NEWS AND MEDIA ARCHIVE

CAPRICORN FILM FESTIVAL RELOCATES TO YEPPOON

CINEMA AUSTRALIA |  MAY 2018

Capricorn Film Festival director Luke Graham has confirmed the popular festival will relocate from Gladstone to Yeppoon in 2018. In line with this announcement, both Keppel Coast Arts and Livingstone Shire Council have confirmed their partnership with the Capricorn Film Festival and will provide extensive support and funding for the 2018 festival program. It is envisaged a funding agreement will be organised with a five-year plan for the festival.

CAPRICORN FILM FESTIVAL HITS ROCKHAMPTON

 

FILMINK |  JAN 2017

The CAPS Short Film Tour will hit the beautiful Quay Street precinct on Saturday, 20 January where the best of this year’s Capricorn Film Festival will screen outdoor for the first time in Rockhampton. For the first time CAPS Short Film Festival will travel across Central Queensland, bringing the best of last year’s short film submissions to those regions in a fun-filled, unique and jam packed community event for the whole family. And best of all, it’s free.

STARS ALIGN AT ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL

NEWSMAIL |  DEC 2017

THERE'S a reason young environmentalist Tara Keightley is smiling today. The 12-year-old Kalkie State School student took out an award at the Capricorn Film Festival at the weekend where she also rubbed shoulders with actor David Berry from the TV drama series Outlander.

GUEST CELEBRITY JUDGES SHINE SPOTLIGHT ON REGIONS FILMMAKERS

THE OBSERVER |  DEC 2017

AN AIR of importance surrounded Australian actor David Berry as he stepped out onto the red carpet at the Capricorn Film Festival this weekend. Organised chaos. That's what came to mind when observing the hustle and bustle inside the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre today.

GLADSTONE FILMMAKER STRIKES GOLD

THE OBSERVER |  DEC 2017

Gladstone's own Clifton Schulke has beat four finalists to win the CAPS Open category at the Capricorn Film Festival today. Though Mr Schulke recently told The Observer he hadn't entered the competition to win, the first place spot no doubt serves as validation to him and the time, effort and commitment he dedicates to his craft.

INTERNATIONAL TV STAR COMING TO GLADSTONE

THE OBSERVER |  DEC 2017

With just four days to go before filmmakers from all over the country touch down in Gladstone for the Capricorn Film Festival, things are starting to heat up. Just in time for the lights to dim and the red carpet to be rolled out, organisers have announced that international TV star David Berry will be attending as the celebrity guest judge.

BIRD RESCUE DOCO MAKES FILM FINALS

NEWSMAIL |  DEC 2017

It's the stuff nightmares are made of - plovers coming at you in attack mode from all directions. But local film maker Ashley Walmsley said when he was faced with the imminent danger of the angry little birds, it didn't deter his mission to save three chicks who had wandered away from their nest near his home.

TEAMWORK NURTURES SUCCESS FOR YOUNG FILMMAKER

THE OBSERVER |  DEC 2017

Proof that the arts are alive and well is embodied in filmmaker Jasmine Prasser, Gladstone's third finalist nominee at next weekend's Capricorn Film Festival.

JUNIOR FINALIST NOMINEE INSPIRED BY PAST FILM FESTS

THE OBSERVER |  DEC 2017

AS THE Capricorn Film Festival edges closer, Gladstone's last finalist nominee, Joe Perchard has lauded the success of his film, Cringey Ginge and Mr Biggs, as a huge team effort. Following the story of two out-of-favour police detectives, Joe said the movie was best described as a comedic murder mystery.

MICHAEL PUTS HIMSELF IN THE FRAME FOR FEST WIN

THE OBSERVER |  DEC 2017

At age 17, Gladstone filmmaker Michael Hudson is making a name for himself as a finalist in the CAPS junior category of the Capricorn Film Festival. The former Toolooa State High School student, who graduated only weeks ago, has been nominated for his short film The Tourist, an idea he said came from a dream.

AGENT TO THE STARS HEADS HOME FOR FESTIVAL

THE OBSERVER |  DEC 2017

The Gladstone school boy who was bullied for being "a poofter" in the 1970s returns this weekend as one of Australia's leading film and television agents. His career, one any aspiring performer would die for, includes dancing for Prince Charles and Princess Diana and six years on the Moulin Rouge in Paris.

