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Understory Film Festival

Posted in Local Area & Events
at Mar 11th 2017 7:10pm
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Understory Film Festival Cairns

Moving into its fourth year, the Understory Film Festival is fast becoming a mainstay of the cultural landscape of Cairns.

A screening and awards night for FNQ short films including comedies, docos, music videos and more by student, emerging and professional filmmakers.

Local independent, student, emerging and professional filmmakers in the Cairns and Far North Queensland region are encouraged to create a short film to be in the running for awards and cash prizes.

The festival focuses on locally produced short films and is gaining significant ground for the local industry by providing a development and presentation platform for both emerging and established filmmakers.  

Entries can be across all genres, suitable for a 15+ audience. The deadline for submissions is 4pm on Friday, 5 May 2017. High School students will need to submit their films to their teachers one week earlier, by 4pm on Friday 28 April 2017.

The festival is exempt from rating however there may be content of moderate impact and is recommended for people aged 15 years and over however children under 15 may legally access this material.

Catch the Understory Film Festival - Locally Produced Short Films on Saturday June 17 at Tanks Arts Centre. Our Cairns Holiday Accommodation is just minutes away from Tanks Arts Centre.

We offer a great selection of apartments. Our apartments are fully furnished and complete with everything you will need. Choose from our one bedroom apartment, two bedroom apartment and two bedroom apartment with disabled facilities. Our room amenities include air-conditioning, ceiling fans, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, broadband internet and WiFi access, bed linen and towels, free cable TV, flat screen TV and others. Our two bedroom apartment is especially equipped for disabled people.

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