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Flickerfest International Short Film Festival Sydney 2022

Spend a balmy summer’s night watching a stellar lineup of short films right by Bondi Beach.
By Concrete Playground
January 27, 2022
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By Concrete Playground
January 27, 2022
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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 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 31st year come January 2022, 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, and is backed with BAFTA recognition, too. In January, you can catch screenings under the stars at the festival's beachside home in the northern end of Bondi Beach Park. The outdoor deckchair cinema, supported by Waverley Council, will be set in a glam garden and feature an indoor cinema in the mirrored, circus-style tent The Famous Spiegeltent, which is a spectacle to behold in itself.

You can choose from a program of over 200 short flicks from Australia and around the world, handpicked as the most inspiring, provocative and entertaining among the whopping 3100 submissions this year. The program is divided into 29 sessions, 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 beachside pop-up garden bar for a pre- or post-show drink and snack. Plus, there'll be an ultra-swish opening night gala and closing night event 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 45 venues across the country between February and October.

To see the full Flickerfest 2022 program and grab tickets, head to the website. Flickerfest will run in Sydney from January 21–30, before touring nationally from February–October 2022.

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