Capricorn Film Festival program announced

Radheya Jang’s Irony will play at this year’s Capricorn Film Festival.

The official lineup of films has been announced for this year’s Capricorn Film Festival.

The annual #capfilmfest gives residents the chance to support filmmakers from around the region and from all over the world. It also allows for local filmmakers, seasoned and beginner, to enter their short films into the competition.

Attendees to the festival will get to experience the latest in virtual reality, master classes in acting and cinematography and discussions from some of Australia’s leading filmmakers.

Local filmmakers have taken a large step, with over fourty short films entered, twenty of which will be screened on Saturday as part of the Short Film Competition where category winners will win cash prizes, trophy’s and mentoring program’s.

“We are very excited to have so many well made entries from Central Queensland filmmakers, it really show’s that CQ artists have a voice on the Australian film landscape and a career in filmmaking can be achieved in our region.” Luke Graham, Festival Founder and Executive Officer.  

With over 400 entries to this year’s event, the selection process was hard, with only the best of the best making it to the one day community event, held at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre.

The Short Film Competition includes four categories:
CAPS lovethereef: open to CQ primary schools and students
CAPS Junior: Open to CQ high schools and students
CAPS Open: Open to CQ residents
World Open: Open to everyone worldwide

The film festival will draw filmmakers from Northern Queensland, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne including our regional attendees, all touching down in Gladstone to meet, mingle and see who will win Central Queensland’s Capricorn Film Festival. The Capricorn Film Festival is on Saturday 16th December starting at 11am at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre.

The Capricorn Film Festival Finalists for 2017

CAPS lovethereef
Lovethereef – Boyne Island State School
One Plastic Bag – Tara Keightley
Reef it up – The Hall State School
Finding Home – Clem Boston
We love the Great Barrier reef-St Luke’s Anglican School
Just one thing can make a difference – Poppy Derbyshire

CAPS Junior
The Hoody – Kasey Deeth
The Tourist – Michael Hudson
For Isabelle – Tilly Hobkirk
Cringey Ginge & Mr Biggs – Joe Perchard
The Five Stages of Grief – Jasmine Prasser
The Job Interview – Alex Milios
The Library de Nouilles – Steven Kyriazis
The Spaces between spaces – Cormac Mateer
Words Mean Nothing Dream Big-Aida Katsanevas

The Arrow – Clifton Schulke
Saving the Plovettes – Ashley Walmsley
Scorned – Ian Westley
Dole Boy – Jerry McGiffin
Sexy Herpes – Madeleine Dyer

Gorilla – Tibo Pinsard
Adele – Mirene Igwabi
The most important meal of the day – Paul Craufurd
Liz Drives – Mia’kate Russell
His fathers son – Ian Appleyard
Creswick – Natalie Erika
Irony – Radheya Jang
Rey – Luke Saliba

You can find more information on the Capricorn Film Festival program here.


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