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Cinema On The Sand

By Mark Morellini COVID-19 may have cancelled or forced many film festivals to be screened online this year, but the Flickerfest International Short Film Festival returns for its milestone 30th anniversary on Bondi Beach in January 2021. Over 2,700 entries were received from around the world of which 200 of the very finest will be […]

Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2021

The prestigious Flickerfest International Short Film Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and Festival Director of 24 years, Bronwyn Kidd, explained that she never imagined it would reach this milestone. “You take on something, you put in a lot of energy and it grows. It’s just fantastic to see that Flickerfest has been around […]

Flickerfest 2020 – Bronwyn Kidd

Returning to Bondi for its 29th year, international short film festival Flickerfest will run from January 10 to 19 at Bondi Pavilion this month. Short films featured at the festival are selected from over 3000 entries and are entered into Academy qualifying and BAFTA recognised competitions for 2020. Flickerfest offers a range of prestigious prizes […]


You don’t have to be a cinephile to observe that Sydney is awash with film festivals - from the landmark Sydney Film Festival, through Tropfest and Flickerfest to the Sydney Underground and numerous ethnically based events – to mention just a few. It almost seems there’s a new festival every week and if that’s the […]


By Mark Morellini This annual cinematic event celebrates 28 years, having screened and promoted some of the world’s best shorts to enthusiastic audiences on the big screen, also inspiring creativity and opening influential doors to filmmakers worldwide. “This year we’ve had 2700 entries from over 100 countries which is an increase from last year and […]

Flickerfest 2019 Program Announced

This past week a beloved Sydney cinema institution, Flickerfest, announced its full program for the upcoming 28th iteration in 2019. The Academy and BAFTA Award accredited film festival will screen a selection of 200 of the very best short films, chosen from an application process which included 2,700 films from over 100 countries, during its […]


By Mel Somerville. Flickerfest, in its 27th year, is Australia's largest and most respected short film festival, kicking off the summer cinema season under the stars at our iconic Bondi Beach. Sydneysiders are encouraged to bring themselves along to this fun event, enjoy a summer evening on the beach at the wonderful Pavilion with friends, and immerse […]

Flickerfest 2017: Short Films, Big Love

BY RITA BRATOVICH Flickerfest returns for its 26th anniversary, kicking off the New Year with a celebration of creativity and unity. It began in 1991 as a modest local festival in Balmain High School with shorts being screened on 35mm film. A few years later, Flickerfest moved to Bondi Pavilion and is now screened in […]


This annual cinematic event celebrates a 25 year milestone, having screened and promoted some of the world’s best shorts to enthusiastic audiences on the big screen, also inspiring creativity and opening influential doors to film-makers worldwide. Screening on iconic Bondi Beach, this festival's popularity grows each year amongst festival enthusiasts and film makers alike, highlighted by the 2,300 […]

Flickerfest: short films with soul

More than 2200 entries have been submitted to this year’s Flickerfest, with 169 films set to screen at the Bondi Pavilion this month. The ten day festival, now enjoying its 23rd year, will showcase a wide variety of films and extend its reach to 50 venues across Australia with the hope of delivering “an inspiring […]