Capricorn Film Festival

capfilmfest // Capricorn Film Festival

3rd edition

Dec 15 - Dec 16, 2018
Gladstone, Australia

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Children, Commercial, Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length

Mission / description ​The Capricorn Film Festival is a not for profit organisation that discovers local, national and international cinema gems, and shares them with a diverse audience of film lovers.

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.

The event is held in mid December where a crowds of thousands from all over Central Queensland enjoy a weekend of cinema supporting filmmakers from the region and entries from all corners of the globe.

Shortlisted short films are screened at the week long event with a total prize pool of $4,000 awarded between the winners of each category as judged by a panel of celebrity judges (actors, filmmakers and industry professionals).

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.
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Class Founded: 2015
Festival category: C (national relevance, national player)
Dates Open call: Mar 01, 2017

Regular deadline: Oct 23, 2017
Late deadline: Nov 03, 2017

Notification date: Nov 10, 2017

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Fees Fees range from 9.15 to 36.60 USD . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 3.40 USD cheaper than on other submission platforms for Film Plan subscribers.
Awards Total prize money: 4,000.00 USD
Other prizes: Trophy's, Mentorship, Productions
Specials Workshops, Panels
General rules RULES AND TERMS

All Films must be submitted to the Film Festival by 3rd November 2017
Only films completed after 1st January 2016 will be considered for the sections.
Short Films: Any genre of film under 10 minutes length will be considered.
The film 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 filmfreeway in the correct format. Submissions must be received no later than the entry deadline with all required paperwork and releases provided.