Capricon Film Festival

Capricon Film Festival

Central Queensland’s premiere film destination event containing masterclasses, panel discussions and selected documentary, feature and short films in competition reviewed by a jury of film and entertainment professionals with the winners receiving cash prizes and trophies.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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.
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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.​

The Capricorn Film Festival is competitive, with over $4,000 in prizes and trophies awarded on to the winners. The categories include:​

Feature Films in competition:
CAPS Feature - $1000 (AUD) World Open ​

Documentaries in competition:
CAPS Doco - $1000 (AUD) World Open

OTHER AWARDS
CAPS Best Director
CAPS Best Actor

CAPS Short Film Competition:
CAPS Short - $1000 (AUD) World Open
CAPS Open - $500 (AUD) CQ Over 18
CAPS Junior - $500 (AUD) CQ Under 18​

OTHER AWARDS
CQ Rising Star
Best Short Director
Best Shorts Actor

DATES and DEADLINES 

Opening Date: February 24 2020
Regular Deadline: October 12 2020
Late Deadline: November 2 2020
Notification Date: November 9 2020

CAPS Feature
FEATURE FILM
Open to features not distributed or broadcast. Sales Agents and Distributors able to submit upcoming features. World Open. Minimum length of 60 minutes per film.

WINNERS AWARDED
Golden Pineapple Trophy
$1000 AUD Cash

CAPS doCO
DOCUMENTARY
We want emotive, challenging and experimental docos. World Open to all ages. Minimum length of 60 minutes per film.

WINNERS AWARDED
Golden Palm Trophy
$1000 AUD Cash

CAPS short
SHORT FILM
Open to all short film worldwide. World Open to all ages. All shorts welcome. Max length of 20 minutes per film.

WINNERS AWARDED
CAPS Short Trophy
$1000 AUD Cash

CAPS open
SHORT FILM
Short films made by residents of Central Queensland! Anyone 18 years and older. Regions: Bundaberg, Gladstone, Yeppoon, Rockhampton and surrounding areas.

WINNERS AWARDED
CAPS Open Trophy
$500 AUD Cash

CAPS junior
SHORT FILM
Open to schools and students at and under the age of 18 years old. Regions include Gladstone, Yeppoon, Rockhampton and Bundaberg and others within Queensland.

WINNERS AWARDED
CAPS Junior Trophy
$500 AUD Cash

RULES AND TERMS
All Films must be submitted to the Film Festival by 2nd November 2020.
Only films completed after 1st January 2019 will be considered for the sections.
Any genre of short film under 10 minutes length will be considered for CAPS Open and CAPS Junior.
Any genre of short film under 20 minutes length will be considered for CAPS World
Minimum length of 60 minutes is required per Feature film entry.
Minimum length of 60 minutes per Documentary entry.
All films 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 a submission site in the correct format to be in the running for any monetary prizes and trophies. Submissions must be received no later than the entry deadline with all required paperwork and releases provided.

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Starts
Thursday 15 October, 2020
Ends
Monday 2 November, 2020
Location

Queensland , -

Website
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Category
Awards & Prizes