SQ News

14 -25 April 2021

This event is supported by Screen Queensland through the Screen Culture Funding program

The annual Gold Coast Film Festival will return from 14-25 April, 2021 bringing films, panels, Q&As, parties, pop-up cinemas and more to more than 10 venues across the Gold Coast. 

For the first time, the 2021 Gold Coast Film Festival will also feature an online digital program of feature films, industry panels and special events – meaning rain, hail, shine or pandemic, you can enjoy the Gold Coast Film Festival either in-person or from the comfort of your couch.  

Learn from Australia’s leading producers, writers and directors in intimate seminars and workshops. Be captivated by internationally acclaimed dramas, comedies and genre films, local indie gems, engaging documentaries, family features, and the scariest horror films.

Check out our pop-up outdoor cinemas in unique locations, including on a rooftop, in a brewery, in the sky or by the poolside.

As the City’s flagship film event, the Gold Coast Film Festival brings film to life in a distinctly Gold Coast way for local and visiting audiences.

Special events include the Women in Film Lunch, Movie and Music Trivia, Clueless on the Rooftop, free outdoor film screenings, industry panels and workshops and SIPFest, the annual outdoor short film competition featuring 14 cinematic masterpieces by emerging filmmakers from around Australia and internationally.