Capricorn Film Festival wraps for another year

As the western sun sets on the 2019 Capricorn Film Festival, its time to celebrate the films and documentaries screened to the Central Queensland community and importantly its winners.

CAPS Jury includes the six feature films and documentaries screened over the four day event, with Bellbird named the winner. Kiwi hit Bellbird screened as part of the opening night celebrations lead by Australian actor and Festival Patron Michael Caton and star Cohen Holloway who was in attendance and part of the post screening meet and greet.

CAPS Short Film Festival concluded the fifth year destination film arts event, held on the Yeppoon beachfront amphitheatre and an enthusiactic crowd watched short films from Australian and international filmmakers, compete to be CAPS World Winner. 


This year saw filmmakers tell stories about gender, physical, political, family and social norm issues but it was a West Australian filmmaker whose short film which tells the story of an astronaut pondering on the quietude of space who won the top prize.

The Quiet by Radheya Jegatheva is loosely based on a 2016 short story by the director titled Silence which was the overall winner of the Mundaring National Youth Section for the KSP Speculative Fiction Awards and a High Commendation for the 2016 Rees Prize for Young Writers under the auspices of The Fellowship of Australian Writers WA.


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