Gold Coast Film Festival

Concert or Performance

15 Apr 2020 to 26 Apr 2020

The 18th annual Gold Coast Film Festival will run from 15 to 26 April 2020 across the Gold Coast.

Walk the red carpet on opening night alongside actors, filmmakers and film crew. 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 the unique pop up outdoor cinemas on the iconic Surfers Paradise beach, in the lush Springbrook hinterland, in a Southport laneway and even floating on a boat.

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, free outdoor film screenings, industry panels and workshops and SIPFest, the annual short film competition transforming Surfers Paradise beach into a vibrant and unique cinema featuring 14 cinematic masterpieces by emerging filmmakers from around Australia and internationally.

The 2020 program will be announced in March 2020 and will feature more than 100 films, panels, parties and special events.


Art & Culture Bar Cafe Carpark Disabled access available Family Family Friendly International Non Smoking Public Toilet

Event Times

15 Apr 2020 to 26 Apr 2020

Annual Event


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135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise, 4217

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