Please note, due to weather conditions, Lights! Canberra! Action! has been rescheduled to Saturday 7 March.
Competition meets creativity in the 17th annual Lights! Canberra! Action!. Shining a spotlight on Canberra’s talented filmmakers, who have been tasked with creating seven-minute short films exploring the theme ‘planted’, and incorporating 10 dictated items. If that weren’t impressive enough, the filmmakers have 10 days to shoot, edit and produce their film. Watch the top twelve finalists’ films in the picturesque Senate Rose Gardens.
Bring a picnic rug, cushion or chair and enjoy food and drink from Bentspoke beer garden and a range of local vendors including La Empanada and Pure Gelato. Entry is free. This event is licensed and BYO is prohibited.
The filmmakers will be competing in the following award categories. Thank you to our Lights! Canberra! Action! sponsors who make this event possible.
Best Film, presented by Screen Canberra
Best Acting Performance, presented by Perform Australia
Best Director, presented by Crux Media
Best Editing, presented by Cre8ive
Best Visual Effects/Animation, presented by AIE
Best Film under 18, presented by Sanguineti Media
Best Original Music, presented by Visabel
Best Screenplay, presented by Hot Dogma
Best Memorable Performance, presented by Stage Centa
Female Filmmaker, presented by Marisa Martin
Best Art Direction, presented by EOR Media
Best Sound Design, presented by Eclipse Sound and Lighting
Best Cinematography, presented by By George Studios
People’s Choice, presented by Cre8ive
Best Student Film , presented by Canberra Institute of Technology
Best Use of an Item, presented by National Capital Authority
Best Use of Theme, presented by International Year of Plant Health