ARROW ON TARGET FOR WIN

THE OBSERVER |  DEC 2017

Seasoned Gladstone filmmaker Clifton Schulke is being recognised for his short film The Arrow as a Capricorn Film Festival finalist nominee in the Open category. Mr Schulke said he's proud to be part of an event that showcases the region's top talent. "Believe it or not there are a lot of filmmakers in this region,” Mr Schulke said.

CHILDREN TAKE REEF MESSAGE TO FILM FESTIVAL

NEWSMAIL |  NOV 2017

Three St Luke's Anglican School students have used their filmmaking skills to showcase how passionate they are about saving the Great Barrier Reef. Indi Bland, Sienna Mergard and Anneleise Taylor's film We Love The Great Barrier Reef is so thought-provoking it has even made its way to the finals of the Capricorn Film Festival.

TICKETS ON SALE FOR CAPRICORN FILM FESTIVAL 2017

CINEMA AUSTRALIA | NOV 2017

Central Queensland’s premiere film destination event, the 3rd Capricorn Film Festival, is a film arts festival containing Virtual Reality interactive experiences, masterclasses, panel discussions and selected short films in competition reviewed by a jury of film and entertainment professionals with the winners receiving cash prizes and trophies.

CAPRICORN FILM FESTIVAL FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

CINEMA AUSTRALIA | NOV 2017

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.

CAPRICORN FILM FESTIVAL EXPECTING RECORD ENTRIES

NEWSMAIL |  SEP 2017

IT'S central Queensland's answer to the Oscars and now in its third year, #capfilmfest is expecting a record number of entries from regional filmmakers. Gladstone's own film festival allows local, national and international filmmakers, seasoned and beginner, to enter their short films into the competition.

SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED FOR FILM FESTIVAL

NEWSMAIL |  SEP 2017

If you are an avid film maker or just starting out, get your best work off to the Capricorn Film Festival for a chance to win up to $1000. Submissions have been extended until October 23 for regional film makers before the third annual Capricorn Film Festival starts later this year.

CAPRICORN FILM FESTIVAL ENTRY DATE EXTENDED

THE OBSERVER |  SEP 2017

After last year's hugely successful Capricorn Film Festival, submissions for 2017 regional filmmakers have been extended until October 23.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN FOR THE KIDS 

GLADSTONE NEWS |  SEP 2017

For Gladstone’s budding filmmakers, the school holidays are an ideal time to get busy on their submissions for the Capricorn Film Festival with the deadline for submission extended until October 23.

CINEMA AUSTRALIA WRAP UP EPISODE 2 

CINEMA AUSTRALIA |  JULY 2017

In Episode 2 of the Cinema Australia Wrap, Matthew Eeles covers The Butterfly Tree, MOUNTAIN, Voyage of the Southern Sun, I Miss The War, JUNGLE, Descent into the Maelstrom - Radio Birdman Documentary film, Two People, Occupation, CinefestOZ, Capricorn Film Festival, Revelation Film Festival, The School, Hotel Coolgardie - The Film, Rabbit: film and Reaching Distance.

FILM DESTINATION FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR THIRD YEAR

THE OBSERVER |  JUNE 2017

Savvy filmmakers are on a mission to create a new industry in Gladstone's arts scene, starting with ramping up the Capricornia Film Festival. Entries have opened for this year's event, which organiser and film producer Luke Graham promises will be their biggest yet.

CAPRICORN FILM FESTIVAL IS CALLING FOR ENTRIES

CINEMA AUSTRALIA |  JUNE 2017

Capricorn Film Festival has opened submissions for year three of its highly successful destination event including an exciting new category and festival partner in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Local Marine Advisory Committees. After the triumph of last year, with a record 22 short films made regionally for two Central Queensland filmmaker categories.

GLADSTONE'S FAVOURITE BUSINESSES OF 2016

SUNSHINE COAST DAILY  |  NOV 2016

The votes are counted, and Gladstone's best in business have been named.

BUNDABERG FILMMAKER WINS AWARD

THE BULLETIN  |  OCT 2016

It cost the price of a postcard, but a short film made by a boy from Bundaberg is going further than he expected. James Latter, who co-founded the Bunderground short film festival, has picked up a Rising Star award for his film Traveller, shot in a variety of locations that Bundaberg viewers will find familiar.

