Founded since 2012, Chaktomuk Short Film Festival (CSFF) is the first and largest short film festival in Cambodia, organized by Sunflower Film Alliance - a collective of young filmmakers and Cambodia-based film professionals. Held annually in Phnom Penh, CSFF aims at sensitizing audiences to the art of cinema, promoting innovative international filmmaking in various forms, and presenting quality productions made in Cambodia by domestic and international filmmakers.

🏆 Best Cambodian Short Film
🏆 Second Place Cambodian Short Film
🏆 Best International Short Film
🔖 Audience Award for Local Short Film
🔖 Audience Award for International Short Film
🔖 Special Jury Mention for Local Short Film
🔖 Special Jury Mention for International Short Film

*All awards (except for the Audience awards) are given out by a panel of reputable jurors from the SE Asia region.

1. *Eligibility requirements*
- The submitter is solely responsible for any legal issues related to, but not limited to, copyrights of the film.
- The film has to be English-subtitled unless the spoken language is English.
- All international submissions need an English language script attached.
- The film has to be completed on or after January 2022.
- Films previously submitted to Chaktomuk Short Film Festival are not eligible for consideration.
- The film should be less than thirty minutes in length.
2. *Submission Guidelines*
- All films selected for Chaktomuk Short Film Festival will be screened on DCP unless otherwise arranged by the programming team or submitting filmmakers.
- Only completed entries (including submission fees for international films) will be considered.
3. *Deadline*
All entries must be submitted online by the 30th of June 2024.
4. *Selection and Judgment*
- Submitted films will be selected for festival presentation by Chaktomuk Short Film Festival programmers.
- The filmmakers of the selected films will be contacted by phone or emailed by the festival team.
- Submitting filmmakers will be notified before or on August 15th, 2024.
- Competing films (Cambodian and international) will be respectively judged by both the juries before the festival and on-site audience during the festival.
- Fee exempted international projects are eligible only for our film showcase, but not for our competitive category nor any awards which includes a cash prize.
- We reserve the rights to change our selection in case the filmmakers do not respond within the given time.

Overall Rating
  • chan leap

    Thank you for giving me this great opportunity to present my film to the audience and let them know who I am:)

    November 2023
  • Thy Seng

    The Best Short Film Festival in Cambodia

    September 2019
  • Good opportunity for new, young, first-timer short filmmaker. Baby step.

    March 2019
  • Nice Festival! Good Vibe! Warm!

    November 2017