The Gold Coast Film Festival strives to be Queensland’s premier showcase event for feature films with a strong emphasis on year round public interactivity and encouraging, promoting and assisting Australian film making talent

Gold Coast (Dec 6, 2019 + April 15-26, 2020)

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End of Year Screen Industry Drinks - Speaker announcement! 🎬✨ β € β € We're delighted to introduce our second panelist for this Friday’s screen industry event, Brett Thornquest! β € Brett has a 15 year+ history of providing specialist advisory, consulting and financing services to Australian and international film and television productions, government organisations, banks, distributors, sales agents, completion guarantors, US studios and Networks via his Contrarian Group of companies. Prior to forming the Contrarian Group, Brett began his entertainment industry career with Moneypenny Services, working on the set of multiple film/television projects as a production accountant. In 2013, Brett was also a founding partner of the Eclectik Vision group, a creative media entertainment company, focusing on the development, financing and production of film and television properties. To date Eclectik has produced or co-produced 7 films and most recently in 2019, it was involved in the formation of a boutique Australian based distribution company - Entertainment Advocate - with the capability to selectively release feature films in all media. Brett joins our 'New Kids on the Block' panel about new innovations, new businesses and new faces in the screen industry on the Gold Coast, to chat about his producing experience and new distribution company, Entertainment Advocate. Join us for our End of Year Screen Industry Drinks this Friday night and help us celebrate the end of 2019 with a panel followed by festive mingling and drinks! πŸŽ„πŸ₯‚ Tickets: $15 online including a complimentary drink (beer, wine, soft drink). Tix at https://bit.ly/2QBqKc0.
End of Year Screen Industry Drinks - Speaker announcement! 🎬✨ β € β € We're delighted to introduce our second panelist for this Friday’s screen industry event, Brett Thornquest! β € Brett has a 15 year+ history of providing specialist advisory, consulting and financing services to Australian and international film and television productions, government organisations, banks, distributors, sales agents, completion guarantors, US studios and Networks via his Contrarian Group of companies. Prior to forming the Contrarian Group, Brett began his entertainment industry career with Moneypenny Services, working on the set of multiple film/television projects as a production accountant. In 2013, Brett was also a founding partner of the Eclectik Vision group, a creative media entertainment company, focusing on the development, financing and production of film and television properties. To date Eclectik has produced or co-produced 7 films and most recently in 2019, it was involved in the formation of a boutique Australian based distribution company - Entertainment Advocate - with the capability to selectively release feature films in all media. Brett joins our 'New Kids on the Block' panel about new innovations, new businesses and new faces in the screen industry on the Gold Coast, to chat about his producing experience and new distribution company, Entertainment Advocate. Join us for our End of Year Screen Industry Drinks this Friday night and help us celebrate the end of 2019 with a panel followed by festive mingling and drinks! πŸŽ„πŸ₯‚ Tickets: $15 online including a complimentary drink (beer, wine, soft drink). Tix at https://bit.ly/2QBqKc0.
Grab the popcorn and hit the couch because it's officially December and that means... Christmas movies! πŸŽ₯πŸŽ„πŸŽ… If you need us, we'll be working our way through this Christmas movie advent calendar πŸ™ŒπŸΏ Who's joining us? What's your favourite movie to watch at Christmas? Comment it below!
Did you join us for our inclusion panel in partnership with WIFT Australia at the festival this year? If so, you might remember our friend Angel Dixon from Attitude Foundation Limited πŸ€” Angel has been working on a new doco series, Perspective Shift, which is airing on SBS this week! πŸ‘ Perspective Shift is a three-part documentary series which explores the triumphs and trials of three of Australia’s top practitioners in the arts industries, who also happen to be people with disability. Each 30-minute episode focuses on one individual excelling in an area of the Arts and explores their craft and their life experiences, including actor Daniel Monks, artist Prue Stevenson and dancer Jana Castillo. Perspective Shift airs on SBS free-to-air TV on November 12 and 13, with the open Audio Described episodes available via SBS On Demand now.πŸŽ¬πŸŽ‰ ~ Episode One: Daniel Monks 4.00 - 4.30pm Tuesday 12 November 2019 ~ Episode Two: Prue Stevenson 3.30 - 4.00pm Wednesday 13 November 2019 ~ Episode Three: Jana Castillo 4.00 - 4.30pm Wednesday 13 November 2019 Add it to your watch list now! . . . . . Image description: A young artist working on a tactile art piece while seated in a production setting. Text, "SBS presents, Perspective Shift, Exploring new dimensions in the arts". Taste Creative and Attitude Foundation logos are displayed.
