Understory Film Festival - Locally Produced Short Films

Sat 13 Oct

A screening and awards night for FNQ short films by student, emerging and professional filmmakers including comedies, docos, music videos and more.

Moving into its fifth year, the Understory Film Festival is fast becoming a mainstay of the cultural landscape of Cairns. The festival focuses on locally produced short films and is gaining significant ground for the local industry by providing a development and presentation platform for both emerging and established filmmakers.


Screen Industry Forum

Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm:

Join guest speakers Douglas Watkin (Wire Productions, Screen Queensland), Wayne Blair, Aaron Fa’aoso and Jimi Bani (Lonestar Pictures) discuss their pathways to creating a sustainable career within the film industry.

Networking Event

Time: 4.00pm - 5.30pm:


Cost: Free

Doors/Bar: 6.00pm

Screening Starts: 6.30pm

Rated: Recommended for 15+

Venue: Tank 5 – fully seated

Food: Flavours of India

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