Tonight the Official Flickerfest International Short Film Festival will opening the Bondi Pavillion doors to showcase the best short films from around Australia and the world.
Now in its 23rd year, the festival is Australia’s only Academy Accredited and BAFTA recognised short film competition and has become one of our favourite things about a Sydney summer.
Flickerfest Director Bronwyn Kidd, who has been with the festival for a huge 17 years now, said, “I’m thrilled to present this year’s programme once again made up of some of the most breathtakingly innovative and exciting short films and film makers the world has to offer and proud that Flickerfest continues to maintain its vision to present Australian audiences with one of the most highly competitive and respected short film festivals in our region of the world.”
Tonight marks the opening night and party, where guests will be treated to a screening of a selection of festival highlights, before heading to the official beachside Opening Party.
From a FlickerKids programme, to a showcase of the 2013 Academy Award winning and nominated short film and animation, to the Best of Documentary, the program truly has something for everyone.
In December, Flickerfest launched a promotional video inspired by the Blue’s Brothers and complete with with a cameo from Dan Aykroyd himself. The clever trailer was directed by Alex Weinress for Hixon Films. Watch it below.
Flickerfest 2014 runs from the 10th to the 19th of January at Bondi Pavillion, Bondi Beach, Sydney with a national tour featuring over 50 venues to follow. For more information visit flickerfest.com.au and stay tuned for news on this year’s winner!