GCFF2017 Julie’s Picks

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….

Gold Coast Film Festival 2017
GCFF Women in Film Luncheon

“Join us at this year’s GCFF Women in Film Luncheon”

Here is where you will find me this year:

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


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!



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