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CSFF 2022 HIGHLIGHT REEL | edit by Doug Hall

about us


Canberra Short Film Festival (CSFF) is an independently-run local festival, supported by ASFF Inc., a not for profit body and a group of wonderful sponsors and partners.

We are proud to screen the best of independent short films, from Australia and around the globe, right here in our hometown and nations capital.

Now in our 28th year, this competition-based festival runs over a 2-week program including; screenings, industry networking sessions, Q&As and panel discussions. Culminating in our awards night where we announce winning filmmakers across twelve categories and celebrate their craft. 

Our panel of carefully selected judges look for films of any genre and style that exhibit elements of - high production value, innovative style, thought provoking themes, great use of the medium and beautiful storytelling;  up to 20 minutes in length and completed within the last 18-months.

With 12 categories to submit in, ranging from; from 2-Minute Film to Music Video, Experimental to Documentary.  There is no limit to your storytelling or expressive style.  To learn more, head to our FILM CATEGORIES page.

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