Running from Wednesday, April 15 until Sunday, April 26, the 12-day Gold Coast Film Festival will feature more than 100 films, panels, parties and special events across a dozen locations from Coomera to Coolangatta. “The Gold Coast Film Festival gives movie lovers an extraordinary choice of films to enjoy in special settings while giving aspiring film makers the opportunity to be inspired by some of the best in the industry,” says Mayor Tom Tate. “Our local film industry is thriving and this festival is one way you can show your support for filmmakers here and around the world – so book your tickets now!”
This, however, isn’t the usual run-of-the-mill film event, with The Gold Coast’s famous beachside location and perfect climate well and truly coming into play. Top of the must-do list is the Floating Cinema event, which will see the comedy classic The Hangover screened on the Sea World Cruises luxe Spirit of Elston riverboat, where lucky attendees will cruise the Broadwater, enjoying views of the Gold Coast skyline before strapping in to watch the Bradley Cooper-starring gut-buster, complete with Vegas-themed cocktails, nachos and popcorn.
This event will be rivalled by Clueless on the Rooftop, which will see audiences escorted to a secret location atop Southport’s Australia Fair where they will celebrate the 25-year anniversary of the Alicia Silverstone hit film under the stars with VIP seating available in MINI cars. Clueless on the Rooftop will then be followed on Wednesday, 22 April with a special all-pink screening of another femme-driven comedy classic, Mean Girls, at the new event On Wednesdays We Wear Pink, at QT Gold Coast’s brand-new poolside precinct, The Spring. “While film lovers will embrace the chance to see their favourite movies in such unique settings, our pop-up cinemas will also prove popular with people looking for a memorable night out,” Gold Coast Film Festival Director Lucy Fisher said. “From watching Bradley Cooper and his crazy mates in The Hangover while floating on the Broadwater to reacquainting yourself with the Mean Girls poolside at QT Gold Coast, there will be sure to be a great buzz in the air.”
There will also be the usual run of premieres and special Q&A screenings, with the full programme set to drop in March.
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