Celebrating 23 years of short film excellence, Australia’s leading short film festival ‘Flickerfest’ is back.

The Flickerfest short film festival will be hosted by The Arts Centre, Gold Coast for the second consecutive year on Friday 31 January.

Last year the Arts Centre experienced a sell-out screening and have decided to move the Flickerfest this year into the Arts Theatre, which has recently been upgraded with a brand new, state of the art digital projector along with a new screen and upgraded sound system.

Flickerfest remains Australia’s only Academy® accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival ensuring that Australia continues to present an A-list class short film competition recognised amongst the best in the world.

Last year a record 2300 entries were received and this impressive and unprecedented number of contenders from all round the world confirms Flickerfest’s reputation as Australia’s largest and most respected short film competition.

In official competition all entries are selected and handpicked for Flickerfest screenings to represent the most innovative, creative and cutting edge short films being produced in the world today.

For many films, the Flickerfest festival will serve as their world and/or Australian premiere whilst other films have already taken home some seriously prestigious prizes – the calibre of this year’s program is undeniable with several films screening at some of the world’s most prominent and revered film festivals including Sundance and Cannes.

The Arts Centre, Gold Coast will be screening an entertaining, inspiring and award winning range of highlights, giving local Flickerfest audiences the first look at the hottest short films in the world today.

Head to the Art Centre early and enjoy an Australian-themed BBQ to complement the Australian shorts on offer on the silver screen.

For full event details and how to book visit out event guide.