Capricorn Film Festival in Yeppoon move
CAPRICORN Film Festival Director, Luke Graham, has confirmed the Capricorn Film Festival will relocate to Yeppoon in 2018.
Mr Graham said it was a natural progression for the 4th year of the festival.
"Yeppoon and the Capricorn Coast are the heart of the arts and festival scene in Central Queensland with an amazing location and a very supportive arts community,” Mr Graham said.
"Our primary objective is to assist young regional artists with education in filmmaking.
"No other festival in Australia does that, we want to develop a film network here to allow young emerging talents support and guidance in their work.”
Mr Graham said last year 35 short films were created specifically for the film festival and he anticipates just as many if not more will be created for this year's 3-day event.
"We will be working students from the local schools with workshops and masterclasses throughout the year to help and guide them in their film pursuits,” he said.
"Livingstone Shire Council and Keppel Coast Arts have been a huge support for the event and we all look forward to a fabulous festival in November.”
Keppel Coast Arts President Leanne Smith said the announcement is huge for the Capricorn Coast and Central Queensland.
"We have a strong interest in film production throughout the region. Bringing the festival to the Capricorn Coast will assist budding filmmakers while also bringing people from all over Australia to our area to be part a festival that offers the opportunity to enhance their skills,” Ms Smith said.
"This event is not just about showing films; it's about making them. Luke Graham and his team are passionate about youth engagement and support.
"We have had a lot of community support for Keppel Coast Flicks and believe holding the Capricorn Film Festival here will enhance opportunities for both up and coming filmmakers as well as providing another platform to showcase locally produced film to the community.”
As Central Queensland's premiere Film Festival, CFF features master-classes, panel discussions and selected documentary, feature and short films in competition reviewed by a jury of film and entertainment professionals with th winners receiving cash prizes and trophies.
The Capricorn Film Festival is a not-for-profit film arts organisation based in Central Queensland which discover local, national and international cinema gems and artists whom they showcase to a diverse audience of film lovers.
The festival was established to encourage production, not just exhibition.
Capricorn Film Festival Inc. is supported in part by grants from the Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited, Screen Queensland and the Regional Arts Development Fund and in part by the Regional Councils of Central Queensland believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Central Queensland's future.
The Festival will run from November 23-25, 2018.