We are calling all cinephiles and melophiles. These festivals are coming to the Gold Coast this April and May, respectively.
2023 Gold Coast Film Festival
April 19 - 30
The Gold Coast Film Festival (GCFF), now in its 21st year, will feature over 100 films, conferences, parties, pop-up theatres, and other special activities throughout the Gold Coast for 12 exciting days.
The Gold Coast Film Festival has made a name since it began in 2002. Take advantage of the opportunity to see Australian and international films at HOTA (Home of the Arts) and Event Cinemas, the festival's official cinema partners. Below is a brief guide.
The program features intriguing individuals and unique stories. Several Australian films, including The Giants, Monolith, The Survival of Kindness, and Sweet As, showcase the nation's diversity and outstanding filmmaking abilities. Visit the Home of the Arts (HOTA) to see these films.
Do you like watching international films? Then the perfect GCFF program for you is the World Cinema. See incredible movies worldwide with unique stories, festival favourites, award winners, fan favourites, attention-deserving works, and a few feel-good flicks.
These ten excellent films from diverse nations will grace HOTA.
- Bank of Dave (UK)
- Cairo Conspiracy (Denmark, Finland, France, Sweden)
- EO (Poland)
- Feminist Riposte (France)
- Holy Spider (Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Sweden)
- I Like Movies (Canada)
- Maybe I Do (USA)
- Olga (France, Switzerland, Ukraine)
- Rodeo (France)
- The Inspection (USA)
L'Amour: Family, Friends and Lovers
Love French movies? With these French films about family, friends, and lovers, you may enjoy cinema's bright, enjoyable side. Catch Champagne! It is a charming and depressing comedy set among the French Champagne vineyards. Another is the heartwarming drama This One Summer, about friends, family, and summertime.
Learn about the enormous tales and powerful waves of the ocean. The program features four worthwhile films.
The Endless Summer by Bruce Brown is one of the most cherished and watched documentaries ever. Next is Big vs. Smal, a modern fairy tale about strength and power. Big Wave Guardians is a fantastic documentary about surfing in Hawaii, concentrating on huge waves. The Road to Patagonia, a stunning, open-hearted, and unafraid compilation of love letters within a documentary, comes last.
Local Filmmaker Focus
Also, you could support regional feature films shot on the Gold Coast and starring budding and talented directors, actors, producers, and artists. Against the Tide, Red Dust Challenge, and Ladies' Night Out are showing in HOTA.
Participate in prestigious industry events like REEL LIFE Panels and SIPFEST: Gold Coast Film Festival's Shorts in Paradise to enhance professional development, increase film expertise, and make vital connections.
2023 Blues on Broadbeach
Prepare for four days of Blues on Broadbeach from May 18 to May 21. The wildly famous seaside music festival, now in its 22nd year, offers top Australian and international blues musicians in over 20 performance spaces across Broadbeach's energetic streets, clubs, and parks.
The spectacular 2023 lineup will include almost 70 musicians, roaming entertainment, markets, and more led by Aussie music veteran Don Walker, acoustic guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel, and Emma Donovan & The Putbacks.
One of Australia's major non-ticketed music festivals, this multi-award-winning event has been going strong for over 20 years and draws thousands of people for four days. Therefore, be sure to get ready early on.
The contemporary and welcoming Broadbeach Savannah Hotel & Resort in Surf Parade Broadbeach, QLD, is the ideal starting point for your trip to the Gold Coast.
Getting to the Gold Coast Film Festival's venues and Blues in Broadbeach is simple. Plus, you can view the Pacific Ocean and the Gold Coast Hinterland from Broadbeach Savannah's prime location in the city. Moreover, the Star Casino, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Oasis Shopping Centre, Broadbeach Mall, and Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant are a walk away. Also, one of the area's most stunning beaches with golden sands is only a few minutes away, and world-class sites are easily accessible by car.
Book your stay at Broadbeach Savannah Hotel & Resort!