Submissions are now open for the Capricorn Film Festival.

Photo by Stephane Yaich.

Celebrating its fifth year, submissions are now open for the Capricorn Film Festival – a highly celebrated film event held annually in Central Queensland.

This year, the festival will be a four-day cinema event to be held in late November at the beautiful beachside tourist destination of Yeppoon.

Submission categories include feature film, documentary and short films with a total prize pool of $4,000 with one of a kind trophies to be shared amongst the winners.

The five feature films and documentaries selected to screen at the event will compete for the festival’s premiere award, CAPS Jury. The festival Jury will be made up of Australian film industry personal and key local identities.

Feature and Documentary pre-selectors will take special interest in Australian made stories to screen to the region’s cinema lovers.

“The opportunity for Australian filmmakers, both long and short form to screen their films in our beautiful region while networking with region artists will be of great benefit to the future of arts in Central Queensland, said festival co-ordinator Peter Szilveszter.

Festival organisers are expecting another record year for short film submissions the triumph of last year’s entries including over twenty-five short films made by regional Queensland’s for the CAPS Short Film Festival’s two Central Queenslander only categories, CAPS Open and CAPS Junior.

Short films from Bundaberg to Yeppoon will compete in two categories, CAPS Open and CAPS Junior. The short film competition also includes CAPS World, which is open to filmmakers from Australia and internationally. 

“With our fifth event this year, we are really excited to see the growth of our local storytellers,” said festival founder and director Luke Graham.

Entries are open till October 2nd with official selections notified by October 7th, six weeks before the destination festival event, with submissions accepted via online through capricornfilmfestival.com.

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