A still from the short film Condom, winner of the Jury Award for Best Short Film at Byron All Shorts 2015.
A still from the short film Condom, winner of the Jury Award for Best Short Film at Byron All Shorts 2015.

Entries open for Flickerfest 2016

AUSTRALIA'S largest short film competition, Flickerfest, is now accepting entries from Australia and around the world, for its 2016 Festival.

Flickerfest 2016 will be the 25th anniversary of the international short film festival.

Flickerfest remains a platform for celebrating the most entertaining and innovative short film making from around the world, judged by a panel of leading industry experts.


  • International
  • Australian
  • Documentary  
  • GreenFlicks: Films with an environmental focus or theme from across the world.
  • FlickerUp: A national high school and primary school competition.

Flickerfest will screen for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach in January 2016 with selected highlights heading off after the festival around Australia on a 50 venue national tour. 

In 2016, the competition showcase programmes will include FlickerKids short films for children and families, Love Bites - short films about relationships, A Best Of Flickerfest 25th year anniversary programme and a global comedy short film showcase.

All competitions are open to any short film under 35 minutes completed within 2 years of the entry closing dates.

Plus a host of other Awards and Industry prizes valued at over $40,000 AUD, celebrating excellence across the film making craft.

All films must be in English or have English subtitles.

Due to the competitive nature of the Festival, Flickerfest prefers NSW premieres and films that have not been broadcast or made available for download in Australia.

All entries must be received by 5pm, Wednesday 30th September 2015.

Call for Entries Now Open Online at flickerfest.com.au/entries 

Note to Northern Rivers film entrants: Keep your Flickerfest entry ID for fee waiver and entry to Byron All Shorts - Northern Rivers short film competition 2016, held alongside the Byron Bay leg of the Flickerfest national tour.