The Capricorn Film Festival

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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 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


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


CQ Rising Star

Best Short Director

Best Shorts Actor

Capricorn Film Festival | Queensland | Australia

CQ’s annual film festival, education & exhibition organisation whom promotes while nurturing local talent and showcases global films to the local community


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