The aim of our festival is to bring people together and stimulate connection and healing through inspirational short films.
Our community has been through a lot working through 2 once in a hundred year floods and Queensland's largest bushfire; all in the last 8 years.
We invite you to come on a journey with us, to tell our stories; to make a short film that inspires and/or simply join us to witness the best of our community.
We all have the tools to be film makers now but if you want some fantastic help from our regions best, we will be holding film making workshops with STIXPIX's Stuart Mackay.
Our aims are for each
of us to understand what it is like to be another.
From issues such as mental health, suicide, depression and anxiety to the soaring inspiration of human triumph, joy and victory against all odds, our festival speaks from the diverse voices and hopes of humanity.
This year’s theme is “What Inspires You”.
Our magnificent purple turtle is a powerful symbol of our region; vulnerable but deserving of our gentle care, emphasising acceptance and love, no matter our colour, race or creed.
At this time in our history, more than ever, it is time for onlookers to be creators, for spectators to discover their voice, for us all to be empowered to be the change we wish to see.
It’s so easy and yet so incredibly powerful to make a film. Even if you have never thought of yourself as an artist or a film maker, your story, your inspirations and a phone or camera can create film magic. If you want help and guidance we are holding film making workshops with the wonderful Stuart McKay (StixPix) in April thru August 2019 that are and open to everyone. (more info here)