Port Shorts Film Festival is entering into its fifth year since our rebirth in 2015. This year, we really want to engage primary schools and their students in the wonders of film creation.
For those of you unfamiliar with the event, it has a long history in the Douglas Shire, with the inaugural festival held in 2001. After a brief hiatus, the event was renewed in 2015 with the current team and the support of government funding. The festival runs over two nights in late October, in the outdoor location of Rex Smeal Park, Port Douglas. The 2019 Primary School Challenge will be screened on Friday, October 25th, showcasing entries in the late afternoon. It will be followed by the Young Filmmaker Awards (open to filmmakers 18 years and under) and Music Video Awards later in the evening.
The primary school section is planned to go for about an hour and this will include voting and the announcement of prizewinners. It is important to stress that in the subsequent youth and music categories, some of the content may not be appropriate for younger children – our full program will provide further details.
In a snapshot:
Event: Port Shorts Film Festival Primary Schools Challenge
When: Friday October 25th, 2019 – approx. time: 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Cost: Free for entrants having their films screened; $5 per entry for 12 and under.