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SIPFest Short Film Festival

SIPFest Short Film Festival returns in 2021 – and we’ve found a new home at the Gold Coast’s favourite craft brewery, Burleigh Brewing.

Settle in for a screening of 14 brand new short films from Australia and around the world that will make you laugh, cry, be amazed and leave entertained.

Short films screened at SIPFest are the finalists of Gold Coast Film Festival’s national short film competition. Join us for the awards ceremony after the screening as we announce $5,000 in cash prizes across seven categories, judged by a panel of industry experts. Plus cast your vote on the night for the highly coveted $1,000 People’s Choice Award!

Come early to grab a brew, a bite to eat, and the best seat in the house, then cosy up alongside the SIPFEST filmmakers and screen industry guests to enjoy an epic night of free short films. Varied seating available, BYO picnic blankets and low chairs allowed.

Sip (pun intended) on a world-class Burleigh Brewing beer while enjoying films screened under the stars.

Finalists for 2021

  • Bala | Deborah Brown
  • Beach Towelenovela| Marni Little, Pearce Hoskinson
  • Driven| Keir Beck
  • Hayat | Rendah Haj
  • Like How I Remember| Brittany Xu
  • Our Greatest Escape | Loani Arman
  • THE QUIET | Radheya Jegatheva
  • The Retreat| Victoria Zerbst
  • Smashed | Tyson Yates
  • Snowy | Kaitlyn Schwalje, Alex Wolf Lewis
  • Spirit Orphan | Salvador Cantellano
  • Sunburn | JaslynMairs
  • The Test | Jessica Smith
  • This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us | D.C. Fairhurst

When a local fan group attracts police interest, an investigation begins that will leave you guessing

Bala
Director:
Deborah Brown
Synopsis: In this poetic short, a former navy officer reunites with his cousins to grieve after learning of his much-loved grandfathers’ death, soon after the break-up of a relationship.

Beach Towelenovela 
Director: Marni Little, Pearce Hoskinson
Synopsis: When a local fan group attracts police interest, an investigation begins that will leave you guessing.

Driven
Director: Keir Beck
Synopsis: After a near-fatal car accident, a businessman struggles to survive in the wilderness, only to realise there is more to life.

Hayat
Director:
Rendah Haj
Synopsis: Rahma, an Eritrean migrant, contends with feelings of isolation and disconnect while raising her four young children in Melbourne’s inner suburbs.

Like How I Remember
Director: Brittany Xu
Synopsis: On the first birthday after the passing of his father, a young boy Lee runs away from home in order to avoid a tradition he had previously shared with both parents.

Our Greatest Escape
Director:
 Loani Arman
Synopsis: A young woman struggles with losing her mother to dementia, but through an oldritual she finds a way to bring her back. 

THE QUIET
Director: Radheya Jegatheva
Synopsis: When an astronaut ponders on the quietude of space, he comes upon a startling self-realisation.

The Retreat
Director:Victoria Zerbst
Synopsis: In the aftermath of another failed date, Sam drags her long-suffering best friend to a no-men retreat with the hopes of finding solidarity with the other attendees.

Smashed
Director: Tyson Yates
Synopsis: As a pair of renters in their late 20’s, Louis and Roobs face losing their long-term share house at each yearly Open Home Inspection. Lucky for them potential buyers are easily spooked. But what scares these two housemates most is that moving out might mean moving on.

Snowy
Director: Kaitlyn Schwalje, Alex Wolf Lewis
Synopsis: Snowy, a 4-inch-long pet turtle, has lived an isolated life in the family basement. With help from Uncle Larry we ask: Can Snowy be happy.

Spirit Orphan
Director: 
Salvador Cantellano
Synopsis: Artist Jenna Robertson recovers from bushfire and evacuation in the Gold Coast Hinterland through the creation of a new opera. Composer and Sound Design: Dr Corrina Bonshek.

Sunburn
Director: JaslynMairs
Synopsis: In the aftermath of another failed date, Sam drags her long-suffering best friend to a no-men retreat with the hopes of finding solidarity with the other attendees.

The Test
Director: 
Jessica Smith
Synopsis: Hoping to take the next big step in their life together, two women await the results of a test that could not only put an end to their plans, but perhaps even their relationship.

This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us
Director: 
D.C. Fairhurst
Synopsis: A veteran pickpocket’s routine is disrupted when his own wallet is stolen by a rival thief. After a chase across the city, their territorial dispute swiftly becomes a flirty, drunken game of cat-and-mouse that could spell disaster for them both.

 

BOOK TICKETS

Saturday 17 April, 7.15pm – 10.30pm

Burleigh Brewing Co – 2 Ern Harley Dr, Burleigh Heads

Cost: Free, registration required.

Recommended age 15+.

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