The Gold Coast Film Festival has a history of embracing Australian film talent and running a very successful ten days of entertainment and fun for the whole family.
This year with features including The History of Future Folk on opening night and Evil Dead on closing along with Thale, Blue Dream and My Other Me, among others, the festival is sure to go off with a bang again this year.
Along with the incredible features that will be showing from April 18 - 28th at Birch Carol and Coyle, Broadbeach, there will also be several workshops such as the Future Filmmakers Program (presented by Bond University) on April 19th at the Basil Sellers Theatre. This includes such segments as "How To Write A Short Horror Story That Still Scares" as well as "Acting: Making A Career Of It" and the chance to win a full scholarship to Bond University for Year 11 and 12 students across Australia.
Originally commencing in 1996 and offering a grand prize of a full fee paid scholarship to study Film and Television at Bond University, the competition has grown to become one of the richest competitions in the Southern Hemisphere!
Bond University Director of Film and TV Michael Sergi will briefly discuss the scholarship and screen some of the previous winners to inspire and excite the students.
Along with this, there is a screen writing masterclass for those who want to advance their screen writing skills even further and a Kids Fest, which is a free for the family mini-festival screening matinee movies on April 20 and 21 at the Robina Community Centre. Films showing include The Smurfs, The Pirates, The Neverending Story and more.
Presented by Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, the 2013 festival will run from April 18-28 at Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinemas, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach Queensland, Australia.
Tickets for individual films within the 2013 Main program will be available to purchase directly from BCC Pacific Fair closer to the commencement of the festival, so stay tuned for that announcement (or join the friends of the festival and be the first to know when tickets are on sale!)
You can also beat the crowd and purchase a 2013 Multipass which will gain you access to four fabulous films for the price of three.
In the meantime however, tickets are already on sale for Todd Farmer's Screenwriting Seminar and the Australian premiere of My Other Me.
For more information, please refer to the website www.gcfilmfestival.com and make sure you secure a ticket to this great Gold Coast event.