Understory celebrates the stories of Far North Queensland through short films produced by local filmmakers.
Cairns Performing Arts Centre is proud to host the sixth annual Understory Film Festival Screening and Awards Night for short films created by student, emerging and professional filmmakers in Far North Queensland. For the first time, Understory will host a Junior category with films shortlisted from screenPLAY participants.
Films across a vast selection of genres will be screened including comedies, documentaries, music videos, animations, experimental and more. Shortlisted entries will be shown and the winners announced, with the final category, the People’s Choice Award, to be determined by the audience at the Screening and Awards Night.
Understory Film Festival has become a mainstay of the cultural landscape of Cairns with a special focus on providing a presentation platform for locally produced short films, as well as gaining ground for the local industry by offering developmental opportunities for filmmakers in the region.
The Understory Film Festival Symposium offers participants an opportunity to join in an open floor conversation and hear from local and national professional filmmakers, broadcasters, and our state and national funding bodies about sustaining pathways in the industry, their passage to success and to find out where your stories fit.
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