Flickerfest 2017

The internationally renowned short film festival returns, starting on Friday January 6. Grab the popcorn and enjoy the show!

By Benjamen Judd

Australia’s original short film festival, Flickerfest, returns to the screens in the first weeks of January. 

Starting on January 6 and running until January 15, the event takes place at Bondi Beach at the amphitheatre (yes we know – surf, sun AND movies… it’s a triple threat) where the finalists picked from thousands of entries of short films submitted from around the world will be shown. 

Flickerferst’s humble origins are one of Australia’s greatest arts stories: from its simple beginnings as a local festival held at Balmain High School back in 1991, it has since grown to become a leading Academy accredited and BAFTA recognized event.

This year, organisers have promised an incredibly diverse array of film from both local and international artists: Battalion to My Beat tells the moving tale of a 13-year-old tomboy who dreams of more than life in a Western Sahara refugee camp; Australian film Nathan Loves Ricky Martin poignantly opens up the doors on life as a carer; while Coming Home shows how two friends overcome long-held prejudices after one transitions from female to male.

Tickets to each particular film will obviously be limited and space sells out quick. For more information, including a full program and schedule, head to the official Flickerfest website. 

Or ask our concierge and front desk team to help you organise both transport and assist purchasing tickets. 

Flickerfest will take place at Bondi Beach starting on January 6 until January 15. 



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