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SIPFest 2018: Short films on Surfers Paradise beach

FREE | Surfers Paradise Beach

SIPFest, otherwise known as the Shorts in Paradise Festival, is an annual showcase of the best short films from across Australia.

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 will be captivated by 10 minute cinematic masterpieces by emerging filmmakers from around the country.

Thrillers, dramas, comedy, documentary and more 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.

SIPFest 2018 will run on the famous Surfers Paradise beachfront, Sunday April 22, 2018.


A Restless Peace: Krystle Wright
Boneslayer: Oliver Ramsay
Hello: Arwin Arwin
iRony: Radheya Jegatheva
Mrs. S.: James R. Woods
Please Do Not Feed The Ducks: Tim Goodwin & Pearce Hoskinson
Skin Like Bark: Declan Caruso
Sorry, Thanks, I Love You: Kyra Bartley
Su Brown and the Wallace Rockhole Pottery: Colin Usher
Super Nice: Jack Yabsley
Surren: Alisha Marfatia
The Skydiver & The Scarecrow: Ren Thackham


Sunday 22 April, 7pm
 | Surfers Paradise Beachfront, between Hanlan and Trickett Street

SIPFEST: Best of the London Short Film Festival
Monday 30 April, 7pm | Beach Marquee, Surfers Paradise Beachfront


SIPFEST 2018 Winners:

  • Best Film ($3000): Radheya Jegatheva, iRony

  • Runner Up Best Film ($1000): Krystle Wright, A Restless Peace

  • People’s Choice Award ($1000): Tim Goodwin & Pearce Hoskinson, Please Do Not Feed The Ducks

  • Best Film Showcasing Surfers Paradise ($500): Arwin Arwin, Hello

  • Best Film by a Gold Coast resident ($500): Colin Usher, Su Brown and the Wallace Rockhole Pottery

  • Best Screenplay ($1000): Jack Yabsley, Super Nice

  • Best Actress ($500):  Fiona Pearson, Super Nice

  • Best Actor ($500):  Jake Harrison, Skin Like Bark

Proudly presented by Surfers Paradise Alliance.

“SIPFEST is an amazing short film festival and I highly recommend it to filmmakers everywhere! The entry process was so simple and easy to navigate and the team at SIPFEST were wonderfully supportive and made the entire process fun and stress-free. The cast and crew of überRICH had an awesome time at SIPFEST. It was great to mingle with fellow creatives and passionate filmmakers. It was such a treat to share our short film with a great audience and what a way to do it – on the beach of Surfers Paradise under the stars! Thank you SIPFEST for having us! It was an incredible honour and such a privilege to be able to showcase our film on the Gold Coast at your amazing film festival! SIPFEST has truly been one of the best film festivals we’ve had the privilege of being a part of.”    Christine Milo

Writer/Director, UBERRICH (People’s Choice and Best Gold Coast Film – SIPFest 2017)


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