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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.