The 26th Flickerfest International Short Film Festival officially opened on Friday 6 January 2016 at Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach with the screening of five short films and an after party.
The five films that were screened at opening night included:
– OS Love – a film about a woman who immerses herself into a world of tropical screensavers and desktop backgrounds and manages to create an operating system called ‘OS Love’
– Bon Voyage – a film about a Swiss couple who are sailing the Mediterranean and encounter a refugee boat
– Messiah – a film about an Irishman and his French girlfriend who encounter a mystical Aboriginal man while driving in the outback
– Fish with Legs – a film about a group of fish who wake up to find that they have four legs and are trying to comprehend why this occurred
– Timecode – a film about two security guards at a carpark who work different shifts but still manage to find a way to connect.
After the screening, guests enjoyed drinks at the after party which was held at the Flickerfest bar and the balcony overlooking Bondi beach.
For ten days, Flickerfest will be screening some of the best short films from Australia and around the world at Bondi Pavilion until Sunday 15 January 2017. It will screen over 150 short films hand picked from over 2400 entries.
The Flickerfest bar will be serving delicious food and drinks every day throughout the festival.
When the ten days are over, Flickerfest will leave Bondi beach and travel to over 50 venues around Australia for their national tour.
Flickerfest began as a small local festival at Balmain High School in 1991. Since then it has grown to become Australia’s leading Academy accredited and BAFTA recognised competitive Australian and International Short Film Festival with 1000’s of entries coming from filmmakers across the globe.
Flickerfest awards a number of prestigious prizes including the Flickerfest Award for the Best International Short Film, the Yoram Goss Award for Best International Animation, the Virgin Australia Award for Best Australian Short Film, and the Flickerfest Award for Best Documentary. There are also a number of prizes for various craft areas inherent in making great short films.
Please visit the Flickerfest website for further event information at: www.flickerfest.com.au