Central Queensland's premiere film arts festival features an opening night premiere party, feature films, documentaries, masterclasses, panel discussions and selected short films in competition reviewed by a jury of film and entertainment professionals.
OPENING NIGHT MOVIE
THE PRETEND ONE WITH FILMMAKER Q&A
Unclassified 15+ 86 Mins
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Director Tony Prescott
Writer James Raue & Tony Prescott
Producer Dinusha Ratnaweera & Tony Prescott
DOP Robert C Morton
Distributor Bonsai Films
Inter Sales Shoreline Entertainment
$15 General Admission
$10 KCA Members & Concessions
Food & Drink
Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks purchased via cash bar. A complimentary supper provided after screening
Schedule of Event
1900-2035 The Pretend One
2035-2050 Filmmaker Q&A
Friday NOV 23 7:00PM Yeppoon Town Hall 25 Normanby Street Yeppoon
This is the heart-warming tale of a young female farmer and her imaginary friend. He's been by her side for twenty years and counting. Now, as he watches her fall for another man - a real man - it dawns on him: he is in love with her. Unable to face losing her, he must fight to become real himself.
The Pretend One is a coming-of-age drama about Charlie and Hugo who are aged in their 20’s and live in a rural town in Central Queensland. They’ve been best friends their whole lives. There’s just one thing – Hugo is Charlie’s imaginary friend.
Though their relationship has always been platonic, when Charlie begins to fall for Guy, a producer from the city scouting for a TV documentary series – Hugo realises he’s in love with Charlie.
He sets about trying to win her for himself but its obvious he can’t compete in the real world. He decides that the only way to win Charlie back is to become real himself. . He tests out his boundaries, tries moving objects and learns that he can channel energy when he becomes emotional. But as he moves closer and closer to becoming real, he pushes the girl he loves further away.
Talking to someone others can’t see has always caused Charlie to be outcast in her town. In a heartfelt moment with her father, who has been distant since her mother’s tragic death in her childhood, Hugo realises that she can’t grow while he is around. He realises he was meant to help her through that difficult period, not be with her forever.
CAPS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Masterclasses and sessions
1200-1245 Session: Indi Distribution
1300-1345 Session: The Actors
1400-1445 Session: Micro Budget Movies
Short Film Competition
1500-1530 CAPS Junior (PG)
1530-1600 BOLD Short Films (PG)
1600-1630 CAPS Open (M15)
1630-1800 CAPS World (M15)
1800-1820 Awards Ceremony
Festival Closing Drinks
1900-2300 Keppel Bay Sailing Club
Admission Prices pre-sales online
$10 General Admission
$5 Students, Pensioners, Children, Concessions
Admission Prices on day cash only
$15 - Adults
$7.50 - Students, Concessions, Children & Pensioners
Food & Drink
Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks purchased via cash bar
SCREENING: B.OLD STORIES
B.OLD short films will make you think twice about aging and what’s possible as you get older. This diverse collection of heartfelt stories celebrate the lives, experience and passions of older people, and the contributions they make to our communities every day. Presented with the support of the Queensland Government. For more info visit
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Never Stop Playing
SHORT FILM COMPETITION WITH MASTERCLASSES
Saturday November 24 12:00PM Yeppoon Town Hall 25 Normanby Street Yeppoon
CAPS Short Film Festival features masterclasses, panel discussions and selected short films in competition reviewed by a jury of film and entertainment professionals. The winners of each category will receive cash prizes and trophies.
SESSION: INDI DISTRIBUTION
Dov Kornits of Filmink Presents
Former president of the Film Critics Circle of Australia, Dov launched FilmInk Presents in 2016. Some of the films that FilmInk Presents helped launch include Broke, Early Winter and Terminus. In 2017, Dov worked as Head of Theatrical for Umbrella Entertainment, releasing films such as The Jungle, Cargo, Rip Tide and The Namatjira Project into cinemas.
SESSION: THE ACTORS
Ben Mingay, Melina Vidler & David Field
Ben Mingay is an actor and singer, known for Packed to the Rafters and Wonderland. He also played the role of Billy in the stage version of Dirty Dancing in Australia and United States. Melina Vidler is an actress, known for her role as Shay Turner in 800 Words, for which she won the Logie Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer in 2016. David Field is an actor and film director who has appeared in numerous film and television roles, including Chopper and Two Hands.
SESSION: MICRO BUDGET MOVIES
Luke Graham & Peter Szilveszter
Luke Graham is an international award winning feature filmmaker, who’s 2016 film Broke was one of the most successful indi production’s of the year.
Peter is a Queensland resident and Director of Photography and Colourist on indi feature film “The Legend of Ben Hall” (2016).
