Now in its 23rd year, the Canberra Short Film Festival has earned a reputation for quality and respectability, and is recognised as one of Australia’s oldest and best film competitions. It attracts an audience from all over Australia and is known for selling out every session. The CSFF represents the boundless talent that makes up Australia's film industry, and exposes our guests to the best of short cinema from all over the world. If you are interested in showcasing your talent in a festival that gets bigger every year, the Canberra Short Film Festival is your opportunity. Submissions for the 2018 festival are now closed with judging in progress.


The Canberra Short Film Festival represents the best films from around Australia and the world through a variety of categories, in any genre, style and length of up to 20 minutes (some categories have shorter length requirements).


The judges want to see something beautiful, or strange, or scary, or happy. We want our audiences to be affected by your films in the BIGGEST way possible.