Port Shorts Film Festival – Port Douglas – Queensland – Australia

A breathtaking location 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.

Port Shorts is staged under the stars in Port Douglas, Far North Queensland, Australia, where the Daintree Rainforest meets the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, The 2017 event will be held on October 27th & 28th

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) are with emerging filmmakers every step of the journey as official ambassadors, mentors and judges of the Port Shorts Film Festival.

Port Shorts organisers also conduct workshops for youth and adult filmmakers of all experience, providing them with tools to produce quality short films, documentaries and music videos in the future.

Our mission is to help Australia’s best emerging filmmakers achieve their potential and celebrate their individuality.

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.


Port Shorts Film Festival is proudly supported by:

Douglas Shire Council