Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival

Festivals and Celebrations

8 Oct 2020 to 11 Oct 2020

The 13th Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival will be held in richly historic Gympie, Australia. The four-day program includes industry masterclasses, a spectacular opening night gala, awards night party and up to 30 sessions of shorts from all genres that best capture Heart of Gold’s vision to screen films that are positive, witty, entertaining, joyous, uplifting, enlightening and ground-breaking. They can be edgy, they can be thought-provoking and they can be downright hilarious – as long as they beat with a good, strong heart.

All films in the festival compete for various awards which include but are not limited to Best Short Film, Best Australian Short Film, Best Student Short Film, Best Cinematography, Best Script, and Young Filmmaker (for budding high school filmmakers).

Over the last 13 years, Heart of Gold has become renowned for its high-quality program which is largely thanks to a very unique, two-part screening system. The films are filtered through the festival’s artistic director and passed onto small screener groups, who gather in lounge-rooms across Gympie to review and score the countless, treasured submissions.


Art & Culture Bar Cafe Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Coach Parking Family Friendly Free Wifi Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet Shop Wheelchair access


From AU$8.00

Discounts for groups available.

Event Times

8 Oct 2020 to 11 Oct 2020

Annual Event


Gympie Civic Centre

32-34 Mellor St, Gympie, 4570

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