Yeppoon is situated 38 kilometres north east of Rockhampton, and is the gateway to Great Keppel Island and the wonders of the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

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The 6th Capricorn Film Festival is going to be the biggest film event of the year in Central Queensland. This Festival is a unique cultural platform where latest achievements in cinema are viewed, discussed and debated for both their narrative and technical merits by audiences of cinema lovers.

This year we are presenting a selection of 50 feature films, short films and documentaries from around around the world. The selection of films for the Festival has been made out of over 500 films submitted.

We have decided to celebrate the 6th Capricorn Film Festival as paperless festival, completely discarding the use paper and paper made materials for publicity. Instead, digital and other media will be used for publicity and other business activities of the Festival.

#capfilmfest is marching forward. Incessant efforts right from the first edition has resulted in the improved quality of the festival so far. We are aware that there is still room for improvement. Necessary course correction at appropriate stages will improve the festival and we will take it to new heights with all your support. #capfilmfest relies on the efforts and enthusiasm of many people to bring our festival to fruition. I would like to extend very sincere thanks to everyone who is helping us to make this wonderful event possible and to our enthusiastic community who are our backbone.

Together we can make #capfilmfest a profound and memorable experience for everyone.

Donate and support future filmmakers through our DGR Capricorn Film Festival Donation Fund gifts over $2 are 100% tax deductible 

 

FESTIVAL LOCATION

Located 40 km east of Rockhampton, you’ll discover the relaxed Capricorn Coast paradise of Yeppoon. The crystal blue waters of Keppel Bay and the Southern Great Barrier Reef lap at our doorstep and the tranquil Pumpkin Island paradise and Great Keppel Island itself, whisper welcome. These unique islands nestle among 25 or more just waiting to be explored. 

 

There are onshore adventures to be had, too. In and around Yeppoon, limestone caves lie waiting to be explored and native zoos and crocodile farms promise to delight. For relaxation, family farm stays and wellness retreats soothe the soul. For adventure and adrenaline, choppering over land and sea or skydiving over our sandy shoreline will get pulses racing. But don’t just take our word for it, visit Capricorn Holidays to find out more and to book your accommodation for the festival.

 

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BY AIR

By Air - It’s a short flight direct from Brisbane with QANTAS or Virgin Australia. From the airport, there are connecting buses, Taxis or UBERs for the 40 minute drive to Yeppoon. Visit QANTAS or Virgin to book your flight.

 

BY ROAD

It’s an enjoyable 7.5 hours on the Bruce Highway with great coffee, food and sightseeing along the way.

BY RAIL

Sit back and skip the traffic on the 7.5-hour tilt train journey with Queensland Rail. There’s free Wi-Fi, economy, business and galley class seats and delicious refreshments available for your scenic journey to Central Queensland. Visit Queensland Rail to book your Tilt Train to Rockhampton.

 

BY SEA

Adventurous sailors can journey up the Queensland coast from Brisbane in less than a week, (depending on the weather, and how much of the Southern Great Barrier Reef you take the time to enjoy along the way) with scenic spots available for mooring at the bustling Keppel Bay Marina. Visit Keppel Bay Marina for more information.

Learn more about Central Queensland's tourist destination location. Contact Visit Capricorn below

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THINGS TO DO

GET BACK TO NATURE

In a relatively small area you’ll find a remarkable diversity of national parks. Walk through ancient rainforests, hike sandstone gorges, splash in crystal-clear waterfalls, explore 400-million-year-old caves and look out for ancient rock paintings. 

 

DISCOVER THE SOUTHERN GREAT BARRIER REEF

One of the natural wonders of the world lies just off the Capricorn coast. The Southern Great Barrier Reef has stunning islands, white-sand beaches and great snorkelling and diving.

 

VISIT THE ZOO

See 70 species of native animals as well as exotic creatures, rainforest and outback exhibits, and conservation projects at the Rockhampton Zoo. It’s free of charge and open from 8am daily.

 

TRY YOUR HAND AT FOSSICKING 

Unearth a gem in Rubyvale’s sapphire mine, tour The Willows Gemfields or pan for gold at Mount Morgan.

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It's also a great opportunity to connect with like-minded people from across Central Queensland and have some fun in the process. Apply by 10 October 2020 to be in consideration. Contact our friendly staff via the form below. If you require anymore information, please call the office number for details.

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Capricorn Film Festival Inc is supported by Livingstone Shire Council. In part by grants from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, Screen Queensland and the Regional Arts Development Fund and in part by the Regional councils of Central Queensland believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Central Queensland's future.

 

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