GCFF - Bringing films to life - 14-25 April 2021 GCFF - Bringing films to life - 14-25 April 2021



The 18th annual Gold Coast Film Festival will run from 15-26 April, bringing 200+ films, panels, Q&As, parties, pop-up cinemas and more to 14 venues across the Gold Coast. 

Walk the red carpet on opening night alongside actors, filmmakers and film crew. Learn from Australia’s leading producers, writers and directors in intimate seminars and workshops. Be captivated by internationally acclaimed dramas, comedies and genre films, local indie gems, engaging documentaries, family features, and the scariest horror films.

Check out the unique pop up outdoor cinemas on the iconic Surfers Paradise beach, in a brewery, on a rooftop, by a poolside, in a park and even floating on a boat.

As the City’s flagship film event, the Gold Coast Film Festival brings film to life in a distinctly Gold Coast way for local and visiting audiences.

Special events include the Women in Film Lunch, Movie and Music Trivia, Clueless on the Rooftop, Pup-Up Cinema: Dog-umentary Movie Night, free outdoor film screenings, industry panels and workshops and SIPFest, the annual short film competition transforming Surfers Paradise beach into a vibrant and unique cinema featuring 14 cinematic masterpieces by emerging filmmakers from around Australia and internationally.

Explore the full program of films and event and book your trip now.




All tickets for film sessions and events are available via gcfilmfestival.com and participating cinema venues – HOTA, BCC Coolangatta and Event Cinemas Coomera.

Regular film sessions are $17 for adults and $14 for concession. Special events have special pricing – see event ticket pages for individual pricing. 



In the same spirit as the random acts of kindness movement and pay-it-forward coffee initiative, you can help others experience a film as part of the Gold Coast Film Festival.

Gold Coast Film Festival has partnered with the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation to enable you to gift tickets to cancer patients and families, hard-working cancer transport volunteer drivers and the amazing Gold Coast Health doctors and nurses.

Your kindness will help deserving individuals escape to another world through film.

To find out more about the valuable work the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation does or to donate directly to them, please visit https://gchfoundation.org.au



Buy 6 of more cinema session tickets and receive 15% discount across all your tickets.  Only available online or through the HOTA box office.

Simply decide the date and time of the 6 films, add them to your cart and save!*

*Excludes Opening Night at HOTA and special ticketed events.



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Your ticket will be emailed after the program announcement on March 10.