We just want to shout it from the rooftops... SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ¬πŸ˜ŽπŸ“£ We're calling for submissions from feature films, short films, web series, and Queensland feature film scripts with the chance to share in $20,000+ in cash and prizes across the festival! ⚑ FEATURE FILMS ⚑ ~ PKF Best Australian Film Award – open to all Australian feature films, thanks to PKF Gold Coast ~ Blackmagic Design Best Australian Indie Film Award - $4,000+ in Blackmagic Design camera equipment awarded to an independent Australian film ⚑ SHORT FILMS ⚑ 14 finalists will compete at SIPFest on the sands of Surfers Paradise beach for the chance to take home $8,000 in cash prizes across 7 categories, including the People’s Choice Award voted for by the audience on the night, thanks to Surfers Paradise, Queensland! ⚑ WEB SERIES ⚑ 6 finalist web series will screen at #GCFF2020 with awards for the Best Australian Webseries ($500) and Best International webseries. ⚑ QUEENSLAND FEATURE FILM SCRIPTS ⚑ Queensland Screenwriting Award - $5,000 cash to 1st place, $500 cash to 2nd and 3rd place, thanks to The Heaton Group, plus the chance to participate in a live script read by local actors during the festival. If you've put blood, sweat, tears and money into your project, enter it not to the #GCFF2020! Mark your diaries, entries close Feb 2, 2020. Enter now through FilmFreeway or head to www.gcfilmfestival.com/submissions/
In exciting news for the Gold Coast Film Festival, we're delighted to welcome our newest board member, Luke Wheatley. πŸŽ₯ A passionate creative marketer, Luke has worked in various marketing roles across the FMCG range category including natural health, entertainment, food and now travel. Majoring in Marketing and Law, Luke has used his skills across multiple roles where he is the Creative and Content Manager for one of the largest travel companies in the world, Flight Centre. Recent work has had him launch the new brand direction and created their first ever travel series 'The 48 Hour Destination' on network 10 and is now working on bringing the knowledge and passion to life through the WOW series. We're thrilled to have you onboard Luke! πŸ‘
Want to maximise your child's career? πŸ“Έ Considering taking the leap to make them a star? ⭐️ Catch Angie Simpson (mother of Cody, Alli and Tom) as she shares some of her own personal tips and tricks from her experiences, from social media through to making the move to LA! Plus Alli Simpson will be joining her mum for this special event. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Details: Sunday 3rd November at The Factory Acting Studio. Tickets $60 - booking enquiries through the email in post.
We’re thrilled to congratulate the incredible chair of the Gold Coast Film Festival, Andrea Lewis on being awarded the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Entertainment award for her festival Somerset Storyfest at the Gold Coast Women In Business Awards today! What an amazing achievement! πŸ‘πŸ‘ And because we like to keep it in the family, our very own festival director Lucy Fisher was the one to hand over the reigns to Andrea after winning the award in 2018. πŸŽ‰ We’re honestly so humbled to be surrounded by such amazing women leading arts and culture (and so many other industries) here on the Gold Coast! ❀️πŸ’ͺ
We’re thrilled to congratulate the incredible chair of the Gold Coast Film Festival, Andrea Lewis on being awarded the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Entertainment award for her festival Somerset Storyfest at the Gold Coast Women In Business Awards today! What an amazing achievement! πŸ‘πŸ‘ And because we like to keep it in the family, our very own festival director Lucy Fisher was the one to hand over the reigns to Andrea after winning the award in 2018. πŸŽ‰ We’re honestly so humbled to be surrounded by such amazing women leading arts and culture (and so many other industries) here on the Gold Coast! ❀️πŸ’ͺ
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