#capfilmfest Finalists Announced

November 28, 2017

With three weeks to the Capricorn Film Festival the program has been announced for Central Queensland’s weekend of cinema.

#capfilmfest Finalists Announced

With three weeks to the Capricorn Film Festival the program has been announced for Central Queensland’s weekend of cinema.

The annual #capfilmfest gives residents the chance to support filmmakers from around the region and from all over the world. It also allows for local filmmakers, seasoned and beginner, to enter their short films into the competition.

Attendees to the festival will get to experience the latest in virtual reality, master classes in acting and cinematography and discussions from some of Australia’s leading filmmakers.

Local filmmakers have taken a large step, with over forty short films entered, twenty of which will be screened on Saturday as part of the Short Film Competition where category winners will win cash prizes, trophy’s and mentoring program’s.

“We are very excited to have so many well made entries from Central Queensland filmmakers, it really show’s that CQ artists have a voice on the Australian film landscape and a career in filmmaking can be achieved in our region.” Luke Graham, Festival Founder and Executive Officer. 

With over 400 entries to this year’s event, the selection process was hard, with only the best of the best making it to the one day community event, held at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre.

The Short Film Competition includes four categories:

CAPS lovethereef: open to CQ primary schools and students

CAPS Junior: Open to CQ high schools and students

CAPS Open: Open to CQ residents

World Open: Open to everyone worldwide


“We watched films from all other world and though it was a very hard process, we are very excited to bring the community some amazing film’s by some very inspiring and talented filmmaker’s, Luke Graham.

The film festival will draw filmmakers from Northern Queensland, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne including our regional attendees, all touching down in Gladstone to meet, mingle and see who will win Central Queensland’s Capricorn Film Festival. The Capricorn Film Festival is on Saturday 16th December starting at 11am at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre.

The Capricorn Film Festival Finalists for 2017

CAPS lovethereef

Lovethereef – Boyne Island State School

One Plastic Bag – Tara Keightley

Reef it up – The Hall State School

Finding Home – Clem Boston

We love the Great Barrier reef – St Luke’s Anglican School

Just one thing can make a difference – Poppy Derbyshire


CAPS Junior

The Hoody – Kasey Deeth

The Tourist – Michael Hudson

For Isabelle – Tilly Hobkirk

Cringey Ginge & Mr Biggs – Joe Perchard

The Five Stages of Grief – Jasmine Prasser

The Job Interview – Alex Milios

The Library de Nouilles – Steven Kyriazis

The Spaces between spaces – Cormac Mateer

Words Mean Nothing Dream Big – Aida Katsanevas



The Arrow – Clifton Schulke

Saving the Plovettes – Ashley Walmsley

Scorned – Ian Westley

Dole Boy – Jerry McGiffin

Sexy Herpes – Madeleine Dyer



Gorilla – Tibo Pinsard

Adele – Mirene Igwabi

The most important meal of the day – Paul Craufurd

Liz Drives – Mia’kate Russell

His fathers son – Ian Appleyard

Creswick – Natalie Erika [pictured]

Irony – Radheya Jang


For more information on the Capricorn Film Festival program: