SIPFest 2017


Sunday 23rd April

SIPFest, otherwise known as Shorts in Paradise Festival, is an annual showcase of the best short films from across Australia and is a key event of the Gold Coast Film Festival.

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 will be captivated by less than 10 minute cinematic masterpieces by emerging filmmakers from around the country.

Thrillers, dramas, comedy, documentary and more of a classification M or below will be judged by a panel of industry experts and awarded $10,000 in prizes. The audience can also cast their vote on the night for the people's choice award.

With most professional filmmakers beginning their career on the set of a short film, SIPFest provides an opportunity to identify and reward talented emerging filmmakers both locally and from around Australia.

BYO picnic rugs and chairs and make the most of this outdoor film spectacular right on Surfers Paradise Beach.

The Best of the London Short Film Festival

Monday 24th April

Running over two days the 2nd day will showcase the best of the short films from the London Film Festival ‘Now That’s What I Call Short Film’. Featuring the greatest hits of the 2016 festival, discover cutting-edge UK independent film and exciting new international films right here on Surfers Paradise Beach. Expect cats, drag, bad dates, radio phone-ins and some minor police intervention (from the shorts, of course).  These short films are recommended  for ages 15 and over.

  • Date: 23-24 April 2017
  • Time: 7:00- 9:30pm
  • Price: FREE
  • Address: Surfers Paradise Beach