It’s on: the 2016 Gold Coast Film Festival is now in full swing across ten venues until April 10th, and there really is something for everyone to enjoy.
With an impressive selection of films ranging from family features to locally made independent movies, the festival also has Q&A sessions, art exhibitions, talks and showcases.
With so much on it’s impossible to cover in full here: we highly recommend you visit the official GCFF website for a complete rundown of events. Below is just a sample of what’s on.
Open Air Family Movies:
Babe – Wednesday April 6th from 5.00pm at Evandale Lakeside, free.
Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone – Friday April 8th from 6.30pm at Victoria Park, free.
E.T. – Saturday April 9th from 6pm at Victoria Park, free.
Ghostbusters – Saturday April 9th from 8.00pm at Victoria Park Broadbeach, free.
How to Make a Monster (the art and technology of animatronics): March 25th – June 12th at Gold Coast City Gallery, ticketed event.
SIPFest Short Film Festival: Sunday April 3rd at 6.30pm on Surfers Paradise Beach, free.
Cinefiend Movie Art Exhibition: April 1st to 30th at Hillier & Skuse Gallery in Bundall, free.
Broke (Australian Premiere): Saturday April 9th from 3:00pm at Arts Centre Gold Coast, ticketed event.
Early Winter: Sunday April 10th from 1:30pm at Arts Centre Gold Coast, ticketed event.
For students and filmmakers there are workshops and seminars: with the Gold Coast becoming an increasingly popular location for shooting internationally- produced movies like “Pirates of the Caribbean”, it’s important for local talent to be enabled to take full advantage of those opportunities, and the Gold Coast Film Festival offers these important resources.