Flickerfest 2024

Next date: Wednesday, 24 April 2024 | 06:30 PM to 11:59 PM


It's here again - our favourite film festival under the stars! 

Celebrating its 33rd year, FLiCKERFEST is Australia's only Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA Recognised short film festival, and the country's largest Australian & international short film competition! It screens the best shorts selected from 3,400 entries, resulting in A-list short film programs recognised as amongst the best in the world.

This year the Australian Opal Centre at Lightning Ridge is screening TWO brilliant nights of the best recent short films, hand-picked from the 2024 FLiCKERFEST Festival in Bondi. 

  1. Wednesday 24 April - Best of Australian Shorts, including 'Mary,' a heartfelt film based on a true story, written by Josh McElroy and filmed on his family's farm in Coonamble; and 'Yeah the Boys,' winner of the Panasonic Lumix Award for Best Australian Short Film - following six young Aussie men as they sink beers over an afternoon and well into the night.
  2. Wednesday 1 May - Short Laughs Comedy, a brilliant lineup of short comedies by filmmakers from Australia, New Zealand, France, Ireland, the US and UK.



Doors open from 5.45pm; please arrive by 6.15pm and be seated by 6.25. Each night features:

  • 9 short films over 2 1/2 hours including a 15 minute interval
  • Award-winning short films, fresh from the FLiCKERFEST festival at Bondi Pavilion
  • The screening will be outdoors in the fresh air; we'll provide chairs, stars and fire bins - please wear warm clothes and bring blankets if you'd like to be extra cosy
  • Popcorn and lollies will be available for purchase. BYO snacks and drinks welcome


Note: programme contains mature themes; not recommended for children under 15. Children under 15yrs mayattend but must be accompanied by an adult.


For Group bookings call 0403 492 462.




  • Wednesday, 24 April 2024 | 06:30 PM - 11:59 PM
  • Wednesday, 01 May 2024 | 06:30 PM - 11:59 PM


AOC Black Opal Heritage Shed, Three Mile Rd, Lightning Ridge, View Map

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