A breathtaking location, the platform to showcase Australia’s best short films and two of Australia’s most accomplished film exponents sharing their knowledge with emerging filmmakers – the Port Shorts Film Festival is a feast for the senses.
The Port Shorts Film Festival promises to deliver for filmmakers and film enthusiasts and will be staged under the stars in nature’s playground, Port Douglas in Far North Queensland where the majestic Daintree Rainforest meets the spectacular Great Barrier Reef.
With a prize pool of more than $10,000 up for grabs, the Port Shorts Film Festival shines the spotlight on the imagination of Australia’s most creative minds, with a support network geared to stimulate the next generation of filmmakers.
Wolf Creek and Rogue Executive Producer Matt Hearn and acclaimed Australian actor Stephen Curry will be with emerging filmmakers every step of the journey as official ambassadors, mentors and judges of the Port Shorts Film Festival. Port Shorts organisers will conduct youth workshops to provide young filmmakers with the tools to produce their own short films, documentaries and music videos as well as offer 24/7 online support and advice.
The Port Shorts Film Festival will also host a Film Locations Roadshow in the week leading up to the festival for prospective filmmakers to tour potential locations in the Douglas Shire. We want to help Australia’s best emerging filmmakers achieve their potential and celebrate their individuality.
The Port Shorts Film Festival will open on Friday, 23rd October. Information about submitting your film can be found here.