Australia’s largest short film competition is back for its 28th year in 2019, running from January 11 to 20 at Sydney’s Bondi beach. Set to screen the best short films from across the globe in the Bondi Pavilion, FLiCKERFEST received over 2500 entries this year, with the best 100 selected for screening.
Aiming to showcase the most innovative, provocative and entertaining short films, FLiCKERFEST offers a unique outdoor cinematic experience this summer. The Academy accredited, BAFTA recognized film festival presented their signature annual parody trailer at the 2019 launch party which took place at the Bondi Icebergs Dining Room and Bar on December 4. A play on classic superheroes and villains, the trailer stars Tai Hara, Chantelle Jamieson, James Fraser and Marcus Graham as the dynamic trio of Batman, Robin and Batwoman, tasked with defending FLiCKERFEST from the Joker on the shores of Bondi Beach.
Over cocktails and canapes, guests were treated to a viewing of Desert Dash, an Australian short directed by Gracie Otto. Starring Otto alongside Damian Walshe-Howling and Krew Boylan, the film follows a woman living off the grid in the Australian outback until she becomes the chosen player in a video game entitled Desert Dash.
Local and international films are all vying for the array of prizes on offer, including the Virgin Australia Award for Best Australian Short Film, the Flickerfest Award for Best Documentary, the Flickerfest Award for Best International Short Film and the Yoram Gross Award for Best International Animation. In addition, entrants from the European Union will be spotlighted in the ‘Best of EU shorts’ program, with the European Union an official partner of FLiCKERFEST.
Following the launch on the sands of Bondi beach, FLiCKERFEST will be embarking on a national tour of over 50 locations across Australia from January to May 2019.
For more details, check out http://flickerfest.com.au