Port Douglas Live Event
Saturday 17th October at Rex Smeal Park


4.30pm – Gates Open

4.30-5.30pm – XM2 Masterclass
6pm – Stephen Curry Welcome

6.05pm – Drone Films
6.15pm – Young Filmmakers
6.35pm – Music Video
6.50pm – Local Films


7.50pm – Open Films
9.20pm – Festival Wrap-Up

9.30pm – Old School Port Shorts

10.00pm – Goodnight Folks

The Very Best Of Port Shorts Film Festival celebrates the best short films from our own backyard and around the world to feature at Port Shorts over the past five years.

We’re delighted to be one of the first major live events in Queensland post COVID-19 and give our community a free festival experience after such a difficult 2020.


* Organisers would like to remind all audience members there is NO BYO alcohol at the festival, we have full bar facilities and a great selection of local food operators serving up delicious burgers, chips, poppers, nachos, tacos, crepes and more.

* Audience members are encouraged to bring their own picnic blanket to sit on. For anyone bringing their own chair to sit on, Port Shorts organisers request that you sit towards the rear of each viewing area so as not to obstruct the view of those sitting behind them.

* Organisers also request that when the short films are playing, the audience is respectful in regards to noise and parents please make sure children aren’t running around beneath the screen.

* No pets are allowed at the event.

* The Very Best Of Port Shorts is a COVID-19 Safe event and organisers encourage the audience to adhere to social distancing requirements at all times, sanitise your hands regularly at one of our sanitation stations and if you are displaying any symptoms such as fever or cough please do not attend the event and get yourself tested as soon as possible.

* We’ve got an amazing selection of more than 50 short films for you to experience on the night across five categories – Drone, Young Filmmaker, Music Video, Local and Open – with legendary Aussie actor and Port Shorts Ambassador Stephen Curry hosting festivities on the big screen all the way from Melbourne lockdown.

* The world’s leading drone operators in the film industry XM2 will also host a Port Shorts Masterclass Series workshop which the audience can watch on the big screen as well if you arrive when gates open at 4.30pm.

 * We can’t wait to celebrate the Very Best Of Port Shorts with you on Saturday. If for anyone reason you cannot attend, please email organisers at info@portshorts.com so we can give your ticket to someone who missed out.

See you at Port Shorts.