Watch GCFF 2020 SIPFEST Short Film Festival right here!

Trevor Jamieson in Yulubidyi – Until The End.

The Gold Coast Film Festival has moved two of its flagship events – SIPFest (which you can watch below) and Screen Industry Gala Awards – online following the cancellation of the 12 day annual festival.

SIPFEST, the free beachside short film festival presented by Surfers Paradise Alliance, will showcase it’s 13 short films online this year, free in isolation comfort over the Easter weekend from Thursday 9 April until Tuesday 14 April, with viewers still able to vote for the $1000 People’s Choice Award.

The lineup of films includes Date Night (Marni Little, Christine Milo), Eye for an Eye (Elizabeth Cullen), I Don’t Speak (Tess Emmerson), Lost Daylight (Nurdewi Djamal, Callan Murray), MANUS (Angus McDonald), My Name is Mudju (Chantelle Murray), Desert Island Secret Santa (Pearce Hoskinson), Phone It In (Darien Law), The Bus to Birra Birra (TJ Power), The Perfect Spread (Billy Milionis), The Starey Bampire (Dan Farmer, Adam Bigum), Yulubidyi – Until The End (Nathan Mewett, Curtis Taylor) and Back to Graceland (Sakari Sankkinen).

The Screen Industry Gala Awards will evolve to a live-stream award ceremony from 6:30pm on April 16, with $20,000 in cash and prizes awarded to filmmakers thanks to prize sponsors HOTA Home of the Arts, PKF Accounting and Business Advisors, Blackmagic Design, Burleigh Brewing Co., The Heaton Group and Surfers Paradise Alliance.

This is an exciting announcement for both film lovers looking for something to do over Easter and for the local screen industry as a whole. It would be great if you could support us during this time with some online coverage.

Once you’ve watched it, don’t forget to vote for your favourite SIPfest film here!

What: 13 brand new short films that will make you laugh, cry and be amazed
When: Easter Weekend: 12pm Thursday 9 April until 12pm Tuesday 14 April
Where: Isolation comfort.  It’s Surfers Paradise beach in your imagination.

What: A live-stream award ceremony.
When: 6.30pm, Thursday 16 April 2020
Where: Isolation comfort.
Register to view here:

Watch this brilliant Australian short film now.

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