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The Show Must Go On

Retrospective | Documentary | 15+

The Show Must Go On is the first film to tell the story of the mental health of the 42,000 people working in the Australian entertainment industry.


Established in 1992, The Chauvel Award acknowledges significant contribution to the Australian screen industry and is named in honour of two of Australia’s pioneering filmmakers, Charles and Elsa Chauvel. In celebration of the 2021 Chauvel Award, explore the career of recipient Sue Maslin AO through a selection of films and events available in person and online.

Thanks Girls and Goodbye – Screening online only
Road To Nhill – Thursday 22 April, 9.30am at HOTA & screening online
The Dressmaker – Thursday 15 April, 12pm
The Show Must Go On – Screening online only

Screen Industry Gala Awards – Thursday 15 April, 6.30pm at Warner Bros. Movie World
Gold Coast Film Festival’s Screen Industry Gala Awards Dinner is a dazzling celebration, bringing together Queensland screen industry businesses and supporters to recognise the achievements of award winners and finalists. Tune in online for a special In Conversation with Chauvel recipient Sue Maslin AO and a presentation of Gold Coast Film Festival award winners.

Case Study of an Adaptation: The Dressmaker– Thursday 15 April, 2.30pm at HOTA
Join us for an in-depth exploration of the adaptation process behind Australian drama The Dressmaker, written by Rosalie Ham, directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and produced by Sue Maslin AO.


Screening online only, digital ticket required. 

Digital Screening Ticket: $8 per film for Sue Maslin retrospectives.


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