Submit your film now, entries close 5 May 2015
The second annual Understory Film Festival will be held on Saturday 13 June 2015 at the Cairns Botanic Gardens. It is a free, outdoor event that screens shortlisted films and presentations of awards for categories such as Best Film, People's Choice, Best Doco, Best Music Video and more.
The Festival has been developed to showcase filmmakers from North Queensland while building local industry capacity, awarding achievement and audience development in short film culture. North Queensland filmmakers are invited to submit their films of any genre (documentary, music video, comedy, drama, experimental, animation) to be considered for selection.
Entries close Tuesday 5 May 2015 at 4pm and it is free to enter. To submit your film, download the 2015 Understory Film Festival application form and check the requirements.
Please note there is a separate entry process for high school students. Students must submit their film to media teachers at their school before April 28. Download the 2015 Understory Film Festival High School application form for more info or talk to your teacher.
The inaugural Understory Film Festival was held on Saturday July 19 2014 where more than 350 people watched the 19 shortlisted films from 61 films submitted. The winner of Best Film also took out the People's Choice Award. View the winning film 'Parrot Ice Tours' by Travis Bain.
The second annual Understory Film Festival will be in June 2015, refer back to this page or our Facebook page for announcements on dates and application processes.
The inaugural Understory Film Festival was held on Saturday July 19 2014 at the Flecker Gardens, Cairns Botanic Gardens. With over 350 people watching the 19 finalist films from 61 films submitted.
The winning films were:
- Best Film - Parrot Ice Tours – Travis Bain (of any genre) ($750) From Cairns Festival – Film screened prior to features at Cairns Festival
- Runner Up Best Film - Kyle Wilson - GoodNewsBurningFire: The Musical
- People's Choice Award - Parrot Ice Tours – Travis Bain ($500) From Cairns Festival – Film screened prior to features at Cairns Festival
- Best Music Video - Silvers Gold – The Young Art – Glenn Saggers - 4 double passes to the Tanks Arts Centre events
- Runner Up Best Music Video - Ian Ludwick & Ben Southwell - J Point - MC Assassination or How I was extinguished
- JCU Emerging Talent Award - Kyle Wilson - ($500) From JCU School of Creative Arts
- JCU Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Film Maker award - Seraeah Wyles - Going home to Girramay - ($500) From JCU Equity and Student Engagement Directorate
- Best Documentary - Sarah Scragg - Tea & Me - Karma Waters Station
- Best Experimental Film - Shannon Brett - What it Like
- Best Secondary School Student Film - Sebastian Marsden - Looking Back
The Understory Film Festival has been developed to showcase local talent, building local industry capacity, award achievement and audience development in short film culture.
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Understory 2014 was supported by JCU, ABC Open, REACH, Cairns Festival, Tanks Arts Centre & Spotlight Cairns.