Grab your friends and grab your tickets – the 19th annual Gold Coast Film Festival (GCFF) is officially back in action with the launch of its special events program now revealed.
From a secret rooftop cinema screening of Clueless to a Pink Party celebrating the 20th anniversary of cult classic Legally Blonde, the jam-packed special events program invites movie lovers to escape to a world of film on the Gold Coast, whether it’s on a rooftop, in a brewery, or even in the sky.
Gold Coast Film Festival Director, Aimée Lindorff said:
Gold Coast Film Festival is known for bringing film to life through its unique pop-up cinema events in beautiful Gold Coast locations and we’re excited to be able to showcase these events again in 2021.
Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the 19th annual Gold Coast Film Festival’s special events program was another reason to be on the Gold Coast for Easter.
For anybody wanting to live it large with all the glamour of the big screen this Easter, then the Gold Coast is the perfect long weekend Queensland escape. This special events program showcases the Gold Coast’s glamour and reputation as Australia’s film making capital. The Palaszczuk Government supports events like this because we know they bring visitors, highlight the Gold Coasts’ visitor experiences, support jobs and our COVID economic-19 recovery.
The launch of the special events program offers cinephiles plenty to get excited about before the full program is announced on March 10, including decadent foodie pairings at QT Gold Coast’s Eat The Screen: Food and Film Festival, and a pop-up cinema at Burleigh Brewing Co. celebrating home-grown talent with showings of Two Hands (starring a young Health Ledger and Rose Byrne) and Margot Robbie’s Oscar-nominated performance in I, Tonya.
But it’s not just for the adults. Sky High Cinema will take your movie viewing experience to new heights, with family-friendly screenings across two weekends during the school holidays. Kids and parents alike can catch their favourite ‘flying’ flicks including Dumbo, Aladdin, How to Train Your Dragon and more, from the lofty vantage point of the Q1’s Skypoint Observation Deck.
For serious screen queens (and kings), Music and Movie Trivia at the QT Gold Coast is sure to put your film knowledge to the test, while the must-attend Women in Film Lunch presented by Screen Queensland returns for an afternoon of networking and speakers celebrating the stories, perspectives, and experiences of women working in the Australian screen industry, including a three-hour buffet in the gorgeous surrounds of Bazaar, QT Gold Coast.
The special events are part of a wider program of more than 100 films, panels, parties, and popup events across the Gold Coast and online from April 14–25.
Mayor Tom Tate, City of Gold Coast said:
We’re thrilled to roll out the ‘gold’ carpet for the festival, welcoming local and interstate visitors to Australia’s favourite playground. We’re excited to see the Gold Coast once again transform into a hub of all things film, with old and new favourites screening across the region from Coomera to Coolangatta.
The Gold Coast Film Festival will operate under stringent COVID safety guidelines, providing patrons with a safe environment to enjoy their favourite films.
Special events tickets are available from Wednesday, February 17, via the Festival website.
For further information on the Festival including updates and the full event program, visit the Gold Coast Film Festival website.
The Gold Coast Film Festival is proudly supported by Major Events Gold Coast.