Cairns' strong film culture is reflected in the Tanks program, which includes the annual Understory Film Festival, the Tanks Round Cinema and the screenPLAY Club, part of Kids' Tank at the Monthly Markets.
Understory Film 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 awards and prizes. The objectives of the film festival are to showcase local talent, build local industry capacity, award achievement and audience development in short film culture. Watch this space for information about how to be involved in next years event.
Tanks Round Cinema: The Edge of Film Culture
Tanks Arts Centre and End Credits Film Club present the fresh cinema series Tanks Round Cinema: The Edge of Film Culture, to take place on the final Wednesday of each month. The evening screenings will host high quality arthouse, independent and foreign films. Rarely-seen in commercial cinema, these specially selected screenings are suited to film enthusiasts willing to explore the further edge of cinema culture.
Starting in September, the popular Tanks Arts Centre Kids Tank introducesscreenPLAY Clubthat will host new, interactive and fun film classes for families in a bid to share stories from the region that have been written, acted and filmed by kids for kids.
Moving into its fourth year, the Understory Film Festival is fast becoming a mainstay of the cultural landscape of Cairns.