To all the teams that started, that finished, that triumphed, that faltered and fussed, that ran for the deadline and even those that didn’t quite make it – CONGRATULATIONS. Simply taking up the challenge of Lens Flair is no small feat, so well done.

The Judges awarded Best Film for 2014 to Scar by Eli Peters and Rebecca Punton, and the people voted Nocturnal Warriors by Team FABRIKAM as the People’s Choice award. Please see our vimeo channel for all 17 films submitted!

Starts Friday July 25

The Lens Flair 24 Hour Film Festival lays down a cinematic gauntlet to Central Australian film makers; put your skills to the test by shooting, editing and delivering a 5-minute masterpiece in just 24 hours.

For first-timers, keen go-getters and pseudo-Spielbergs alike, the festival is supported by a three-week program of workshops and masterclasses, starting July 5. The workshop program is co-presented by ABC Open.

Lens Flair 2014 – with multiple cash prizes, fame and glory up for grabs – you’d be plain silly not to enter…

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9pm Friday:
Get List.
Start Shooting.

Vast crowds gather for the launch of the event at Kafe Gonzo / Alice Springs Cinema.

The List of Special Things is released at 9pm – this is a list of props, actions, dialogue or concepts. At least of these special things must be included in your film.

Check out the list from 2013 here.

9pm Saturday:
Finish Film.
Submit it.

Back to Kafe Gonzo 24 hours later, masterpiece in hand.
You must be through the doors by 9pm sharp!

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6pm Sunday:
Watch Films.
At the Movies.

The Alice Springs Cinema hosts the official screening of the top films for friends, family and film makers alike. A panel of judges on the night will award glorious prizes for Best Film, Best Youth Film, Audience Favourite and more!

Tickets for the screening will be $15 at the door.

Please download the Terms and Conditions for all the details…

Full terms and conditions


Partnering with ABC Open, the series of Beginner and Advanced film making workshops start on the 5th of July and run for three weeks.
Industry professionals will lay down new skills, inspiring tales and fresh approaches to your film making.

Head to the workshop page for full details.

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Past Winners

The Portrait by Else Kennedy, Hannah Nagel, Corinne O’Keefe, Chris Raja, Natasha Raja, Felice Cipriani was judged best film at the 2013 festival.

Head to our Vimeo Channel to see all the films from past Lens Flair festivals.

Get involved.

Ready to enter Lens Flair 2014? Register below.
You’ll be taken to a secure ticketing page at


Need to contact us? Please email

If you live in Central Australia but can’t make it to Alice for the festival, you can enter online! Click here for more details.