Gold Coast Film Festival 2017 host venue is the Gold Coast Arts Centre – with some screenings at Robina Event Cinema, BBC Coolangatta, a Boat, Surfers Paradise Beach, Kirra Hill….
19 April WED
6pm Red Carpet Opening Night ‘Pork Pie‘ NZ Comedy followed by Q&A with producers & director. FUN, FUN, FUN…
20 April THURS
1pm ‘Neruda‘ CHILE exquisite Spanish language film about the poet.
6.30pm at Robina Events Cinema ‘Unconfined Love: Love >Fear‘ Doco about GC charity, followed by Q&A
21 April FRI
12-3pm Women in Film Luncheon with Sue Maslin ‘The Dressmaker’ producer – Yummy & informative Event!
6pm ‘SFV1: The Osiris Child’ AUS Premier Sci-Fi Red Carpet & Q&A with the stars and producers
22 April SAT
11am REELLife: Producing: Money vs Time $10
12.30REELLife: Landing the Role: Beyond the audition with Claudia Carven, Deborah Mailman and more $10
8.30pm ‘My entire school sinking into the Sea‘ cool, weird animation 15+
23 April SUN
11.30am ‘My Life as a Courgette’ SWISS Academy Award nominated Animation – so cute
6.30pm SIPFest GCFF Short Film Competition on Surfers Paradise Beach FREE
24 April MON
9am Movie Locations Tour $55-50 (conc) Join me on the bus !
4pm EMERGE! Short Films from Queensland’s most recent graduating film students.
7pm SIPFest Best of London Short Film Festival on Surfers Paradise Beach FREE 15+
25 April TUES
1.30pm’ The Zookeeper’s Wife‘ USA Incredible true story of a Warsaw zookeeper couple during WW11
6.00pm ‘Beyond the Known World’ NZ/INDIA Australian Premiere – Spectacular vistas and compelling drama starring David Wenham & Emmanuelle Beart
26 April WED
7.15pm ‘Cage Dive’ AUS Horror starring great white shark. Australian Premiere Q&A with writer/director Gerald Rascionato
6.30pm Movie Trivia Night at QT Hotel $13 pp
27 April THU
7.15pm ‘Digital Athletes: The Road To Seat League’ AUS Comedy/Mockumentary World Premiere Produced entirely on the Gold Coast with local cast and crew – makes for a fun red carpet!
28 April FRI
SO MUCH…. Sound design, Cinematography & VFX seminars with the experts, Comedy, Drama, Docos….
29 April SAT
1.30pm Freelancing in the Screen Industry seminar
2.45pm Being a Writer/Director seminar
6pm John will introduce the director Simon Wincer, at a 30th anniversary screening of the classic Australian ANZAC film, ‘The Lighthorsemen’ followed by Q&A. On the Green at Club Helensvale, 20-28 Discovery Drive, Helensvale FREE
30 April SUN
MORE WORKSHOPS plus…
2pm ‘Ella’ Robina Events Cinema Doco The first indigenous dancer ever to join the Australian Ballet. Follows Ella’s journey from rural Australia to one of the most prestigious dance companies in the world. Followed by Q&A with producer Veronica Fury and director Douglas Watkin
7pm Closing Night Film ‘Event Zero’ AUS World Premier Action/Thriller Drama
As well as fantastic films there are Workshops, Script Reading, Trivia Night, chances to meet producers, directors & actors…
2017 Chauvel Award recipient is – DEBORAH MAILMAN! The event is SOLD OUT but check back in soon in case more tickets are released.
For the full program log on to gcfilmfestival.com
I look forward to seeing you there!