Local filmmakers and film lovers alike will benefit from Gold Coast Film Festival’s new gifting program, which was launched at the opening of this year’s event on 14 April.
‘We are thrilled to announce that Gold Coast Film Festival is now registered with the Australian Government’s Register of Cultural Organisations,’ said Sue-Anne Chapman, Chair of the Board of Gold Coast Film Fantastic Ltd. ‘This means that all donations of $2 or more are now tax deductible.’
Since 2002, the Festival has been bringing films to life in a distinctly Gold Coast way for local and visiting audiences, while helping grow and support Queensland’s screen industry.
‘Donations from the community will allow us to enhance our unique screen culture experiences, as well as provide more development opportunities for established and emerging screen industry professionals,’ said Chapman.
‘For filmmakers, the opportunity to learn from Australia’s leading producers, writers and directors in intimate seminars and workshops is an incredibly rare and valuable opportunity,’ says Festival Director, Aimée Lindorff.
‘Having these experiences available on our doorstep is both hugely inspirational and advantageous for emerging screen professionals, as they look to network and learn the ropes in an ever-growing industry in our city.’
The Gold Coast Film Festival is an annual 12-day film festival in April with more than 100 film, panels, parties, pop-up cinemas and special events right across the Gold Coast.
The Festival attracts almost 20,000 visitors a year and expects numbers to increase this year with the addition of online screening and workshop experiences.
Tax-deductible donations are invited from the public and will be acknowledged on the organisation’s website.
To find out more about Gold Coast Film Festival Gifting Program, visit www.gcfilmfestival.com/donate.