Understory Film Festival 2019

CPAC Theatre

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Understory celebrates the stories of Far North Queensland through short films produced by local filmmakers.

Cairns Performing Arts Centre is proud to host the sixth annual Understory Film Festival Screening and Awards Night for short films created by student, emerging and professional filmmakers in Far North Queensland. For the first time, Understory will host a Junior category with films shortlisted from screenPLAY participants.

Films across a vast selection of genres will be screened including comedies, documentaries, music videos, animations, experimental and more. Shortlisted entries will be shown and the winners announced, with the final category, the People’s Choice Award, to be determined by the audience at the Screening and Awards Night.

Understory Film Festival has become a mainstay of the cultural landscape of Cairns with a special focus on providing a presentation platform for locally produced short films, as well as gaining ground for the local industry by offering developmental opportunities for filmmakers in the region.

The Understory Film Festival Symposium offers participants an opportunity to join in an open floor conversation and hear from local and national professional filmmakers, broadcasters, and our state and national funding bodies about sustaining pathways in the industry, their passage to success and to find out where your stories fit.

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Price Guide
Sat 23 Nov
Venue Opens
Doors open
Show time
Yes - 30min 8.20pm - 8.50pm 30min interval
G - General
Bar Snack
Full Bar
Companion Card
Ticket collection
From the Ticketlink office during business hours or from the theatre one hour prior to start time.
Seating Plan
Seating Plan

Symposium in STUDIO 3.00pm - 5.00pm.
Screening in THEATRE 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Type Price
Unreserved seatingStandard$15.00
Unreserved seatingGovt Benefit Card Holder$12.00
Unreserved seatingSenior Card Holder$12.00
Ticket price includes a booking fee of 5% of ticket price capped at $2 per ticket.
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