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Gold Coast Film Festival Reel Life Panels are designed for screen industry professionals and screen students to extend their knowledge and networks.

Whether you are a film or TV professional, emerging practitioner, screen student or even a film fan curious about filmmaking, you’ll find a session that will broaden your knowledge, answer your questions, develop your skills or initiate valuable connections.

All REEL LIFE panels are free to attend, however pre-registration is required.

11:00AMThe Journey of Storytelling Through DocumentaryJoin some of the GCFF officially selected documentary filmmakers as they take us through the importance of storytelling through film.
12:30PMThe Other Side of the Lens…Join actors and casting directors as they explain the process of the other side of the lens, acting. From auditions to on-set, the panel discusses how it happens and how to put your best foot forward.
2:00PMThe Movie Business: How to Make it Your BusinessWith the GC being the destination for filmmaking in Queensland how do you get into the industry? How do you know what is the best route to take and how do you go about it? We hear from some of Queensland’s best film and TV industry professionals and what they do in the industry and how they got there.
3:30PMShow Me The MoneyWe talk to filmmakers from shorts to feature to documentary on how they work with their budgets and how they fund their projects.

REEL LIFE Panels are proudly presented by the GCFF Giving Fund. Without the Giving Fund the GCFF wouldn’t be able to provide this important educational piece for the wider community to be involved in.