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.
 

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

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 and trophies awarded on to the winners. The categories include:

Feature Films in competition:

CAPS Feature - $1000 (AUD) World Open 

Documentaries in competition:

CAPS Doco - $1000 (AUD) World Open 

 

OTHER AWARDS

CAPS Best Director

CAPS Best Actor

CAPS Short Film Competition:

CAPS Short - $1000 (AUD) World Open 
CAPS Open - $500 (AUD) CQ Over 18 
CAPS Junior - $500 (AUD) CQ Under 18

OTHER AWARDS

CQ Rising Star

Best Short Director

Best Shorts Actor

DATES and DEADLINES 

Opening Date: February 24 2020

Regular Deadline: October 12 2020

Late Deadline: November 2 2020

Notification Date: November 9 2020

 
 

CATEGORIES 

CAPS

Feature

CAPS

doCO

CAPS

short

CAPS

open

CAPS

junior

FEATURE FILM

DOCUMENTARY

SHORT FILM

SHORT FILM

SHORT FILM

Open to features not

distributed or broadcast. Sales Agents and Distributors able to 

submit upcoming features. World Open. Minimum length of 60 minutes per film.

WINNERS AWARDED

Golden Pineapple Trophy

$1000 AUD Cash

We want emotive, challenging and experimental docos. World Open to all ages. Minimum length of 60 minutes per film.

WINNERS AWARDED

Golden Palm Trophy

$1000 AUD Cash

Open to all short film worldwide. World Open to all ages. All shorts welcome. Max length of 20 minutes per film. 

WINNERS AWARDED

CAPS Short Trophy

$1000 AUD Cash

Short films made by residents of Central Queensland! Anyone 18 years and older. Regions: Bundaberg, Gladstone, Yeppoon, Rockhampton and surrounding areas.

WINNERS AWARDED

CAPS Open Trophy

$500 AUD Cash

Open to schools and students at and under the age of 18 years old. Regions include Gladstone, Yeppoon, Rockhampton and Bundaberg and others within Queensland.

WINNERS AWARDED

CAPS Junior Trophy

$500 AUD Cash

 

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RULES AND TERMS

All Films must be submitted to the Film Festival by 2nd November 2020. 
Only films completed after 1st January 2019 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 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.

FILMING IN CQ

Project Fund

Crews

Film Locations

Regional Actors

Regional Filmmaker Group 

Media

Press Releases

DESTINATION

SUBMIT

Directors Welcome

Festival Location

Getting to Yeppoon

Things to do in region

Accomodation

Where to Eat

PRINCIPAL PARTNER

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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, Tourism Events 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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