The Gold Coast Film Festival's Screen Industry Gala Awards will evolve to a live-stream award ceremony, with almost $20,000 in cash and prizes awarded to filmmakers thanks to prize sponsors PKF Accounting and Business Advisors, Blackmagic Design, The Heaton Group, Bond University, and Surfers Paradise Alliance.
The online event will be held on 16 April at 6.30pm, to coincide with the originally planned event date and will feature 14 award categories recognising the best short films, webseries, feature films and scripts that were due to feature at the festival as well as award recognition for Gold Coast screen industry professionals and Queensland screen businesses.
“While we were heartbroken the festival was cancelled after it had already been curated and announced, we were more devasted for the filmmakers. Filmmakers have poured so much of their talent, money and time into their films – sometimes over years – and it is a such a loss to not have the opportunity to screen or premiere now,” said Lucy Fisher, Gold Coast Film Festival CEO/Festival Director.
“We have worked to find the best way to support filmmakers and we are so grateful to our prize sponsors who have still committed to cash and prizes for this event. I’m sure the prizes will come at a vital time for many in the screen industry right now.”
“Hopefully, we can all join together for one night and celebrate the winners in this difficult time,” she said.
Register now for the Screen Industry Gala Awards live-stream awards ceremony, Thursday 16 April, 6.30pm.
A big thank you to our prize sponsors
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