Lights, camera… Capfilmfest!
Capricorn Film Festival has opened submissions for year three of its highly successful destination event including an exciting new category and festival partner in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Local Marine Advisory Committees. After the triumph of last year, with a record 22 short films made regionally for two Central Queensland filmmaker categories.
“We are excited to be offering this category to the youth of Central Queensland. Last year’s event screened numerous exciting, funny and emotive short films, though we were lacking with a category designed to those younger filmmakers in the region,” said event founder Luke Graham.
“The Gladstone, Capricorn Coast and Burnett LMAC’s are thrilled to be supporting the Capricorn Film Festival’s primary school category that will encourage kids to share what they know about the Great Barrier Reef and the threats it faces,” said Gladstone Local Marine Advisory Committee Chair, Karl French.
Primary schools and students from all over Central Queensland are welcome to submit their short films for selection into this year’s film festival under the category CAPS #lovethereef. This exciting new category has a time restriction of five minutes and its story must contain the Great Barrier Reef.
“With this category we give those youth whom missed out on last year’s festival a voice to show their filmmaking chops, I’m eagerly waiting on our entries to start rolling in.” Luke Graham said.
Short films from all over Central Queensland will compete within the three categories, CAPS Open, CAPS Junior and the newly established CAPS #lovethereef. The Short Film Competition also includes Best Short Film, which is open to filmmakers from around the world. Entries are also open for feature films and documentaries with the total prize pool at $5500.
With CAPS Junior they are looking for the best short films made by Central Queensland residents under the age of 18, including schools and student-made short films with the winner receiving $1000, trophy and work experience with production house Scope Red on their next major film project.
The category for Gladstone and Central Queensland residents over 18 years of age is CAPS Open, with the winner receiving $1000, trophy and the exclusive honour of directing the following year’s festival promo trailer.
Entries are open till September 14th with official selections notified by September 22nd, just over one month before the destination festival event, with submissions excepted via online only.