The Canberra Short Film Festival tonight celebrated its 20th year showcasing the best the film industry has to offer from Australia and all over the world.

Member for Molonglo Meegan Fitzharris MLA officially opened the 2015 Canberra Short Film Festival tonight at Dendy Canberra, which runs from 18-20 September. This year’s event will screen 46 films and feature Q&A sessions with local filmmakers.

Ms Fitzharris said the 2015 festival has attracted a record number of 325 entries, including 107 international entries.

“The Canberra Short Film Festival is a wonderful celebration that showcases local and international talent in the short film industry, and it just gets bigger and better every year.

“Building on the success of previous years, this year’s festival includes a new community initiative: a two-minute film competition, which attracted more than 50 entries alone.

“The ACT Government, through the ACT Event Fund, is very proud to support the Canberra Short Film Festival, which is now the third oldest festival of its kind in Australia.

“Canberra continues to evolve as an exciting, diverse and vibrant city, further enhancing its reputation as one of the best places in Australia to live, work, visit, learn and invest. The Canberra Short Film Festival is yet another example that Canberra really is the coolest little capital.

“I encourage all Canberrans and visitors to the ACT to check out the Canberra Short Film Festival this weekend and enjoy some of the best short cinema on offer from all over the world,” said Ms Fitzharris.

For more information on the program and screening times visit www.csff.com.au.