Join us for the official opening of the 12th Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival, with live music and an exceptional line-up of short films, including the Queensland premiere of Out of Range featuring our very own patron Aaron Pedersen.
Thurs 3 Oct 6–9pm
Presented By Bendigo Bank Gympie
5 – 6pm
Beat the rush and get in early for drinks and street food – try our soon to be famous Shimmery Heart Cocktail or a refreshing Maleny Lager, and enjoy the uplifting sounds of local artist Talisha Young performing live in the Gold Bar.
Opening Night Celebrations
6 – 7.30pm
This year’s Opening Night is for the community. Relax, have a drink with friends in the Gold Bar before the films commence (see Opening Night Films for tickets).
That Pizza Guy and Beauty and the Beard food vans will be on site.
Linc Phelps Live in the Gold Bar
6 – 7.30pm
Check out much-loved singer songwriter Linc Phelps sharing his authentic blues sounds and heartfelt lyrics in the Gold Bar on Opening Night. He is an artist who wears his heart on his sleeve, and this is never more evident than in his original music.
Opening Night Films
7.30pm | Heritage Theatre
A brilliant selection of short films for all ages, including the Queensland premiere of Out of Range featuring our very own patron Aaron Pedersen.
Tickets: Adults $18 Students/Conc $14 Children $7 – book here
SUNCATCHER – PARKER CROFT | 12 MIN | USA
For months Kira has been living out of her car in Venice, California. Today that changes.
GRANBAD – ANNABEL VINE | 10 MIN | UK
A dyslexic boy inadvertently shows a bully that it isn’t ‘soppy to love your Grandad and like spending time with him.
BIRDS OF A FEATHER – BIANCA NALL | 8 MIN | AUSTRALIA
A little bird wants to befriend two pelicans and share in the plump fish they flaunt.
THE SANDPIT – MATT PEARSON | 7 MIN| AUSTRALIA
Jasmine spends her lunch digging for pebbles in the school sandpit. She’s an outcast to the other kids, but Alex sees her differently.
THE YOUNG MASTERS – LAUREN ROSE BECK | 9 MIN | AUSTRALIA
An uplifting look at the refugee contribution to the Melbourne community through dance.
OUT OF RANGE – JOHN HARVEY | 13 MIN | AUSTRALIA
Eager to impress his estrange son, a father is forced to slow down when their road trip is suddenly interrupted.
HAPPY ANDROID – JAINA KALIFA | 25 MIN | AUSTRALIA
Street performer Paul Cooper has an unlikely ally in his ongoing battle with anxiety and depression – his robot, Tubby.