Australian Showcase

Showcasing original stories and captivating characters these Australian features reveal the diversity of our country and highlight exceptional filmmaking talent. 

World Cinema

Incredible cinema from around the world showcasing unique, distinctive stories including festival favourites, award winners, critical darlings, films worthy of attention and a few feel good films.

L’Amour: Family, Friends and Lovers

Film festivals are not all serious business, enjoy the light, fun side of cinema with these French films about family, friends and lovers.

Making Waves

Experience the big waves and big stories of the ocean.

Local Filmmaker Focus

Celebrate and support the Gold Coast filmmaking community with feature films made and produced locally and featuring emerging and talented directors, actors, producers, and creatives.

Industry Events

Take part in leading industry events and help broaden your knowledge in film, build valuable connections, and extend upon your professional skills.

Key Events

Enjoy the best that Gold Coast Film Festival has to offer with key events.

From the glitz and glamour of the red carpet, to inspirational speeches that’ll have you on the edge of your seat, these are events you do not want to miss.


Join us for the highlights of the Gold Coast Film Festival, with awards including the Chauvel Award, Best Australian Film, Queensland Screenwriting Awards and Gold Coast Screen Professional Award.

If a showcase is more to your taste, this is covered with events such as SIPFEST that allow you to experience a variety of award worthy films.