Kick off the Canberra Long Weekend with Lights! Canberra! Action! @ Enlighten Festival on Friday 10 March. Located in the open-air surrounds of the Senate Rose Garden, this short film festival shines the spotlight on local filmmaking talent. With 10 days to film and feature 10 items from around Canberra, see an array of up-and-coming local film makers share their perspective and interpretation of this years theme – Pride.

Bring a chair or picnic blanket, grab feed and sit back to watch this year’s top 12 finalist films under the stars.

There will be live music from 7pm, films screen from 8pm followed by the awards, the event ends approx. 10pm.

About Lights! Canberra! Action!

Film competition

Lights! Canberra! Action! is a scavenger hunt style short film competition where local filmmakers get 10 days to write, shoot and edit a short film about this year’s theme and featuring 10 required items or places from around Canberra.

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Event Info

Date: 10 March 2023
Location: Senate Rose Gardens, Old Parliament House
Screening: 7pm for 8pm start
Tickets: This is a free event. Ages 15+. Under 15’s to be accompanied by and adult.
Licenced event: This is a licensed event and BYO is not permitted. There will be a bar available at the event.

Senate Rose Gardens