Submissions open for 2019 Gold Coast Film Festival and SIPFEST

Submissions are now open for the 2019 Gold Coast Film Festival and SIPFest with $20,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs.

Have you put blood, sweat, tears and money into a feature film, short or web series? The ever-growing Gold Coast Film Festival (GCFF) and Shorts in Paradise Festival (SIPFest) 2019 are looking to showcase some of the best Australian film talent on offer. As the flagship film events of the year, the GCFF and SIPFest have attracted entires from all over and in some cases offered its entrants significant industry recognition and epic career-boosting opportunities.

The GCFF is an AACTA-Award qualifying film festival – one of seven in Australia – bringing diverse Australian and International films, filmmakers and film events to the Gold Coast.

Australian indie filmmakers are in for a chance to win the Blackmagic Design Best Australian Indie Film Award, with $10,000 in Blackmagic Design equipment, and the PKF Best Australian Indie Film Peer Award judged by GCFF alumni and awarded $1,000 cash thanks to PKF Accountants and Business Advisors plus a Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve software package.

SIPFest is the annual short film festival with $8,000 in cash prizes and an unbeatable beach cinema location! SIPFest transforms Surfers Paradise beach into a vibrant and unique cinema, delivering a unique outdoor film experience like no other in Australia. With sand below and stars above, the crowd enjoys 14 finalist short films up to 15 minutes.

This year, organisers have opened up entries to include Wed Series for the very first time! Web Series with a minimum of two completed episodes can submit for their chance to be crowned the Best Australian Web Series with a $500 cash prize. They’ll also announce the ‘Best Comedy’ and ‘Best International Web Series’.

Submissions close 28 January, 2019. Head to Film Freeway for more information and to enter. Good luck!

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