FESTIVAL CLOSING DRINKS
CELEBRATE CQ'S WEEKEND OF CINEMA
Saturday November 24 7:00PM Keppel Bay Sailing Club Anzac Parade Yeppoon
Join us for Closing Drinks on Saturday night from 7PM at Keppel Bay Sailing Club Inc. Mingle with local and nationwide filmmakers, our partners and festival guests and celebrate Capricorn Film Festival's first festival within the Yeppoon community .
CAPS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
THE GHOST IN THE AIR
Directed by Kasey Deeth | 10 mins | Rockhampton | In English | PG | CAPS Junior
As invasion looms over Australia’s northern coastline, Barbara learns that her brother had gone missing in the line of duty. What at first seems a mere casualty of the Second World War soon escalates into something far more deadly when time itself comes to a standstill and Barbara is confronted with a horrible truth…
Directed by Jordan Muller| 12 mins | Gladstone | In English | PG | CAPS Junior
In this film-noir, private eye Mr Brown gets more than he bargained for when three friends enlist his help to track down their stolen Shelvador Refrigerator.
Directed by Alex Milios | 8 mins | Biloela | In English | PG | CAPS Junior
When a man is stuck in purgatory, events occur and frighten him as revenge for the problems he has caused earlier in life. He must figure out how to move on from his past mistakes.
IMAGE EN MOUVEMENT
THE PHONE CALL
Directed by Jamisyn Chapman | 3 mins | Invited | In English | PG | CAPS Junior
This is a quirky experimental art film that explores the relationship between still and moving images, hence the title: Image en Mouvement which translates to image in motion.
Directed by Jerry McGiffin | 4 mins | Bundaberg | In English | PG | CAPS Open
Rosemary’s shows the troubled story of Jerry’s Grandma. Rosemary McDonald grew up in Glasgow in through history’s darkness time. As she got out of poverty fear followed until she died.
Directed by Elizabeth Tansley | 8 mins | Rockhampton | In English | M | CAPS Open
Richo gets lucky and wants to share the news
GIVE AND TAKE
PLEASE DON'T FEED THE DUCKS
Directed by Alex and Dominic Russell | 12 mins | Rockhampton | M | CAPS Open
A loveable bogan challenges a pompous bartender to a cocktail duel after he is unfairly evicted.
Directed by Tylah Kinbacher| 3 mins | Innisfail | In English | PG | CAPS Open
Two best friends find out that one of them has an incurable disease. Madi urges to find a way to cure her, though it may come with a big price.
POST MORTEM MARY
Directed by Tim Goodwin | 5 mins | Invited | In English | PG | CAPS Open
It’s a perfect day in the park and Guy wants nothing more than to feed the ducks at the pond. Sadly, an official sign forbids it. He is approached by a charismatic duck who tries to get him to hand over the bread. But Guy isn’t about to break the law.
Directed by Brad Marsellos | 3 mins | Bundaberg | M | CAPS Open
A young trans person explores memories of growing up in Bundaberg, Australia.
Directed by Joshua Long | 10 mins | Brisbane | In English | PG | CAPS World
A mother and a daughter, Mary, who suffers from a crippling fear of death run a post mortem photography business. As Mary confronts her phobia she must do all she can to make the dead look alive...
Directed by Maxime-Claude ‘Ecuyer | 7 mins | Canada | In English | PG | CAPS World
Star Wars meets Shakespeare. Hamlet’s famous soliloquy is presented as the inner voice of a Stormtrooper, demonstrating the way Shakespeare’s language still echoes down to us through the centuries and remains as relevant today as ever
Directed by Brendan Kelly | 8 mins | Canberra | In English | M | CAPS World
There is an unspoken trust between an actor and their director on set, but actors are not always told everything. But what happens if that trust is secretly abused in a deadly way for personal gain?
Directed by Ren Thackham| 6 mins | Sydney | In English | M | CAPS World
On a mysterious dirt road in the harsh yet beautiful Australian outback, Ned Williams, a beast with a dark side, is trying to escape authority and Constable Rose, a true blue honest bloke, is trying to get out of the desert without being shot, run over... or eaten.
Directed by Ben McCullough | 6 mins | Melbourne | In English | PG | CAPS World
A couple constructs a massive cardboard plane for their nephew...but when they take it for a test flight, they find themselves fighting off an entire squadron of enemies! They’ll need more allies to win this battle.
JUST MOLLY & ME
Directed by Ryan Cauchi | 1 min | Sydney | In English | M | CAPS World
A true millennial horror story.
Directed by Mary Lee-Woolf | 13 mins | United Kingdom | M | CAPS World
A bittersweet tale of love, addiction and redemption, as Molly, a fragile 80- year old, and Peter, a tortured young man, find solace in the most difficult of circumstances.
Directed by Takeshi Kushida | 10 mins | Japan | English Subtitled | PG | CAPS World
A lonely man falls in love with a shadow of woman appeared on the apartment’s wall.