Film entry deadline extended
REGIONAL filmmakers have a little bit longer to shoot and edit their submissions for this year’s annual Capricorn Film Festival.
Submissions have been extended until October 23 for the third annual Capricorn Film Festival.
Festival director Luke Graham announced the continued expansion of the short film competition after last year’s success where there were a record 22 short films made regionally for two Central Queensland filmmaker categories.
Short films from all over Central Queensland this year will compete within the three categories, CAPS Open, CAPS Junior and the newly established CAPS #lovethereef.
The short film competition also includes Best Short Film and is open to filmmakers from around the world. Entries are also open for feature films and documentaries with the total prize pool at $4000.
CAPS Junior is for short films made by CQ residents under the age of 18, including schools and student-made short films. The winner will receive $1000, trophy and work experience with production house Scope Red on their next major film project.
CAPS Open is for CQ residents over 18 years. The winner will receive $1000, a trophy and the exclusive honour of directing the following year’s festival promo trailer.
CAPS #lovethereef is restricted to CQ primary school students. The maximum length should be five minutes and must contain a story or character element on the Great Barrier Reef.
Entries are open until November 3 with official selections notified by November 10. Submissions accepted online only.
“We are very excited about local submissions with some fantastic short films already entered, and we look to triple our submissions,” Mr Graham said.
For more information visit www.capricornfilmfestival.org/
ACTION: Submissions are still open for this year’s Capricorn Film Festival. Pictured is festival organiser Luke Graham with Gladstone Cinema’s Renee Kornbrekke and Aidan Lisle.