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Sanctuary Film Festival

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Sanctuary Film Festival

Ever dreamed of taking the weekend off, grabbing your boyfie and your best friends and spending the entire time eating popcorn, drinking your favourite drinks and chilling out watching movies? If you're a film buff, an aspiring film-maker or just a lover of good times, chances are you'll love Sanctuary Cove's annual Film Festival - And there's no shortage of reasons why.

Running for it's fifth annual year, the Sanctuary Film Festival is one of the Gold Coast's biggest Film Festivals, bringing together hundreds of film-makers from all over the world for one incredible weekend of all things movies.

Officially kicking off the festivities on November 22nd, film buffs and amateur filmmakers can spend the weekend picking the brains of some of the industries seasoned professionals, with two panels running throughout the day for guests to learn all of the tricks of the trade. Kicking off the panels at 11:45am with a 'Creating Content' panel, learn how to create incredible content that all of your friends and family will love, then follow it up at 2pm with an inside look into the Film and TV Business.

Not just limited to panels and insider knowledge, the Marine Village will transform itself over the weekend into the ultimate outdoor movie scene, with an incredible range of kids movies, short films, documentaries and more playing on the big screens for everyone to enjoy. Officially kicking off at 5:30pm on the 23rd, watch as celebrities like Tammin Sursok from Pretty Little Liars and Wayne Blair from Top End Wedding head down the red carpet, then spend the night under the stars with four hours of short films and live entertainment running right up until 10pm. With two ticketed options, you can easily grab yourself some free tickets and enjoy a night of movies - But if you really want to splurge, why not grab the VIP tickets and indulge in an extravagant evening of cocktails and canapes in the VIP booth!

About the Author

Aimee Higgins

Aimee Higgins

I'm a creative at heart - I love reading, I love writing and I love my social media! I spend the majority of my time sipping coffee and finding the next best cafe, but when I get a second off chances are I'll be brunching at my local or running off to whatever event is on that night! During Summer you can find me sipping coffee and tanning down by Burleigh Beach, and in Winter I'll be skiing the slopes of Perisher or buried under a mountain of blankets with chocolate and a good book.