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Understory Film Festival | Screening and Awards Night

  • Sat 7th Nov 2020, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Munro Martin Parklands, 123 Sheridan St, Cairns City QLD 4870
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Understory Film Festival - Cairns offers film lovers and filmmakers alike the perfect opportunity to celebrate the stories of Far North Queensland through the medium of short film.

2020 marks the seventh annual Understory Film Festival Screening and Awards Night; an evening dedicated to recognising the extraordinary expertise, energy and commitment of student, emerging and professional filmmakers, living in the Far North.

Experience short film masterpieces, across a vast selection of genres, including comedies, documentaries, music videos, animations, experimental and more. Shortlisted entries will be screened and the winners announced, with the final category, the People’s Choice Award, to be determined by the audience on the night.

This year, the event will be held at Munro Martin Parklands, so take the chance to enjoy a curated selection of magnificent short films, produced right here, under the tropical night sky.

Bring a picnic, a low set chair or rug and take advantage of the onsite food vendors and licensed bar.


Remember, buy together to be together; if you want to sit together, you will need to book your tickets in one transaction.


Tickets are limited to comply with Covid restrictions.


This event will follow Queensland Government Covid Guidelines and the approved Covid Safe Industry Plan; Queensland Live Performance, Venues/Theatres >>


A free Symposium will be held at the Cairns Performing Arts Centre Studio from 2pm-4pm. Participants are encouraged to take part in a candid conversation with industry leaders, including Molly Reynolds, Caden Pearson, Douglas Watkin (Screen Queensland) and Dena Curtis. Keep an eye on our Facebook page, Understory Film Festival - Cairns for more info as it is announced.

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