Looking for a cool project?

Kids who love filmmaking and want to take their little careers to the next level can enter a film into screenPLAY and have their films shown on the BIGSCREEN at the Cairns Children’s Festival on Sunday May 20, 2018.

It’s a great opportunity to let your imagination run wild! Is your story scary or funny, serious or true, is it about music or is it about somebody or something special in your life? Whatever it is we want to show your stories to the people of Cairns.

Have some fun and give it a go!  We’d love you to be a part of the screenPLAY mini Film Festival as part of the 2018 Cairns Children’s Festival.

Rules for submitting your film:

  1. Filmmakers must be 12yrs or under (films can be created by individuals or groups).
  2. Music used within the film must abide by all copyright laws.
  3. Films must be no longer than 5 minutes including titles and credits.
  4. Films can be submitted as either a downloadable Vimeo link (720p or 1080p) – or delivered as mov or mp4 files on a USB to the Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre.
  5. Films must be submitted with an application form, download the form here ( PDF, 0.28 MB ). Alternatively we can arrange collection from the Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre.

Deadline for submitting films is Wednesday 16 May 2018

screenPLAY 2017

For more information or to submit your application form please email