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From around the globe, near 3,600 short film entries were watched and reviewed, with just over 100 officially screened in competition and a further 100 in showcase programmes.

The Bondi Pavilion has been a fabulous venue to enjoy these exciting short films for decades, with its outdoor amphitheatre and upstairs theatre and balcony overlooking Bondi Beach.

After ten days of 23 different short film programmes, last Sunday’s closing night brought a full house to enjoy the Awards ceremony, a selection of winning films and after-party.  The world’s most exciting and innovative emerging filmmakers will also compete for Academy*Awards and BAFTA recognised Awards.

Writer/Director Lorin Terezi’s film, THE NEWS (Albania/Spain) won the Flickerfest Award for Best International Short Film (Academy Accredited).

The amazing French animation, MEMORABLE, written and directed by Bruno Collet, won the Yoram Gross Award for Best International Short Animation (also Academy Accredited).

The Flickerfest Australia Award for Best Australian Short Film (also Academy Accredited), was THE DIVER, written, directed and produced by Michael Leonard and Jamie Helmer.

All the Awards given last Sunday can be found on the Flickerfest website: FLICKERFEST.COM.AU

The Flickerfest Short Film Festival will begin its national Australian tour to 50 venues in January and tour until May 2020.  See it if you can.

The venues and dates can be found on the Flickerfest website above.