CAPS Short Film Tour to return Gladstone

Clifton Schulke’s Container.

The CAPS Short Film Tour is coming to Gladstone’s East Shores on Saturday, April 24 where the best short films from the postponed 2021 Capricorn Film Festival will screen outdoor for the first time in Central Queensland.

CAPS Short Film Tour travels across Central Queensland, bringing the best of the short films to selected towns in a fun-filled, unique and jam-packed FREE community event for the whole family.

Gladstone Regional Council and Screen Queensland are the major partners for the event. Other partners include Gladstone Ports Corporation.

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

Sadly, the January 2021 Capricorn Film Festival was cancelled due to COVID restrictions and with that the premiere of local, interstate and international short films.

“One of the side effects of cancelling the festival was not being able to screen the hard work of many local filmmakers to their friends and families. Creating a film is very hard, it takes time and is usually done without much financial support,” said festival founder, Luke Graham.

“With the support of our partners we are getting another chance for those filmmakers to screen their films to a physical audience, many for the first time,” Graham continued.

Twelve short films will be shown on the night from two categories of the CAPS Short Film Festival program. These include, CAPS World open to filmmakers from around the world also Australia, and CAPS Open which contains short films by Central Queensland adults.

Three short films by Central Queenslander’s will finally have their local premiere’s: Anxious by Elizabeth Tansley, Container by Clifton Schulke and Chasing Gold by Luke Graham.

“I am so excited for the premiere of Anxious at the CAPS Short Film Tour Gladstone. The subject matter is important and relevant considering the last year we have all had,” said Elizabeth Tansley.

The program also includes International award-winning films, Anna by Dekel Bereson, Golden Minutes by Saulius Baradinskas, also Made in China by Ale Damiani about a Spanish tinder couple who wake up to find out that a strange pandemic will have them in lockdown together for a lot longer than they hoped.

“Our partners have given us the opportunity to be able to bring an exciting program of short films to the Gladstone region, entertain the community, also stir the imaginations of new generations of big screen storytellers. We look forward to a fun night for all,” said Graham.

The event starts at 5:50pm and concludes at 8:30pm. The event will follow COVID safe protocols. Check in will be required on the night and cleaning supplies will be available.

To learn more and see the program visit www.capricornfilmfestival.com

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