Families will be spoilt for choice at the 2016 Gold Coast Film Festival, which will see more than 75 film and film related events take place over nine different locations across the city.
The 10-day Gold Coast Film Festival has given special attention to children and teens with the debut of Y Screen in this year’s program. With the goal of encouraging young audiences to become active viewers, as well as to stimulate critical discussion in classrooms, Y Screen will also give young people an insight into other cultures, with film as the catalyst.
Little Big Shots, Australia’s annual travelling children short film festival, will also appear for the first time in Queensland at the Gold Coast Film Festival. The children film festival features the best in local and international children’s shorts, animation, documentaries and child-produced films.
Tickets for all films and events go on sale Tuesday 1 March, coinciding with a full program of film and activities announcement.
QPOW! Movies in the Park will screen Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on Friday 8 April at 6.00pm and E.T. and Ghostbusters on Saturday 9 April. It’s free at Victoria Park, Broadbeach.
Monster Zoo – Augmented Reality for Kids has workshops on Friday 8 April at Robina Community Centre. Bookings via gcfilmfestival.com from 1 March.
YScreen presented by Bond University, targeted at schools, takes place 11 and 12 April at The Arts Centre Gold Coast. $8.00 per student, teachers free. YScreen films include Mustang, Landfill Harmonic, Boy & The World and Labyrinthus and will screen at special school-excursion screenings accompanied by study guides created by the Australian Teachers of Media. Screenings will be followed by film criticism workshops conducted by industry professionals. Get tickets and details at theartscentregc.com.au.
Future Filmmakers is designed to inspire year 11 and 12 students to become the next generation of creative talent. High profile industry guests including directors, producers and actors gather to discuss their journey into the industry and career opportunities. Australian film critics Richard Hariday and Sarah Ward will join an extensive list of guest speakers. Future Filmmakers takes place Monday 11 April from 10.00am – 2.00pm. Tickets via the Gold Coast Film Festival website.