We all know the Gold Coast Film Festival is an opportunity to bust out the glam, walk the carpet, get inside goss at Q+As and (if you’re lucky) grab snaps with some of your favourite stars. Not to mention catch a bunch of awesome flicks, of course. But there are a heap of additional happenings within our fave cinema-tastic festival, and they’re just as fun as the main event. So here are four of our must-dos at this year’s Gold Coast Film Festival.
BREWERY NIGHT: FIGHT CLUB | FREE | Burleigh Brewing Co. | 18+ | 28 April 5pm
The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club. But, if craft beers, food trucks and cult film are your thing, then you might want to tell some mates about this one. This cult classic from 1999 screens in the new outdoor cinema at the Burleigh Brewing Co. Taphouse. With an R-rated film and beer, this is an event for 18+ only.
MOVIE & MUSIC TRIVIA | $14 | QT Gold Coast | 24 April 6pm
Do you sit on the edge of your seat to live tweet the Oscars? Stick around for the film credits to see who composed the music? This night is for you. Teams of between two and six will come together for a night of cold hard facts along with free finger food, cash bar and epic prizes. Presented in partnership with Gold Coast Music Awards.
FLOATING CINEMA: AMERICAN PIE | $32 | Wyndham Cruises | 18+ | 26 April 6pm
Remember that one time at band camp? Ahead of its 20th anniversary year, GCFF invites you to hop onboard the deluxe Wyndham Cruises boat for a night of high-school high-jinx while enjoying an open air, top deck screening of the coming-of-age classic, American Pie. Enjoy the sights of the Gold Coast at night with a cruise of the waterways and sit back and enjoy the film, complete with warm apple pie. Yes, really.
VIRTUAL REALITY | $15 | VR Showcase | 28-29 April, Various times
For the first time GCFF will take you to the forefront of cinematic innovation through a program of varied Virtual Reality (VR) Experiences. You’ll be transported deep into films, stories, and places designed to expand your perception of the world we live in and the possibilities for immersive storytelling in the years to come. Battle evil, hide from bombs, escape from a psychopath and visit the world of street art and Manus Island in five unique experiences.