Canberra Short Film Festival

Canberra Short Film Festival

The Canberra Short Film Festival showcases the best films from around Australia and around the world. It is a competition based festival with awards and sponsored prizes in a number…

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Closing Date

Jun 30, 2024

Location

Australian Capital Territory

Artform

Shorts

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The Canberra Short Film Festival showcases the best films from around Australia and around the world. It is a competition based festival with awards and sponsored prizes in a number of different categories.

The event runs for 2 exciting weeks in venues right across Canberra, the national capital of Australia. This is an intimate and fun festival where audience and film makers can connect and exchange ideas easily. Screening sessions are often enhanced with a social component including, forums, Q&A’s and of course, a few parties.

We are interested in any genre, style and length up to 20 minutes (some categories have shorter length requirements) so long as it includes at least one of the following; high production values, innovation, thought provoking themes, great use of the medium and high entertainment value.

The judges want to see something beautiful, or strange, or scary, or joyful. We want our audiences to be taken on a ride to be affected by your films in any BIG way possible.

CSFF includes a film maker networking event to help bring producers, directors, actors and other craft specialists together. We also hold a screen industry forum with special guests from the industry.

The event also hosts several social events both, pre/post screening, at several of our venues including; Opening Night, Saturday Night Party, Filmmaker Networking Session and of course, the Awards and Closing Night Party.

Trophies and laurels are awarded to Best Film in each category. We also present Runner Up certificates/laurels, Highly Commended certificates/laurels and/or specific craft awards such as; writing, editing, cinematography, sound, directing and acting – depending on category. There are also sponsored prizes in some categories.

For more information, visit Canberra Short Film Festival