This program aims to spotlight five emerging producing teams and promising projects through five-minute elevator pitches, providing invaluable exposure and feedback for participants.

Crafting a compelling elevator pitch is often the key to capturing the attention of industry professionals and attendees can expect insightful feedback aimed at guiding the selected teams towards their next steps in the industry.

Distinguished panellists slated to participate include representatives from Hoodlum, Stan and Screen Queensland, among others.  Their expertise and feedback promise to enrich the experience for both participants and audience members alike.

The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at 2:00pm at HOTA, Home of the Arts, and admission to this event is free, however registration prior is required for all attendees.

Prospective applicants are invited to submit a brief pitch deck outlining their project concept, along with a one-minute video introducing their project and their team to, with the subject line “Attn: In The Elevator.”

The deadline for submissions is March 22, 2024, at 5:00pm.

Finalists will be announced on March 29, 2024.

About the Gold Coast Film Festival


The Gold Coast Film Festival (GCFF) is a celebration of film and filmmaking hosted in Australia’s most dynamic screen destination, the Gold Coast, from April 17-28 presenting the best of Australian and international cinema along with profiling local and independent films.


Now in its 22nd year, GCFF will showcase 12 jam-packed days and nights of amazing films, inspirational panels and special events.


GCFF 2024 will explore diverse stories and unique perspectives on-screen through its short and feature film program and will award a range of prizes across various festival competition strands.


Through GCFF’s charity the Gold Coast Film Festival Public Giving Fund, several free-to-attend industry education events provide wonderful opportunities for emerging and established screen creatives to learn, connect and grow.


The Gold Coast Film Festival is supported by the Queensland State Government through Screen Queensland, Tourism and Events Queensland along with Major Events Gold Coast and the City of Gold Coast.