THE next generation of filmmakers will be on show this weekend at central Queensland's first film festival.

Capricorn Film Festival creator Luke Graham said 20 short films from across the nation will be screened on the night.

"We have been working hard behind the scenes to create an entertaining line up of Australian and International short films.

"Everyone from the region has been instrumental in helping to bring the festival to life, and we look forward to its future success."

The Gladstone film producer said he wasn't expecting the event to be a one-off either.

Capricornia Film Festival organiser Luke Graham is excited to bring central Queensland's first ever film fest. Photo Contributed
Capricornia Film Festival organiser Luke Graham is excited to bring central Queensland's first ever film fest. Photo Contributed Contributed

 

"We aim to be the premiere film festival in Queensland within the next five years, with an event that will bring film enthusiasts in droves to our shores".

The winner of the Best Film award will receive $2000, which will be selected by Home and Away actors Kyle Pryor and Lisa Gormley.

The event

Gates open at 4pm and event ends at 9.30pm

There will be a bar, door prizes and more

Food stalls will be on site at the event, though people are welcome to bring food

Each of the winners will be announced on the night