The 16th annual Canberra Short Film Festival is one of Australia’s premier film competitions and the meeting place for our hottest short filmmakers. 2 years ago, one of our Official Selection, Miracle Fish, has netted several international awards and an Academy Award nomination.
This year’s Festival will run at Dendy Cinemas over three glittering nights during Floriade from Friday 16th September through Sunday 18th September. Cash prizes (up to $1,500) will be awarded in four categories –National Schools, Grass–Roots, Emerging and Practising. There is also a People’s Choice award in each category.
The Canberra Short Film Festival categories have changed this year, in an effort to align them to the film-makers experience, rather than region of origin.
It is our hope that this will create a stronger but fairer competition. For every category, a film must
• be an Australian film
• be of less than 15 minutes duration
• be of any genre
• be completed in the previous 12 months
If the judges decide a film is not eligible for this category, the film-maker will have the option to withdraw the film or have it moved to a more appropriate category.
Entries can be made online up to 25 July.