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GCFF - Escape to a world of film - 14-25 April 2021 GCFF - Escape to a world of film - 14-25 April 2021

On International Women’s Day, a global day recognising the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, we’re thrilled to announce our Women In Film Lunch guest speaker for 2021 is costume designer Anna Borghesi.

Anna Borghesi is an award-winning costume designer with over 25 years’ experience in film, television and theatre. Anna graduated from NIDA in costume design for film and theatre, and has since worked extensively in films and theatre designing costumes for Melbourne Theatre Company, Belvoir Street Theatre, Malthouse Theatre, Queensland Theatre Company and South Australian Theatre Company among many others.

Currently on the Gold Coast for the film Black Site, her previous film credits include Hotel MumbaiAli’s Wedding, Red DogTrue BlueMao’s Last DancerThe Book of RevelationLove’s Brother, Ned KellyDarkness Falls, Pitch Black Head OnLove Serenade, and Romper Stomper. Her television credits include Romper Stomper for STAN, LowdownTwentysomething, Child Star: The Shirley Temple StoryOn the Beach and SeaChange. In 2003, Anna won the AFI Award for Best Costume Design for the film Ned Kelly.

“My approach has always been to embrace the whole process and connect with the film; the entire story and the characters. The job is all about giving up your ideas, not hanging onto them or feeling threatened by contributions from other people.”
          – Anna Borghesi, quoted in ‘AFI Insider’ magazine, Winter 2002

Women in Film Lunch, presented by Screen Queensland, celebrates the stories, perspectives, and experiences of women working in the Australian screen industry.

Hosted by Bern Young from ABC Gold Coast, with an introduction from Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich, this exclusive event includes a sumptuous seafood buffet and three-hour drinks package in the gorgeous surrounds of the Bazaar at QT Gold Coast. Enjoy an interactive dining experience with Bazaar chefs serving you while discussing the dishes and providing tasting notes along the way.

Whether you are an industry professional or a devoted film-lover, enjoy an afternoon of great food, insightful speakers and networking at the Women in Film Lunch. Tickets $98 including seafood and international food buffet and three-hour drinks package. 

Limited tickets just released. Be quick, they won’t last long! Final tickets will be released April 1st.

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