The Canberra Short Film Festival is returning on Wednesday 17 March for part two of their covid delayed 25th anniversary season.

Running over 12 big nights, across four Canberra venues, the festival showcases the best of short films from all over the world with a special spotlight on the best of Canberra’s local filmmaking.

In 2020, CSFF received a record number of submissions, with over 700 films from Canberra, Australia and the world across 9 categories.

With so many high-quality films submitted there will be some theme specific screenings including, ‘The Politics of Sexuality and Gender’, ‘Culture and Identity’, ‘Environment – Our Planet Our Home’, and ‘2020 in Film – Covid, BLM and Bushfires’.

The general screenings will also include a variety of films from various categories such as, music videos, animations, documentaries and first nations stories.

This year will also see new innovations such as an open-air screening at Dickson Pool and a movie marathon at Dendy cinema. There will also be a night of Iranian short films after receiving over 50 films from Iran, and a 25-year retrospective screening that will see previous festival directors and winners attend to celebrate.

For the jam-packed festival program head to CSFF’s website and support the works of amazing film talents.