Canberra Short Film Festival Calls For Entries

16 May 2018

Calling all Filmmakers!

Submissions for the 23rd annual Canberra Short Film Festival (CSFF) have officially opened.

The 2018 CSFF has again included a category for Indigenous Film, and is working to engage all ages to connect with Canberra’s film culture.

Those who want to enter have nine categories to choose from:

  • International
  • National
  • Documentary
  • Canberra
  • Animation
  • Music Video
  • Under 18’s
  • 2 Minute Film
  • Indigenous Film

Entries must be in by 30 June and can be submitted through Withoutabox, or simply visit the CSFF website for more details.

The best film in each category will be awarded prizes:

  • International – $750
  • National – $500
  • Documentary – Prize package worth $500
  • Canberra – Prize package worth $300
  • Animation – Prize package worth $500
  • Music Video – $300
  • Under 18’s – Prize package worth $200
  • 2 Minute Film – Prize package worth $200
  • Indigenous Film – Prizes worth $500

CSFF Director John Frohlich said “It’s fantastic to see how the festival has become part of Canberra’s vibrant cultural community. There has been a strong growth in attendance to the festival and an increase in the amount of entries. The level of community engagement and participation is what differentiates this festival. We like to see and stimulate all generations of filmmakers to get together and be influenced and inspired by each other”.

Belconnen Community Service has partnered with CSFF and will host a festival screening on 13 September.

An opening event was already held at Smith’s Alternative on 28 February, to bring together audiences, young interested filmmakers and people in the local industry.

The CSFF will run for five nights from the 12 – 16 September, and the screenings will be held at different venues so everyone across Canberra has an opportunity to access the festival.

The 2018 CSFF will run over five nights from September 12-16, at the following locations:

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