The annual Capricorn Film Festival 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 taken a large step, with over 26
short films entered, ten
of which were be screened on Saturday as part of the CAPS Short Film Competition where category winners won cash prizes and trophy’s
The CAPS World category had over 200
submissions from all corners of the globe the selection process was hard, with only the best of the best making it to the community event. Short films came from France, Japan, England, America and Australia.
CAPS Junior was won by Gladstone resident, Jordan Muller with the short film The Shelvador.
In this film-noir, private eye Mr Brown gets more than he bargained for when three friends enlist his help to track down their stolen Shelvador Refrigerator.
Kasey Deeth, winner of last year’s CAPS Junior was awarded CQ Rising Star
by Festival Founder, Luke Graham for his continued growth as a regional filmmaker.
CAPS Open was won by Dominic Russell, Rockhampton resident and brother of Hollywood star Alex Russell with Come Correct.
The story is about a loveable bogan challenges a pompous bartender to a cocktail duel after he is unfairly evicted.
Canberra resident, Brendan Kelly won CAPS World with his entry Dying Art.
Synopsis: There is an unspoken trust between an actor and their director on set, but actors are not always told everything. But what happens if that trust is secretly abused in a deadly way for personal gain?
“We were over the moon with Yeppoon’s and the CQ communities attendance to the weekend event and cant wait to expand on what we have started ”, Festival Co-ordinator Peter Szilveszter.
“It was the hardest year to date for the Judges to select the winners, with so many quality films being produced by our regional filmmakers.” Luke Graham, Festival Director.