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2020 Festival

The 2020 Gold Coast Film Festival will run from 15-26 April, 2020, bringing film to life across the Gold Coast. 

The 18th annual Gold Coast Film Festival will feature 100+ films, panels, parties and events at 13 locations from Coomera in the north to Coolangatta in the south. The full program of films, panels and events will go on sale in March, 2020.  

Save the date for these special events as part of the 2020 program:

Opening Night

Wednesday 15 April
HOTA, Home of the Arts

A festival highlight! Red carpet arrivals, premiere film screening and VIP afterparty to launch the 2020 Gold Coast Film Festival.

SIPFest: Shorts In Paradise

Saturday 18 April
Surfers Paradise Beach

Free short film festival on the sand of the iconic Surfers Paradise beach with $8,000 in cash awarded to filmmakers.

Screen Industry Gala Awards

Thursday 16 April
Movie World

A dazzling awards night bringing together the Queensland screen industry to celebrate the achievements of award winners and finalists

Gold Coast Movie Locations Tour

Sunday 19 & Sunday 26 April
Departs HOTA, Home of the Arts

Go behind-the-scenes on this three hour guided tour, jam-packed with film locations, celebrity hotspots and exclusive interviews. 

Women In Film Lunch

Friday 17 April
Bazaar, QT Gold Coast

An afternoon of speakers and networking to celebrate women in film and television in Australia, including a seafood buffet and three-hour drinks package

Closing Night

Sunday 26 April
HOTA Home of the Arts

That’s a wrap! Join us in celebrating the end of the 2020 Gold Coast Film Festival with a premiere film screening 


QT Gold Coast is the official hotel partner of the Gold Coast Film Festival. Exclusive to GCFF guests, use code GCFF2020 to receive 20% off the best room rate available. 

Celebrating eclectic design and bold entertainment, QT Gold Coast offers guests an intriguing yet relaxing beachside experience. Standing tall just back from the golden sands of Australia’s most spectacular coastline, this contemporary resort sets a new standard in designer accommodation in Surfers Paradise. Blending nostalgic surfer chic and Miami catwalk cool, QT Gold Coast is deliberately intended to satisfy appetites, inspire conversation and arrest the senses.

Find out more and book your stay at www.qthotelsandresorts.com/gold-coast/.

Check out our tips for planning your trip to the Gold Coast Film Festival here


Sign up to our e-newsletter to receive a free ticket to an Australian indie film at the 2020 Gold Coast Film Festival!

Your ticket will be emailed after the program announcement on March 10.