Film, Music and Dance

Surfers Paradise will become the backdrop to a weekend of free entertainment as it hosts Film, Music and Dance presented by Gold Coast Film Festival on Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 April. Join the celebration of the Gold Coast’s ever-evolving film industry headlining some of the most imaginative Australian and International filmmakers, talented live performances and iconic movie dance routines.

The Shorts Film Festival, otherwise known as SIPfest, will transform Surfers Paradise beach into a vibrant outdoor cinema like no other on Saturday 18 April. The evening will begin at 5pm with the Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra performing a rich selection of blockbuster film scores. Bring your picnic blankets, dig your toes into the sand and be captivated by cinematic masterpieces by 14 national and international short film finalists. Each film will be judged by a panel of industry experts, with finalists in the running for $8,000 in cash prizes across seven categories, including the People’s Choice Award – where you too, can cast your vote on your favourite short film.

Concluding the weekend, witness iconic movie routines performed by local dance troupes replicating dance styles from classic feature films. You can also bust a move yourself at the Cavill Dance Street Party where you can get FREE dance lessons by professional instructors.

A day of movie madness will be held at the outdoor cinema, showcasing films such as High School Musical, Step Up and Singing in the Rain. Get the family together for a weekend of all things cinema, be sure to grab some snacks and treats from a range of dining offerings in the Surfers Paradise precinct.

  • Date: 18 - 19 April 2020
  • Address: Surfers Paradise