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'best of the fest' - date tba soon


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This year we received just over 380 films from across the world!

The 66+ hours of film were deliberated, debated and shortlisted by our wonderful judges to bring you a wonderful selection of short films, produced in the last 18-months.

CSFF grew in other ways this year, with the festival now running over two consecutive weeks in September, as well the addition of some new screening locations - reaching further local audiences.

We are very proud to announce new partnerships with Northside Community Services, Belconnen Arts Centre, See-Change and Photo Access.  With new partnerships we're working together to further connect with local filmmakers by collaboration on workshop, networking sessions & discussion panels and of course, screening to a larger audience. 

With our 25th birthday coming up, 2020 is sure to be an amazing year too.  

Lastly (but certainly not least) a shout out of thanks to our founding partners, major sponsors and to all of our festival sponsors and event  partners for your continuing support -

See you soon for 'Best of the Fest' - date to be announced shortly x

Canberra Short Film Festival (CSFF) is a locally run festival, screening the best of short flicks, from Australia and around the globe, across 6 locations in the Canberra region.

Running for 24 years, as a competition-based festival, we award filmmakers across nine categories; 

Canberra, National, International, Animation, Documentary, 2-Minute, Schools/U18s, Music Video and First Nations Stories

We look for films of any genre, style with high production value, innovation, thought provoking themes, great use of the medium and beautiful storytelling; of up to 20 minutes in length, made within the previous 18-months.



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