The 29th Annual Flickerfest Film Festival Launch, Bondi

As submissions closed for Bondi’s biggest beachside cinema of 2020, it was time for finalists and industry insiders to kick off their heals and celebrate the official launch which took place this week at Bondi Icebergs Dining Room and Bar.

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Guests were treated to Four Pillars Gin cocktails on arrival and a selection of Icebergs favourite bites before an exclusive screening of Alana Hicks, Chicken which has been shortlisted as a highlight for the 2020 Season of Flickerfest.

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The 29th season saw an influx of a record high 3,500 entries from over 100 countries cementing the event’s global reputation as a leading platform for short feature films.  

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Tickets become available shortly with a programme of 200 films across 16 categories and four showcase that are tipped to inspire, evoke and entertain.   The calibre of films will include World and Australian premieres with others internationally recognised at A- list international festivals including Venice, Tribeca, Sundance and BFI London. 

All films officially selected at Flickerfest are competing for a number of awards across various areas of the filmmaking craft, including the Flickerfest Award for Best International Film, the Yoram Gross Award For Best Animation and the Flickerfest Award For Best Australian Film- all Academy Qualifying. 

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Jodi Smith (left) & Georgia Dawes (right)

Flickerfest is Australia’s only Academy®TM accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival and kicks off the summer cinema season each year under the stars at Bondi with panoramic outdoor cinemas screening the very best short films on offer from Australia and around the world.   After wrapping up the 10-day festival in Bondi, the very best flicks from the festival will then hit the road to 50+ destinations across the country for its annual tour between January and May next year.

Flickerfest screens a vast array of film styles and genres and proud to be bringing back beloved showcase categories such as FlickerKids – a full day of delightful family programming, Rainbow Shorts, featuring the highest quality LGBTIQ+ shorts, Short Laughs – a program of pure joy and side-splitting laughs, Love Bites – juicy stories about relationships and will also feature the very special FlickerUp National Youth Competitions for talented Australian filmmakers under 18 plus an all new ASEAN Region Competition for 2020 in partnership with DFAT and Australian Now 2019. 

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The full program and ticketing information will be announced on 9th of December. 

WHERE & WHEN:
10th – 19th January 2020 (Touring Nationally Jan – May (50+ dates)
Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

Tickets will soon be available on Moshtix (from $18 per session)

 

 

 

Written by Christopher Haggarty, Lifestyle Editor

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