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  • Shanghai Queer Film Festival
Flickerfest International Short Films Festival

Flickerfest International Short Films Festival

Friday, 14 January 2022 until Saturday, 22 January 2022

Oscar-Qualifier:

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


FLiCKERFEST 2022 entries are now open!

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Celebrating its 31st year in 2022, Flickerfest has grown to become Australia's leading competitive International Short Film Festival celebrating masterful, creative and impactful storytelling and the most original voices from filmmakers across the globe. Flickerfest will screen in January 2022 under the stars over 10 days in the peak of the Australian summer at the iconic Bondi Beach with select highlights of the festival touring to 50+ venues Australia wide.

Flickerfest is an Academy® Award Qualifying and BAFTA Qualifying festival. Since 2003 Flickerfest has been a recognised festival by the Academy® of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. With four awards qualifying for consideration across our International, Australian and Documentary Competition categories.

For over 3 decades Flickerfest has welcomed filmmakers from at home and around the world to celebrate their films on the big screen with our passionate and loyal audiences. Our popular screenings, gala festival events and filmmaker workshops connect filmmakers with the wider industry and each other, creating an immersive and welcoming festival experience.

Join us on the red carpet at Bondi Beach this January as Flickerfest brings 31 years of the most engaging , bold and entertaining short films to our film loving audiences and celebrates our most talented filmmakers from at home and across the world.

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
• Flickerfest Award for Best Short Film (Academy® Award Qualifying)
• Flickerfest Special Jury Award
• Yoram Gross Award for Best Short Animation (Academy® Award Qualifying)
• Flickerfest Award for Best Short Documentary (Academy® Award Qualifying)
• SAE Award for Best Use of Digital Technology in a Short Film
• Azure Productions Award for Best Rainbow LGBTQi Short Film (all LGBTQI films in the international and Australian competition are considered for this award)

AUSTRALIAN AWARDS
• Panasonic Lumix Award for Best Australian Short Film (Academy® Qualifying)
• Spectrum Films Award for Best Direction in an Australian Short Film
• Yoram Gross Award For Best Australian Short Animation
• John Barry Award for Best Cinematography in an Australian Short Film
• Avid Award for Best Editing in an Australian Short Film
• Avid Award for Best Original Music in an Australian Short Film
• Rebel8 Award for Outstanding Emerging Female Director

SAE FLiCKERUP AWARDS
• SAE Award for Best Australian High School/Youth Short Film
• Yoram Gross Award for Best Australian High School/Youth Short Animation
• Avid Award for Best Editing in an Australian High School/Youth Short Film
• Parkers Award for Best Australian Primary School/Youth Short Film

Plus many other cash and industry prizes.

Industry and cash prizes will be awarded of approx $30,000 AUD in value.