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Flickerfest International Short Film Festival Sydney 2021

Spend a balmy summer’s night watching a stellar lineup of short films right by Bondi Beach.
By Sangeeta Kocharekar
December 21, 2020
By Sangeeta Kocharekar
December 21, 2020

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There's something rather cool about being ahead of the curve when it comes to cinema, watching the latest and greatest flicks unfold on the silver screen well before anyone else. And at Australia's biggest short film festival, you can do just that. The internationally acclaimed Flickerfest is celebrating its 30th year come January 2021, too, so you can expect an A-class lineup of cinematic delights.

The annual short film festival is Australia's leading Academy Award-qualifying short film fest, backed with BAFTA recognition, too. In January, you can catch screenings under the stars at the festival's new beachside home in the northern end of Bondi Beach Park. The outdoor deckchair cinema will be in a glam garden, supported by Waverley Council. And, this year, there'll also be an indoor cinema in the circus-style, mirrored tent The Famous Spiegeltent, which will be a spectacle to behold in itself.

You can choose from a program of over 100 short flicks from Australia and around the world, handpicked as the most inspiring, provocative and entertaining among the whopping 2,700 submissions this year. The program is divided into categories, so you can catch all the flicks in the genres that interest you most — like comedy, romance, LGBTQIA+ and documentary films.

Want to make a night of it? Drop by the festival's new pop-up garden bar for a pre- or post-show drink and pizza. Plus, there'll be an ultra-swish opening night gala and a wrap party which, for a few extra bucks, you can attend to be part of the action.

After wrapping its ten-day stint in Sydney, Flickerfest will share the short film love, popping up at over 40 venues across the country between February and October.

We've teamed up with Flickerfest to give away ten double passes. If you're keen to catch a flick for free, enter your details below.

To see the full Flickerfest 2021 program and grab tickets, head to the website. Flickerfest will run in Sydney from January 22–31, before touring nationally from February–October 2021.

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