2400 entries from across the globe, of which just 100 will be officially screened in competition; confirming that Flickerfest continues to attract the latest in cutting edge shorts from the world’s most exciting and innovative emerging filmmakers for our Academy® Accredited and BAFTA recognised shorts competition.

The uniting force among the shorts screening at the 2017 Flickerfest Festival is their ability to push the conventions of film and narrative to deliver surprising, exciting and groundbreaking results across animation, documentary and every genre in between.

Once Flickerfest wraps up its 10-day celebration of short film in Bondi, we pack up all the highlights from the festival and hit the road on our 50+ venue national tour. It has been a joy to see Flickerfest extend its reach as the home of great short film across the country, and watching audiences warmly embrace the inspiring art of short filmmaking.


2018 films...

Avec Thelma (With Thelma)

An Icelandic volcano has blocked air traffic and Thelma’s parents are stuck overseas. Until planes start flying across the sky again, Jean Vincent and Thelma share the same roof.

    • Director: Ann Sirot, Raphaël Balboni
    • Writer: Ann Sirot, Raphaël Balboni
    • Producer: Julie Esparbes
    • Runtime: 13min
    • Year: 2017
    • Country: Belgium


Alexe is a young trans woman, and CARL a gay man. Best friends since forever, an evening spent together destabilizes ALEXE, when both decide to have sex together for the first time.

    • Director: Marc-Antoine Lemire
    • Writer: Marc-Antoine Lemire
    • Producer: Marc-Antoine Lemire, Maria Gracia-Turgeon
    • Runtime: 23min
    • Year: 2017
    • Country: Canada

Wren Boys

On the day after Christmas, a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison.

    • Director: Harry Lighton
    • Writer: John Fitzpatrick, Harry Lighton
    • Producer: Sorcha Bacon
    • Runtime: 11min
    • Year: 2017
    • Country: United Kingdom

Paupiere Mauve (Iris)

Emanuelle is training on her stationary bike but she can’t get her mind off the image of Laura.

    • Director: Gabrielle Demers
    • Writer: Gabrielle Demers
    • Producer: Isabelle Kalar
    • Runtime: 10min
    • Year: 2017
    • Country: Canada

I Live Here

In his first weekend of living in the place he’s always dreamed of, Stevie is excited to get out and explore the Bay Area.

    • Director: Shane Watson
    • Writer: Shane Watson
    • Producer: Shane Watson
    • Runtime: 18min
    • Year: 2017
    • Country: United States

Pop Rox

Jesse, an Iranian-American teenage girl, finally decides to tell her best friend, Roxanne, that she’s in love with her.

    • Director: Nate Trinrud
    • Writer: Alyssa Lerner
    • Producer: Benjamin Paulides
    • Runtime: 14min
    • Year: 2017
    • Country: United States

Little Potato

An autobiographical short about a boy growing up gay in the Soviet Union, his mail-order-bride Mum and their adventurous escape to America.

    • Director: Wes Hurley, Nathan Miller
    • Writer: Wes Hurley, Nathan Miller
    • Producer: Wes Hurley, Nathan Miller
    • Runtime: 14min
    • Year: 2017
    • Country: United States

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