CAPRICORN FILM FESTIVAL RECAP

SEVEN NEWS  |  NOV 2016

Seven News Central Queensland presents the recap of CQ's film industry awards.

LOCAL FILMMAKER'S SHINE AT COMPETITION

GLADSTONE OBSERVER  |  OCT 2016

The red carpet was rolled out for the Capricorn Film Festival as more than a thousand people sat under the bright lights at the marina to watch short films produced by local talent. The film festival, in its second year, kicked things off on Friday with a showing of the feature-length "twisted high school musical" film EMO the Musical.

GLADSTONE'S FILM EXTRAVAGANZA

GLADSTONE OBSERVER  |  OCT 2016

Gladstone's big weekend of outdoor film drama kicked off on the grass last night with international and Australian cinema on show at Gladstone Marina as part of the Capricorn Film Festival.

With over 300 entries this year, tonight's program offers up more inspiring short films.

TV STAR's COMING TO GLADSTONE SOON

GLADSTONE OBSERVER  |  OCT 2016

Gladstone residents can rub shoulders with some of Australia's best in the film and TV industry at the end of this month at the Capricorn Film Festival.

Today the guest judges have been announced, and it includes 800 Words actors Benson Jack Anthony and Melina Vidler, Saturday Disney's Teigan Nash, Home and Away's Lisa Gormley and filmmakers Charlie and Gemma Lee Clausen.

FILM INDUSTRY IN CENTRAL QUEENSLAND SURGING

ABC CAPRICORNIA  |  SEP 2016

A full-length movie starts filming in Rockhampton in a fortnight, short films are rolling in for the Capricorn Film Festival, and earlier this year an independent studio was launched in Maryborough.

Festival founder and film producer Luke Graham said the energy in the region was "very exciting" at the moment.

YOUNG FILMMAKER UNVEILS WORK AT CQ's BIGGEST FESTIVAL

GLADSTONE OBSERVER  |  SEP 2016

Gladstone filmmaker Stevan Markovic will have his short film's premiere at our region's biggest film festival. The 18-year-old aspiring filmmaker is working with 15 of his peers, including producer and film festival organiser Luke Graham, to create a short film, Soft Light Harmony.

SOMETHING'S BREWING IN CENTRAL QLD

FILMINK  |  SEP 2016

With entries now open, we take a look back at 2015’s inaugural Capricorn Film Festival in Central Queensland. Producer Luke Graham had a vision, which came to fruition in September 2015, with the first ever Capricorn Film Festival, screening short films from around the world under the surprisingly overcast sky of the Central Queensland industrial town, Gladstone.

HAVE YOU SUBMITTED YOU FILM ENTRIES YET?

CINEMA AUSTRALIA  |  JULY 2016

Time is running out for filmmakers to submit their films for the Capricorn Film Festival.

FILMMAKER LUKE GRAHAM'S LATEST PROJECT'S

ABC CAPRICORNIA  |  JULY 2016

Central Queensland Film Producer Luke Graham was hard at work last week filming at Mount Larcom - making a little documentary about the Farmers' Market and the town itself.

CENTRAL QUEENSLANDS FIRST INTENSIVE ACTING WORKSHOP

GLADSTONE NEWS  |  JUNE 2016

On July 2nd and 3rd the Capricorn Film Festival in partnership with Gladstone’s Regional Arts & Development will offer a two day intensive acting workshop at the Central Queensland University Campus.

FILMMAKERS FULL STORY

7 NEWS CENTRAL QUEENSLAND  |  JUNE 2016

Budding filmmakers and movie stars have learnt the do's and dont's of the industry at a master class in Gladstone. It's hoped the group will use their new skills to add to the lineup at the coming Capricorn Film Festival.

LEARN FILMMAKING FROM THE CREATOR OF BROKE

GLADSTONE NEWS  |  MAY 2016

Do you have an interest in movies? How about writing a story with a fantastic twist? Learn how to direct or act for a movie? Great news is the Capricorn Film Festival is offering a two day filmmaking workshop to all Gladstone and Central Queensland residents.

CFF PRESENTS BROKE TO GLADSTONE 

 

7 NEWS CENTRAL QUEENSLAND  |  APRIL 2016

Gladstone's first feature film has hit the big screen to an enthusiastic home town reception.

