And… action! GC Film Festival 2018 key events revealed

Organisers of the Gold Coast Film Festival yesterday launched ticket sales for three key events, including the Women in Film Luncheon, Movie and Music Trivia Night, and Gold Coast Movie Locations Tour, as part of a sneak preview of the city’s flagship film event in April 2018.

More than 100 film and film-related events will be showcased over the 13-day festival in an action-packed program running from Tuesday 17 to Sunday 29 April.

Celebrating the contribution and achievement of women in film and television, the 4th annual Women In Film Luncheon presented by Screen Queensland will take place on Friday 20 April at QT Gold Coast, with Hollywood powerbroker Jenny Cooney announced as special guest speaker.

Ms Cooney is a celebrated Australian journalist who has spent the last 30 years in LA, where she has interviewed an A-list cast of talent including Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford, Angelina Jolie and Julia Roberts. Her podcast series Aussies in Hollywood features interviews with Nicole Kidman, Rachel Griffiths, Luke Davies and Tim Minchin.

The Women in Film Luncheon promises to be an informative afternoon, as Ms Cooney shares the inside scoop on how the screen business operates in Los Angeles, along with many stories and insider advice.

The Gold Coast Film Festival has also joined forces with the Gold Coast Music Awards to present the first Movie and Music Trivia Night, to be held at QT Gold Coast on Tuesday 24 April.

With the original Movie Trivia Night selling out for the last two years, the event is moving to a bigger venue within QT, where film enthusiasts and music buffs can test their pop culture, music and movie knowledge in a fun and frivolous environment.

The Gold Coast Movie Locations Tour also returns in 2018 with a new route and additional stops, taking guests on a three-and-a-half-hour journey visiting locations for over 20 films shot in our own city.

Due to popularity in 2017, the Australian-first tour will take place twice a day on 21, 22, 28 and 29 April at 9.00am and 2.00pm daily.

Featuring interviews with film crew and an exclusive virtual behind-the-scenes tour of Village Roadshow Studios, the Movie Locations Tour shares previously untold celebrity stories and hotspots. Sweet treats from Shingle Inn, as enjoyed by Amber Heard and Elon Musk while filming Aquaman on the Gold Coast, will be enjoyed by guests on the 2018 Movie Locations Tour.

Tickets are now on sale for selected events including the Women In Film Luncheon, Movie and Music Trivia Night, and Gold Coast Movie Locations Tours. The full program will be announced early March.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.gcfilmfestival.com.

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