GCFF - Bringing films to life - 17-29 April 2018 GCFF - Bringing films to life - 17-29 April 2018

Pitch In Paradise

Pitch In Paradise

Pitch in Paradise is Queensland’s new market event for narrative film and TV projects. The two day event is a pitching and one-to-one meeting opportunity bringing together screenwriters, producers, production companies, broadcasters and financiers.

In partnership with Queensland Writers Centre, the event also includes the book-to-screen pitching event ADAPTABLE.

Thursday 16 April
9.30am – 12.30pm ADAPTABLE One-to-one Pitch Meetings
12.30pm – 1.15pm Lunch
1.15pm – 2.15pm Panel: Meet the Production Companies (open)
2.30pm – 3.30pm Panel: Case Study of an Adaptation (open)
2.30pm – 4.30pm One-to-one Pitch Meetings
3.30pm – 5.30pm Networking drinks at HOTA Lawn Bar
6.30pm – 10.30pm Screen Industry Gala Awards (Movie World) (open)

Friday 17 April
9.00am – 11.00am One-to-one Pitch Meetings
11.00am – 12.00pm Panel: Meet the Broadcasters (open)
12.30pm – 3.30pm Women In Film Lunch at QT Gold Coast (open)

About Adaptable

Gold Coast Film Festival and Queensland Writers Centre (QWC), with the support of Screen Queensland, have teamed up in 2020 to present national author pitch competition, ADAPTABLE.

Adaptable is a national writers’ competition and pitching program aimed at bringing more Australian book adaptations to the screen. Open to writers across Australia and New Zealand, the contest accepts any genre, fiction or non-fiction, published or unpublished work.

25 successful authors will have the opportunity to pitch published or publication-ready novels, short stories, biographies and non-fiction works to producers, showrunners and screenwriters at one-on-one pitch meetings at Gold Coast Film Festival.


Thursday 16 and Friday 17 April – HOTA

Pitch sessions are accessible only by invite or selection, but panel sessions are open to all.

All events are at HOTA, unless indicated. Shuttle buses will operate between HOTA and QT Gold Coast and Movie World for events.


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

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