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


SIPFest: Australia’s Short Film Festival on the beach

Set on the iconic Surfers Paradise beach, SIPFest is a night of entertaining new short films from around the world and live orchestral performances of some of the most loved music from the movies.

Experience the beauty of the Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra performing music from the movies live as the sun sets behind the Surfers Paradise skyline.

Settle in under the stars for 14 brand new short films from Australia and the world that will make you laugh, cry and be amazed. Vote for your favourite to win the coveted People’s Choice Award.

BYO picnic blankets and chairs for an incredible night of free movie music and short films on Surfers Paradise Beach!

5pm – 6.30pm Gold Coast Philharmonic Performances
7pm – 9.30pm SIPFest Short Films

Hosted by Surfers Paradise Alliance in partnership with Gold Coast Film Festival, SIPFest is part of the two-day Film, Music and Dance event – a celebration of movie magic, incredible live music performances and memorable film dance routines set against the stunning Surfers Paradise backdrop.

Short films screened at SIPFest are the finalists of Gold Coast Film Festival’s short film competition. The films are in the running for $8000 in cash prizes across seven categories, judged by a panel of industry experts, plus the People’s Choice Award, voted by the audience on the night. Finalists will be announced in March.


Saturday 18 April, from 5pm – Surfers Paradise beach, opposite Soul Boardwalk

Entertainment from 5pm with songs from the movies performed by the Gold Coast Philharminc Ochestra. SIPFest short films screening from 7pm.

FREE | Recommended 13+ years




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

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