Understory Film Festival.

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Film submissions now open

We are pleased to announce submissions are now open for the 8th annual Understory Film Festival.

Submit your film by 4pm on Monday 11 October 2021.

Please note: If you are entering the High School Student Category your film must be submitted via a Teacher Liaison or Head of Department, at your school by Thursday 7 October 2021.

In 2021, all films will be submitted via Film Freeway, follow this link to submit: 

Shortlisted submissions will be screened at Munro Martin Parklands on Saturday 20 November. Tickets on sale soon.

Visit the Understory Film Festival facebook page for announcements, news and event details.

The Judging Process

Each year the films submitted to Understory are judged by an independent panel of industry professionals. This year the judges engaged by Council are as follows:

  • Dr Jan Cattoni - Filmmaker / Academic / University Lecturer / Paediatric intensive care nurse
  • Jas Shennan - Director / Producer / Cameraman / Editor / Teacher
  • Molly Reynolds - Producer / Writer / Director
  • Dr Russell Milledge - Filmmaker / Academic / University Lecturer / Curator

About the Festival

The Understory Film Festival encourages local independent, student, emerging and professional film makers in the North Queensland region to create short films to enter a competition for screening opportunities, awards and prizes.

The objectives of the film festival are to showcase local talent, build local industry capacity, award achievement and develop the short film culture appetite and audience.

The competition culminates in a red carpet event; the Understory Film Festival Screening and Awards Night, held annually.


Understory Film Festival