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 Based in Yeppoon, the gateway to the Capricorn Coast and the wonders of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and Keppel Bay Islands, the annual Capricorn Film Festival is Central Queensland's premiere film arts destination event.

DIRECTORS WELCOME

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The 2023 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 upcoming year we are screening a selection of feature films, short films and documentaries from around around the world alongside multiple other art presentations and community interactive experiences for youth and tourists.

It takes a community to make a event, and an even larger community to sustain and support the independent spirit we keep alive at #capfilmfest.

We need you to make it happen.

FESTIVAL EVENTS

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OPENING NIGHT PARTY

Festivities begin with our opening night screening followed by its after party and musical entertainment. On our final night after the short film festival, all are welcome for our Closing night drinks.

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FEATURES & DOCUMENTARIES

We find independent local and international gems to premiere at the event to the community of Yeppoon. Event to include Queensland feature film and documentary premieres.

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SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Three competitive categories judged by a panel of industry experts celebrating Queensland and 

international filmmakers. CQ filmmakers compete in two regional filmmaker categories.

CINEMA MEMORIES

Capricornia Silver Band will take you back to your favourite movie scores with a tribute to the history of cinema.

MASTERCLASSES

Teachers, filmmakers and actors from around Australia present educational

opportunities.

SENSORY CQ 2023

The festival extends its arts reach and intern-connective performance with Sensory CQ, an exclusive visual media exhibition. 

E GAMES

Complete in three classic video game competitions with winners receiving cash prizes.

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CAPS EXPERIMENTAL

CAPS EXperimental screens short films from Australian and international artists week long at the Fig Tree Art Gallery.

NETWORKING

Local and regional filmmakers meet and mingle and industry professionals at our networking night.

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.

Welcome to the place where cowboy culture meets the coastal lifestyle, a wonderful slice of Queensland that’s unlike anywhere else. 

The upcoming Capricorn Film Festival will run from 18-22 January 2023, with the program and tickets on sales from 29 November 2022. 

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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

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BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Join the festival team and have a great time with like minded people from across the region.

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BECOME A PARTNER

Be part of the growth of film arts in Central Queensland. Make a difference.