Canberra Short Film Festival

Tuesday to Wednesday, September 10 - 18

CSFF is a long running, much loved short film festival.

It brings the best from around the world and Australia to Canberra audiences. A competition based festival with 9 separate categories CSFF showcases innovation in visual story telling. This year’s selections include ground breaking international animations, music videos, First Nations stories and a smorgasbord of narrative films which will make you laugh and cry and think!

The films can be between 2 and 20 minutes duration so each session will be full of interesting and surprising delicacies.

Ticket Prices

Red Carpet Gala Night - Adult $25.00
Red Carpet Gala Night - Student/Concession $20.00
Documentary Screening - Adult $15.00
Documentary Screening - Student/Concession $12.00
Award Presentation Screening - Adult $20.00
Award Presentation Screening - Student/Concession $15.00
Special Presentation Iranian Short Films Screening - Adult $20.00
Special Presentation Iranian Short Films Screening - Student/Concession $15.00
4 films pass (box office only) $55.00

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CSFF- Awards and Presentations


The decisions are in, the judges have spoken. This awards presentation evening will feature a number of the award winning films and some audience favourites. Come and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, see the best films from CSFF 2019 and be part of the excitement of the presentation ceremony where the film makers will all be gathered.

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CSFF- Special Presentation Iranian Short Films Screening


In a very special evening of films CSFF will present the best of contemporary Iranian film. These films provide a unique insight into Persian culture and touch on a range of fascinating themes and topics. From a country which has a proud history of poetry and storytelling come the latest from a new generation of Iranian film makers. Films that confront political issues, gender issues, human issues. A must see election of films which reveal a side if Iranian culture not much seen or understood here in Australia. The evening will include a Q and A with a well-known Iranian actress and an Iranian academic after the films.