Capricorn Film Festival 2018
- The Capricorn Film Festival is on once again at the end of this month (23rd and 24th November) where guest judges and industry professionals will be visiting Yeppoon to lend their expertise to the event, held at the Yeppoon Town Hall.
- Festivities start with opening night feature film The Pretend One. The Pretend Oneis a coming-of-age drama about Charlie and Hugo who are aged in their 20’s and live in a rural town in Central Queensland. They’ve been best friends their whole lives. There’s just one thing – Hugo is Charlie’s imaginary friend.
- The film stars Australian film industry legend David Field, who will be in attendance for a special Q&A after the screening. David’s roles include: Two Hands, Chopper, Oyster Farmer and Mystery Road.
- Saturday will include masterclasses and panel discussions prior to the flagship event, the CAPS Short Film Festival.
- The annual event 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.
- Local filmmakers have been busy all year creating their short films for Central Queensland’s version of the Oscars with Festival Director, Luke Graham confirming submissions have exceeded last year’s record breaking year for regional filmmakers. This year festivals had 26 entries from Central Queensland filmmakers, second in Australia to behind the long established Tropfest.
- The short film festival contains four categories, with two specifically created for Central Queensland filmmakers. CAPS Junior for high schools, CAPS Open for adults, CAPS World completing for Best Short Film category. The fourth is a special out of competition inclusion called B.OLD Short Stories, screened in partnership with the Queensland Government.
- “We are very excited to see what our young filmmakers have created this year’s film festival, it really show’s that the organisation’s hard work is paying off, as a career in filmmaking can be achieved in our region.” Luke Graham, Festival Founder.
- The film arts festival features Virtual Reality interactive experiences, masterclasses, panel discussions and selected short films in competition reviewed by a jury of film and entertainment professionals. The winners will receive cash prizes and trophies.
- The film festival will draw some forty filmmakers from Northern Queensland, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne including our regional attendees, all touching down in Yeppoon to meet and network, though waiting in anticipation for the winner of each category of the 2018 Capricorn Film Festival.
The Capricorn Film Festival opens on Friday 23rd and finishes the following night at the Yeppoon Town Hall.
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