Tickets are now on sale for some of our exciting events for 2017. Check out our events HERE!

Our full 2017 Program of films and events will be announced in early March with everything from Australian indie gems to European drama and intriguing American arthouse. There will also be Q&A’s with filmmakers, film industry panels and schools screenings and talks.

Check out a sneak peek of our 2017 events below, as well as pre-festival events across the Gold Coast.



Friday 10 March Gold Coast Film Festival presents Flickerfest – Home of Great Short Film
Thursday 16 March Adaptation: From Script to Screen Panel as part of the Somerset Celebration of Literature
Sunday 9 April Free family screening of Ratatouille, The Kitchens Robina Town Centre


Wednesday 19 April Opening Night at the Arts Centre Gold Coast
Thursday 20 April Zoolander Model Boat Party
Friday 21 April YScreen School screening of Zach’s Ceremony + Film Critic session
YScreen School screening of My Live As A Courgette + Film Critic session
3rd Annual Women In Film Lunch at QT Gold Coast with guest speaker Sue Maslin
QPOW! Movies In The Park, Broadbeach
Saturday 22 April QPOW! Movies In The Park, Broadbeach
Sunday 23 April SIPFest: Shorts In Paradise, Surfers Paradise Beach
Monday 24 April Now That’s What I Call Short Film! The Best of the London Short Film Festival (Australian Premiere), Surfers Paradise Beach
Wednesday 26 April Future Filmmakers for Year 11 & 12 students at Bond University
Movie Trivia Night at QT Gold Coast
Sunday 30 April Closing Night at The Arts Centre Gold Coast