This summer, Flickerfest returns for its 27th season of short films screened under the stars, with the internationally acclaimed festival taking over Bondi Pavilion from January 12–21.
The jam-packed 2018 program pulls together a dazzling lineup of 55 short films for its Australian competition, and another 33 films as part of its international program, with a whole swag of world premieres on the bill.
Highlights from the homegrown lineup include Martha The Monster — which sees Rose Byrne star alongside husband Bobby Cannavale as they navigate an upside-down world where humans and monsters coexist — and the world premiere of writer-director Alyssa McClelland's dark comedy Second Best, which explores the powerful bond between identical twin sisters.
In the international competition are hot-ticket titles like the Palme d'Or-nominated Across My Land, produced by Joaquin Phoenix; Irish film Wave from the director behind last year's Academy Award-winning Stutterer; and the world premiere of the UK's Five By Five, starring Idris Elba.
Films will be battling it out for recognition across all areas of filmmaking, vying for Academy Accredited awards like the Flickerfest Award For Best International Film, the Virgin Australia Award For Best Australian Film and the Yoram Gross Award For Best Animation.
Once the festival wraps up on January 21, its greatest hits will take a road trip around the country, touring over 50 Aussie locations until May 2018. To see the full Flickerfest 2018 program and grab tickets, head to the website.