Movie buff or screen queen? Grab your diary and mark these hot dates to get your cinema on as part of the Gold Coast Film Festival 2015. With a huge range of events for kids, families, adults and wannabe Spielbergs, this Festival is your ticket for fun.


haven’s top picks for family fun?


FREE Outdoor Movies – across the Gold Coast

Bring a rug and enjoy family screenings of classic films, including a Frozen sing-a-long, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Goonies. Relive your youth with the special 30th anniversary screening of the iconic 80’s film Back To The Future in Broadbeach.


Dates & Locations:

Helensvale Cultural Centre, Friday 10 April, 6.30pm

Chronicles of Narnia


Pirate Park, Palm Beach, Saturday 11 April, 4pm

The Goonies


Robina Common, Sunday 12 April, 4pm

Bend it like Beckham


Broadbeach Park, Friday 17 April, 6.30pm

Frozen Sing-a-long


Broadbeach Park, Saturday 18 April, 6.30pm

Back To The Future – Special 30th Anniversary screening



SIPFest (Shorts in Paradise Film Festival)

When: Sunday 12 April, 6.30pm-9.30pm

Tickets: FREE

Where: Surfers Paradise Beach

SIPFest is the Gold Coast’s biggest short film festival, as part of the annual Surfers Paradise Festival and Gold Coast Film Festival. Short films from the cream of Australia’s emerging talent will screen on the iconic Surfers Paradise beach, in a unique outdoor film experience like no other on the Gold Coast.  Kick back on the sand, enjoy a drink and relaaaaax. The perfect antidote to the pre-work Sunday night blues!



Movie Trivia Night

When: Thursday 16 April, 6.30pm

Tickets: $15 adult, available from www.gcfilmfestival.com

Where: Paradise Showroom, The Arts Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise

If movie trivia and famous film lines fill your head – or if you’re up for a kid-free night of fun and laughs – head to the Trivia@GCFF event. There will be fantastic prizes, food, a cash bar and lashings of laughs. And if you need to spend lazy Sunday afternoons lying on the couch watching movies as “research” until then . . . well, we won’t judge.

Trivia@GCFF is a collaboration between the The Arts Centre Gold Coast, 91.7 ABC Gold Coast and GCFF.



Want more? Visit www.gcfilmfestival.com for the full program of events.


Courtney Robinson

Courtney Robinson  

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