FlickerUp is an Australian Youth & Schools Competition which screens at Flickerfest– open to films from students enrolled in primary or secondary schools in Australia, or individuals under 18. (This competition is divided into 2 sections: one for primary age & one for secondary age youth/students) films under 35mins. All entries must have been completed within 2 years of entry and must be in English or have English subtitles.
FLiCKERFEST FlickerUp Awards:
FlickerUp – SAE Award for Best Australian High School/Youth Short Film
FlickerUp – Yoram Gross Award for Best Australian High School/Youth Animation
FlickerUp – Award for Best Australian Primary School/Youth Short Film
For more information please visit the official website here.
FlickerUp receives a high volume of entries and only screens ~ 20 films.
(22 finalists were screened in 2018).
Though the entry fee is only $17 USD, there are lots of costs associated with making a short film including equipment rentals, editing software, music licensing fees, etc. Depending on the resources available to the student via their school or community, the cost could be significantly less.
Prior technical experience depends significantly on who the student has helping them and whether or not they can recruit people to help with filming, editing, etc.
If a student wanted to take on the filming and editing responsibilities themselves, they would need some prior experience or significant time to teach themselves while making their short film.
Time commitment will vary depending on student's involvement in the post-production process and how much time student has before the application deadline to finish their film.
Submit film with $17 USD entry fee via FilmFreeway application portal.