The Gold Coast is an epicentre for feature film production in Australia with over 75% of all Queensland production occurring here. The Gold Coast Film Festival is the local access point to that industry and a source of exciting and emerging screen culture experiences for the residents of South East Queensland. The festival is also proud to be the premier showcase event for feature films and has a vested interest in the promotion, development and fostering of Australian film making talent.
The Gold Coast Film Festival also ensures that Gold Coast audiences have access to culturally diverse films and screen-based entertainment, including the Cool Japan Gold Coast event to be held as part of the 2011 festival. Family friendly screenings are held at the splendorous Southport Broadwater Parklands, while industry leaders will provide seminars and workshops for upcoming local film makers.