Flickerfest – Australia’s premier international short film festival – launched its 17th annual program at a star-studded event at Bondi’s Icebergs Dining Room and Bar on Tuesday 4th December.
Alex Dimitriades and Robin McLeavy star in the ‘Get Smart’ themed trailer which made its debut in front of the A-list crowd including Deborra-lee Furness, Gia Carides, Chris Haywood, Paul McDermott, John Palermo, Matthew Newton and Gracie Otto amongst others.
The world-renowned short film festival will screen under the stars from 4th – 13th January 2008 at Bondi Pavilion before taking off around the country to all capital cities, and other regional centres such as Byron Bay, Alice Springs and Noosa.
As the only Academy Award® accredited short film festival in the country, Flickerfest offers three competitive programs – International, Australian Shorts and Short Documentary.
Flickerfest 2008 includes the following short film showcases (out of competition programs) The Bold, The Brave and The Best – 30 Years of Australian Animation, Bad Girls and The Best of Cinema 16 – Global Shorts.
Flickerfest has received a significant number of entries from Australia and beyond this year – exceeding 2007’s entries with numbers well into the 1300’s. The increase in entries is yet further testimony to Flickerfest’s growing profile as the most important and largest short film festival in Australia.
‘Its very exciting to see Flickerfest attract such a large amount of entries from around the world drawing from the widest range of cultures and their award winning shorts, this guarantees that the Flickerfest competition remains at the highest possible global standard’ said Festival Director Bronwyn Kidd.