Central Queensland’s premiere film destination event containing masterclasses, panel discussions and selected documentary, feature and short films in competition reviewed by a jury of film and entertainment professionals with the winners receiving cash prizes and trophies.
 

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GENERAL INFORMATION

The Capricorn film festival was established to encourage production, not just exhibition. Our event is not just about ‘showing’ films – it’s about ‘making’ them. We aim to provide you with the opportunity to showcase your work to as wide an audience as possible, and help you promote your career and film-making endeavours.
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​ The festival is open to any level of filmmaker, from amateur to professional and is supported by some of Australia's premiere filmmakers and industry companies.

The Capricorn Film Festival is competitive, with over $4,000 in prizes awarded on to the winners. The categories include:

Feature Films and Documentaries in competition:

CAPS Jury - $1000 (AUD) World Open 

CAPS Short Film Competition:

CAPS World - $1000 (AUD) World Open 
CAPS Open - $1000 (AUD) CQ Over 18 
CAPS Junior - $1000 (AUD) CQ Under 18

OTHERS: Selected on the night by the judges and audience:

CQ Rising Star

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

 

CATEGORY INFORMATION

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SHORT FILM

We want the best short films in the world! The winner takes home $1000 AUD. World Open to all ages. All Welcome. Please refer to Rules and Terms for more information. Maximum length of 10 minutes per film.

SHORT FILM

We want the best short films made by residents of Central Queensland! Anyone 18 years and older and a resident of Central Queensland (Bundaberg, Gladstone, Yeppoon, Rockhampton and surrounding areas) can enter this category. Maximum length of 10 minutes per film.

SHORT FILM

Open to Central Queensland schools and students at and under the age of 18 years old. Regions include Gladstone, Yeppoon, Rockhampton and Bundaberg within Queensland. Multiple submissions accepted. Maximum length of 10 minutes per film.

FEATURE & DOCUMENTARY

We want the best feature films and documentaries in the world! World Open to all ages. All Welcome. Minimum length of 60 minutes per film. Please refer to Rules and Terms for more information.

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RULES AND TERMS

All Films must be submitted to the Film Festival by 2nd October 2019. 
Only films completed after 1st January 2017 will be considered for the sections. 
Any genre of short film under 10 minutes length will be considered for CAPS Open and CAPS Junior. 

Any genre of short film under 20 minutes length will be considered for CAPS World

Minimum length of 60 minutes is required per Feature film entry. 

Minimum length of 60 minutes per Documentary entry.
All films must not have appeared on Australian television, Pay TV or be screened on an internet site. 
Short Films do not require a premiere screening to be accepted. 
Must be subtitled in English if not English language. 
Filmmakers must enter the correct category. Festival staff reserve the right to request proof. 
Entrants may enter multiple films in multiple categories. 
Short Films must NOT contain; nudity, drug use or excessive violence. 
Feature Films must be suitable for audiences 15 years and above. 
Entrant must have copyright over the film and music and the film submitted. 
You must pay the entry fee when you submit and upload your film via a submission site in the correct format to be in the running for any monetary prizes and trophies. Submissions must be received no later than the entry deadline with all required paperwork and releases provided.

CONTACT THE TEAM 

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

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 2019 to be in consideration. Contact our friendly staff via the form below. If you require anymore information, please call the office number for details.

FILMING IN CQ

Project Fund

Crews

Film Locations

Regional Actors

Regional Filmmaker Group 

Actors Workshop

Filmmaker Mentorship

Casting Call

Filmmaker Workshops

Specialised Courses

Regional Mentors

Networking Events

Calendar

Media

Press Releases

FESTIVAL

Tickets

Directors Message

Festival Location

Getting to Yeppoon

Where to Stay

What to do around town

PROGRAM

Festival Screenings

Celebrations

Industry Talks

CAPS Short Film Festival

CONTACT

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.

 

© 2019 CAPRICORN FILM FESTIVAL INC.  A NOT FOR PROFIT DGR FILM ORGANISATION