Submissions extended for the 3rd annual Capricorn Film Festival

Workshop attendees learning from festival director, Luke Graham. Photograph by Kerry Thomas.

Submissions have been extended till the 23rd October for regional filmmakers before the 3rd annual Capricorn Film Festival starts later this year.

Capricorn Film Festival extends submissions for year three of its highly successful destination event. After the triumph of last year, with a record 22 short films made regionally for two Central Queensland filmmaker categories Festival Director, Luke Graham announces the continued expansion of the short film competition.

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 $4000.

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.

CAPS lovethereef is restricted to Central Queensland primary school students only, with a maximum length of five minutes and must contain a story or character element on the Great barrier reef.

Entries are open till November 3rd with official selections notified by November 10th, just over one month before the destination festival event, with submissions accepted via online only.

“We are very excited about local submissions with some fantastic short films already entered, and we look to triple our submissions from last years event.” Luke Graham.

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