VFest will proudly screen home-made Queensland feature films, international and Australian made experimental short films also masterclasses and discussions from leading sunshine state film industry professionals, in a fun-filled, unique and jam-packed weekend event for the whole family.
Screen Queensland is the major partner for the event, with Cinema Australia its media partner.
“Cinema Australia is proud to partner with Capricorn Film Festival to present VFest. I’m passionate about creating opportunities for filmmakers to learn and develop their skills and these master classes have been designed to do just that. And what better way to learn than in the comfort of your own home,” Matthew Eeles, Cinema Australia.
The event will include three proudly made Queensland feature films highlighting South East, Central and Northern Queensland.
Australia’s most famous summer sport in the ’80s in on show in The Coolangatta Gold, starring Colin Friels, Nick Tate, and legendary surf life saver Grant Kenny. The movie tells the story of Steve and Adam, brother’s burdened by their father’s desire for glory and must win The Coolangatta Gold.
The second movie is independent film festival gem, Broke filmed in Gladstone with a star-studded Australian cast including Max Cullen, Steve Le Marquand, Claire Vander Boom and Brendan Cowell. Broke is about a disgraced sports star and gambling addict attempts to turn his life around with the support of his number one fan.
The final movie, Dark Age is in the vein of Jaws set in the outback and stars John Jarratt, Burman Burman and David Gulpilil. A park ranger is tasked with dealing with a killer crocodile that appears to have a spiritual connection with the local Aboriginals.
“We have been hard at work creating an exciting online event jam packed with classic Queensland movies and a great selection of important discussions with film industry personnel” Luke Graham, Festival Founder and VFest Director.
The event will include five virtual masterclasses with Queensland industry professionals including actors, filmmakers and distributors, hosted by Cinema Australia’s Matthew Eeles. Join prolific television and feature film producer Nathan Mayfield for an intimate conversation about his life and career, accomplished actor Tim Ross, distributors Dov Kornits and Gil Scrine, film school lecturers Dean Chricop and Bobbi-lea Dionysius and three emerging producers to learn their individual journeys and what it takes to become a filmmaker in the ever-changing global media marketplace.
The program will also include twenty three innovative shorts under the CAPS Experimental banner. Genres include documentary, animation and experimental.
VFEST will only be available online via Capricorn Film Festival’s official website. The online event starts at on Friday 13th August at 7:00am and concludes Sunday August 15th at 11:59am. To learn more and purchase your pass visit: www.capricornfilmfestival.com