In January, Australia’s most prestigious short film festival, Flickerfest, will celebrate its 29th year. Kicking off at Bondi Beach, the festival will screen the cream of the crop of Australian and international short films. After the Sydney celebration, the short film festival will go on tour to over 50 venues across the country between January and May.

This year saw 3200 submit their short films in the hopes of being one of the 100 handpicked to show at the festival. The full programme is yet to be unveiled but we’ve been given a small glimpse of what’s to come. Chloë Sevigny’s Ouija board thriller White Echo will make its Australian premiere. Whilst homegrown talent will shine with Dani Pearce’s Backpedal, based on the Olivia Gatwood poem of the same name.

Watch: Flickerfest 2020 Tour Trailer
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“The Short Film is a place to experiment and push boundaries. Flickerfest allows emerging voices to be seen and heard, and established voices the chance to revitalise,” shares Cate Blanchett. “It’s fitting that such a cutting edge, internationally recognised film festival takes place in an unconventional and vibrant setting: under the stars, on the beach, in Australia.”

It’s destined to be a stirring celebration of some of the finest film making talent. Set to take place between 10–19 January at Bondi Beach, you can find out more by heading to the event’s website.