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Port Shorts Film Festival – Port Douglas – QLD – Australia

A breathtaking location, the platform to showcase Australia’s best short films and some of Australia’s most accomplished film exponents sharing their knowledge with emerging filmmakers – the Port Shorts Film Festival is a feast for the filmmaking senses.

The 2016 Port Shorts Film Festival will be staged under the stars in nature’s playground, Port Douglas in Far North Queensland where the majestic Daintree Rainforest meets the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, on October 28-29.

With a prize pool worth more than $15,000 up for grabs, the Port Shorts Film Festival shines the spotlight on the imagination of Australia’s most creative minds, with a support network geared to stimulate the next generation of filmmakers.

Acclaimed Australian actor Stephen Curry, Wolf Creek and Rogue Executive Producer Matt Hearn and Australian Film Industry Awards nominated screenwriter Kier Shorey (Blurred) will be with emerging filmmakers every step of the journey as official ambassadors, mentors and judges of the Port Shorts Film Festival.

Port Shorts organisers will also conduct workshops for youth and adult filmmakers of all experience to provide them with the tools to produce quality short films, documentaries and music videos in the months leading up to the film festival.

We want to help Australia’s best emerging filmmakers achieve their potential and celebrate their individuality.

For the festival itself on October 28-29, the Port Shorts Film Festival treats audiences to not just fantastic short films from around the country, but fabulous food from the great team at Port Douglas Catering & Events and live entertainment with funky DJs and rocking bands on both nights.

2015 Port Shorts Winners

2015 - Open Winner

Bunny New Girl

2015 - Local Winner

Seventh Natural Wonder

2015 - Young Filmmaker


2015 - Audience Choice


2015 - Music Video - PSYFA

Shoe Box

2015 - Micro Doco - PSYFA

Myanmar and Japan

Port Shorts Film Festival is proudly supported by:

Douglas Shire Council

Become a member of the Port Shorts Production Crew for just $6 and receive a free 2016 Port Shorts Stubby Cooler, a must-have in any backyard, as well as regular festival updates and special offers from our sponsors.