from the director


Excitement is mounting as we head into CSFF21.

The judges have selected the films for screening and arrived at their difficult decisions on who the final winners are!

On Friday 5 November we kick off with a special Schools matinee which showcases the great work from the Schools and Under 18 category.

Then, from Wednesday 10 November, the festival launches into 16 successive screenings running every night until Thursday 25 November.  

164 films, coming from 28 countries,  across 10 categories have made their way onto our festival screens.  

Again the films cover a broad range of topics and themes.  We have created some special screening evenings for audiences with particular interests as well as the more general screening sessions with a mixture of the best from all the categories and a wide range of styles and genres.

Look out for strand screenings like;

  • The Politics of Sexuality and Gender Identity (followed by panel)

  • First Nations Stories  (with special guests and panel)

  • Fright Night

  • Future Worlds (visions of possible worlds coming soon)

  • Documentaries

  • Iranian Films (films from contemporary Iran)

There are all the usual favorites; Animations, Music Videos and the ever

popular 2 Minute films.

There will be panels and parties and a filmmaker networking event.

We look forward to seeing  you at the screenings, come and say hello and tell us about the film(s) you loved the most.