Port Shorts Film Festival

Port Douglas, Douglas Area

26 – 27 October 2018 - 

Port Shorts Incorporated is dedicated to promoting screen culture and Port Douglas and Daintree as a destination and potential film location with the Port Shorts Film Festival.

The Port Shorts Film Festival has been developed to showcase the best emerging filmmakers in Australia, attract film enthusiasts to the destination, promote Port Douglas as a premier location far film enthusiasts and provide pathways for participants to further develop their careers in the Australian film industry.

Port Shorts Film Festival categories cater for young filmmakers, local filmmakers and the best short films from around Australia with significant prize money on offer and the chance to be mentored by some of the Australian film industry’s most accomplished exponents.

Wolf Creek and Rogue executive producer Matt Hearn and acclaimed actor Stephen Curry are Port Shorts official festival ambassadors and judges, with Stephen also MC on both nights of the festival.

As well as providing Port Shorts organisers with advice and industry links, both Matt and Stephen will mentor young filmmakers online with workshops. More than AUD15,000 in cash and prizes is up for grabs at the Port Shorts Film Festival.

Event Dates

This event occurs annually:
26 – 27 October 2018

Event Venues

Rex Smeal Park
Wharf Street
Port Douglas
Queensland, Australia 4877


  • Bar
  • Car park
  • Kiosk



Wharf Street
Port Douglas,

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