SIPFest: Short films on Surfers Paradise beach
SIPFest, otherwise known as the Shorts in Paradise Festival, is the annual short film festival with $8000 in cash prizes and an unbeatable beach cinema location!
SIPFest transforms Surfers Paradise beach into a vibrant and unique cinema, delivering a unique outdoor film experience like no other in Australia. With sand below and stars above, the crowd enjoys 14 finalist short films.
From drama to comedy (and everything in-between) short films of a (guide) classification ‘M’ or below will be judged by a panel of industry experts and awarded $8,000 in prizes. The audience can also cast their vote on the night for the people’s choice award.
Submissions for short films to compete at SIPFest will open in October. If you have a short film under 15 minutes produced in the last two years, enter it into SIPFest 2020 – part of the Gold Coast Film Festival.
SIPFEST Prize Categories:
- Best Australian Film: $3000
- Runner up Best Australian Film: $1000
- Best International Film: $500
- People’s Choice: $1000
- Best Film by a Gold Coast resident: $500
- Best Film showcasing Surfers Paradise: $500
- Best Screenplay: $1000
- Best Actor (male or female): $500