 

CFF PRESENTS GLADSTONES FIRST FEATURE

 

ABC CAPRICORNIA  |  APRIL 2016

A feature film made in Gladstone. The creators of 'Broke' hope to inspire audiences and filmmakers despite shoestring budget.

YOUNG FILMMAKER READY TO GET BEHIND THE CAMERA

 

GLADSTONE OBSERVER  |  MARCH 2016

 

Powerlines may connect our city to electricity, but for Stevan Markovic they are much more.

 

PRODUCER LOOKING FORWARD TO LOCALS SEEING BROKE

 

ABC CAPRICORNIA  |  MARCH 2016

 

For the last couple of years I've followed the journey of Gladstone film-maker Luke Graham as he went from story idea to script to film producer of the movie 'Broke'.

NEW FILM HIGHLIGHTS RUGBYS  SAD PROBLEMS

 

DAILYSTAR  |  MARCH 2016

GRIM stories of players wrecking their lives with gambling and booze problems are far too common.

 

GLADSTONE FILM WILL HAVE PREMIERE IN APRIL

 

GLADSTONE OBSERVER  |  FEB 2016

Working until 3am to get the perfect shot was a dream come true for videographer Kerry Thomas. The Gladstone woman was filming Broke, a movie that was shot in Gladstone in 2014.

TRAILER RELEASE FOR GLADSTONE SHOT FILM

 

GLASDTONE OBSERVER  |  FEB 2016

 

The first look at Gladstone film Broke will be unveiled this Friday when the trailer is released. The feature film was shot in Gladstone in 2014.

 

BROKE JUST BEGINNING FOR FILM PRODUCER

 

GLADSTONE OBSERVER  |  NOV 2015

 

Movie producer Luke Graham is still finalising plans for the premiere of his first film, Broke, but already he has his sights on his next big project.

 

CQ TO BECOME HOME TO A NEW FILM INDUSTRY

 

THE BULLETIN  |  SEP 2015

 

Sydney film maker Luke Graham first came to Gladstone to make the feature film Broke but he didn't expect to find "a cinematographer's dream

 

CAPRICORN FILM FESTIVAL BEGINS

 

FILMFEST.COM  |  SEP 2015

 

The  Capricorn Film Festival just finished and shows that there is another good reason for destination tourism during the school holidays.

FILM FESTIVAL BRINGS OUT THE STARS

 

THE BULLETIN  |  SEP 2015

 

THE inaugural Capricorn Film Festival lived up to all the hype last weekend when more than 850 people braved the chilly conditions to watch 21 short, 10-minute films. From the deeply poignant to the abstract, humorous and even kind of disturbing, the films were as diverse as the evening was entertaining.

 

HOME AND AWAY STARS SUPRISE FESTIVAL GOERS

 

GLADSTONE OBSERVER  |  SEP 2015

 

Television presenter Kayne Tremills and Home and Away stars Kyle Pryor (who plays Nate Cooper) and Lisa Gormley (who plays Bianca Scott) arrived at the Capricorn Film Festival tonight much to the festival goers' surprise.

 

GLADSTONE TO HOST CAPRICORN FILM FESTIVAL

 

ABC CAPRICORNIA  |  SEP 2015

 

This weekend the Gladstone marina will be the venue for the first ever Capricorn Film Festival. This festival is the initiative of film producer Luke Graham and will showcase short films from Australia and around the world.

GLADSTONE HOSTS CAPRICORN FILM FESTIVAL

 

ABC  |  SEP 2015

 

This weekend the beautiful Gladstone marina will be the venue for the first ever Capricorn Film Festival.

NO MORE TAKES THE FILM FESTIVAL IS HERE 

 

GLADSTONE OBSERVER  |  SEP 2015

 

The next generation of filmmakers will be on show this weekend at central Queensland's first film festival.Capricorn Film Festival creator Luke Graham said 20 short films from across the nation will be screened on the night.

 

HOME AND AWAY STARS VISIT FOR CAPRICORN FILM FESTIVAL 

 

GLADSTONE OBSERVER  |  SEP 2015

 

Nate from Home and Away will visit Gladstone this month for the Capricorn Film Festival. The English actor, Kyle Pyror, who plays the role of a doctor at Summer Bay will be one of the judges at the festival.

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