Festival Partners

Douglas Shire Council has a rich history as a film and television location, with credits including The Thin Red Line, Fool’s Gold and The Pacific. Boasting a diversity of locations, from the rainforest to the reef, from industrial to rural and streetscapes, the Douglas Shire proudly promotes itself as a film-friendly location. It also includes support industries including catering, accommodation and services such as transport and logistics to manage small and large scale film productions as well as experienced film technicians capable of combining their local knowledge with their technical skills.

For more information send us your requests or visit the Douglas Shire Council website.

Garricks Camera House stock the latest brands of DSLR, Compact, Compact Pro, Video and Shoot & Share cameras. Along with a great range of lenses, bags and accessories from leading brands such as: Nikon, Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, GoPro, Ricoh and more!

With outlets in Cairns, Townsville and Mackay, Garricks Camera House also offer monthly SLR courses in small groups for hands on training from local professional photographers.

There’s also plenty of great tips for shooting and getting the most from your camera gear available on Garricks website.

Panasonic has been helping create “A Better Life, A Better World” since 1955 and boasts a fantastic range of digital cameras and accessories for filmmakers of all skill levels, including the Lumix GH4 up for grabs in the Port Shorts Young Filmmaker Award – Short Narrative.

Check out  http://www.panasonic.com/au for the complete range of Panasonic products.

Radio Port Douglas, affectionately known as Port FM to locals, has been the voice of the Douglas Shire since 1999.

A champion of the community with a great line-up of local radio announcers and an eclectic programming mix, you can tune in to Port FM anytime online at www.radioportdouglas.com to get a feel for what is happening in the Douglas Shire or go to 107.1FM on your radio dial when you get here.

The musical offerings are as diverse as the characters behind the microphone, as well as local news and events, a sprinkling of politics, weather and tourist information.

The Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette is where the locals turn to for all their latest news, entertainment, real estate and sport.
Published every Thursday, the Gazette is the news source locals trust and is loved by tourists as well, with copies distributed to hotels and resorts throughout the Douglas Shire.

The Gazette is also a firm supporter of local community organisations and the arts and is a proud Media Partner of the Port Shorts Film Festival.

The Newsport Daily is a dedicated online regional news service tailored to deliver accurate, informative and relevant news to stakeholders in the Port Douglas region.

Newsport was established in 2007 originally as a platform to provide accurate information about the area to those who were travelling here to enhance their pre-travel planning and research.

As soon as this innovative daily news service was launched it became apparent very quickly that not only did the regional, national and international readership find it compelling reading but also the local residents.

Check it out for yourself at www.newsport.com.au

Screen Queensland’s focus is to promote the Sunshine State as a happy place to make films.

By working closely with Douglas Shire Council and Tourism Port Douglas & Daintree, Screen Queensland wants to work with filmmakers to achieve their goals by providing support and expertise and eliminating red tape.

For more information about how Screen Queensland can assist filmmakers, visit www.screenqld.com.au

Over the past 23 years, the New York Film Academy has built a reputation as one of the premier hands-on film and acting schools in the world.

With our innovative hands-on approach to teaching, students find themselves completely immersed in their course of study, surrounded by award-winning faculty and working with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

The project-based curriculum is designed to reflect a real-world environment while encouraging students to explore their own creativity and passions.

A wide array of course offerings are available, including hands-on intensive Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Screenwriting, Producing and Directing programs as well as short-term and evening workshops, with campuses in Brisbane and Sydney.

Visit the website for more information.

Fancy cooking a steak on the barbie when you visit Port Douglas? Malone’s Butchery is passionate about providing ethical, nutritional and quality produce, grass-fed with tender loving care and delivered by a knowledgeable and friendly team.

If you’re going on a road trip or fancy a picnic then Malone’s can make your day with vacuum packaging to ensure your meal is as fresh as the clean tropical air you breathe. If seafood tempts your tastebuds Malone’s can also serve up filleted fish and prawns fresh off the boat from FNQ waters from our local charter boats.

Check out www.malonesbutchery.com for all this and more including great recipes.

Cairns Airport is more than just a departure terminal or the place to go to pick up your loved ones.

It’s also a great place to shop and plays a vital role in welcoming millions of visitors from all over the world to Far North Queensland.

Cairns Airport also boasts excellent deals for long-term carparking so you don’t need to stress about how to get home after your journey.

For more information check out their website http://www.cairnsairport.com.au/

Port Douglas & Daintree is regarded as one of the most successful Local Tourism Organisations in Australia.With a membership of more than 150 local tourism-related businesses, TPDD provides a key link to potential locations and support services for the filmmaking community.

For more information on how TPDD can benefit your filmmaking project send us your request.

QT Port Douglas is a tropical paradise for the way you are.

Want to take it down a few notches? No problem. Want to kick it up? That can be arranged. The QT Port Douglas Resort has got what you want, when you want it.

Our Port Douglas holiday apartments and guest rooms are stylish, relaxing and fully self-contained. You can also satisfy the senses with the hottest new offerings to the Port Douglas restaurant scene: Bazaar – an interactive marketplace and Estilo, our chic cocktail bar.

Whether relaxing by the pool or exploring the wildlife of the Tropical North, our welcoming QT Port Douglas accommodation shows you’ve arrived.

This peaceful sanctuary provides the perfect setting from which to enjoy everything Port Douglas has to offer.

Set in the exclusive enclave of Solander Boulevard, this two storey mansion is designed with easy living in mind and is dedicated to space and privacy. Casa Blanca sleeps up to 11 guests in ‘king size’ comfort. This holiday retreat caters for everyone: large families, families & friends or couples wishing to share a memorable holiday, wedding or intimate celebration.

Casa Blanca is a unique property within the township of Port Douglas and is within 200 leisurely footsteps of a quiet area of Four Mile Beach and the main street is a few minutes drive away.

Visit http://www.tropicalhouse.com.au

On Deck Catering has been servicing the Marine Charter Industry since 1991 and are established as the premier Marine Catering company in the Douglas Shire.

Operating 365 days per year, the business prides itself on outstanding service, delicious meals and utilising local suppliers and produce.

Watch the world pass you by with a refreshing ale in your hands at the Central Hotel in Macrossan St, Port Douglas. The pub was established in 1878  and is popular with locals and visitors alike, with friendly service, fabulous food and live music.

For more information go to www.centralhotelportdouglas.com.au