Brilliant short films from every corner of the World

8 – 11 Oct 2020  |  Gympie  Queensland

 

Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival is the biggest short film festival in rural Australia with 140 short films, masterclasses, events and panels over 4 days in Gympie, Queensland.

Celebrated as ‘triumphant’ by Australia’s ScreenHub, our festival is dedicated to inspiring and connecting audiences through short films that champion the richness of the human spirit. The small town of Gympie comes alive with film lovers from far and wide every October in a joyous celebration of storytelling.

The festival glows with a widely-renowned mix of country hospitality and global ideas—offering homestays and transport for visiting filmmakers, engaging conversations with interviewers and locals, and plenty of opportunity to party late with filmmakers, speakers, hosts and locals at the festival’s own Golden Bar.

Our unique selection process involves submitted films being viewed by multiple screener groups across Queensland, who feedback their thoughts and shortlist a selection for the Festival Director. This inclusive process catches niche gems and represents a broader spectrum of film taste.

‘Heart of Gold is a rare festival, in that its remit is focused but also their quality of content that they screen is stellar.’ (Festival Formula)

Heart of Gold lovingly curates sessions of short films from all genres that best capture our vision to screen films that are heart-warming, thought-provoking and entertaining. The films can be edgy, they can be groundbreaking and they can be downright hilarious – as long as they beat with a good, strong heart. The film festival’s four-day program includes up to 30 sessions of brilliant short films, acclaimed features, parties, live music, filmmaker Q+A’s, interactive masterclasses and hearty discussions with delicious food and wine.

2019 Young Filmmakers Competiton Finalists

2019 Young Filmmakers Competiton Finalists

Congrats to the wonderful Young Filmmakers whose films have been selected to screen at Heart of Gold THIS Sunday at 11.30am. Come along and support the future of filmmaking - tickets are only $7pp at https://tix.heartofgold.com.au/Events/Young-Filmmaker🥁🥁🥁✅ Ben &...

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2019 Heart of Gold Awards … and the nominees are …

2019 Heart of Gold Awards … and the nominees are …

Join us on Saturday 5 October when we celebrate the short films that inspired and uplifted us this year at the 2019 Heart of Gold Awards Ceremony. Hosted by festival Patron Aaron Pedersen, our Awards Night is a free event, so come and enjoy the celebrations - there...

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Friday Night Trilogy : In Conversation & Eco Documentaries

Friday Night Trilogy : In Conversation & Eco Documentaries

An inspiring series exploring our beautiful natural world, the way we care for and cultivate it and how that informs our relationship to the land and each other. Caring for Culture  |  The Saltwater Story (Short Film + Q&A) 70 kilometres, 3 days, 2 canoes and 1...

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