Gold Coast Film Festival announces 2023 Award Recipients at Screen Industry Gala Awards Evening.

The Multi Award-winning Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin received the Chauvel Award along with some of the best of the best in Queensland at the Screen Industry Gala Awards on Thursday April 20, 2023.

Held at Warner Bros. Movie World, within a glittering ceremony that crowns some of the industry best, highlighting the depth of incredible talent in Queensland.

The thriving and growing Film Industry here in South East Queensland is proudly home to an incredible wealth of talent and the following have been named best in the biz.

2023 Queensland Screen Business Of The Year – Emerging
Winner: Myriad Studios

Finalists: New Dream Productions, FIKA Entertainment

2023 Queensland Screen Business Of The Year – Established
Winner: JMBFX Studio

Finalists: Asia Pacific Screen Academy (APSA), The Post Lounge

2023 Gold Coast Screen Professional of the Year
Winner: Gina Black

Finalists: Jude Kalman, Danny Baird

GCFF 2023 Queensland Screenwriting Award
Winner: Escape From the Commodore 64 by David Hearne, Belinda Missen

Runner Up: Salience by Craig Cauchi
3rd Place: Human Resources by James Mackenzie Smith

Finalists: A Silver Thunderbird by Mark Campbell, Sandra Clause by Vicki Englund, The Clock of Destiny by Carolyn May Boone, The Wakefields by Chris Pearce

GCFF 2023 Best Australian Film
Winner: The Last Daughter

Finalists: The Giants, Monolith, Sweet As, The Survival of Kindness

GCFF 2023 Chauvel Award
Winner: Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin