Welcome to the 2019 Sanctuary Cove International Film Festival on the Gold Coast, Australia.
Outdoor and indoor International Feature and short film festival with a week of screenings, classes, workshops, events and performances.
Over 15k in Prizes from November 20th 2019. Entries now open.
The Queensland film industry has seen massive growth over the past decade with major international films like Unbroken, Pirates of the Caribbean, Kong, Thor: Rangarok, King Kong and Aquaman.
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QT Resorts Accommodation
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Sunday Somewhere Sunglasses
2 Weeks Edit Time at Unbreakable Films
more to be announced
For our fifth year 2019 contestants please contact us directly if your film is made in QUEENSLAND with a list of shot locations actors and crew. We do not want to miss any Queensland films.
Films must have been made in the last 3 years and not yet released to an Australian cinema, television, DVD or streaming audience.
Feature films must be over 70 minutes in length and short films must be under 10.
All films must pay a submission fee so as to keep the integrity of the competition. In rare cases a special exemption can be made by the committee for under developed nations or cases of extreme hardship.
Films must be available for screening during the festival from November 20 - 24, 2019.
Narrative and Documentary films with Australian distribution are ineligible for competition but could be eligible for an exclusive VIP LAUNCH screening.
Films aired on free to air television, released on DVD, streamed on line publicly before the festival are not eligible for competition.
We prefer your film to be Australian, Australasian, Queensland state or even East coast premieres. This is taken into consideration when including films.
We do not accept works in progress apart from sound or grading still being worked on.
There are strictly no refunds to any festival entries.
Please post us a screening copy of the film on DVD. NTSC or PAL is preferred. Please send a cover letter describing your film. There is a no return policy on DVDs. You will be notified upon receiving your film.
We do NOT under any circumstances invite films to the competition. Only films paid for will be viewed by our committee. If your film is amazing and in the running for a major prize you could be told of its inclusion in the festival at an earlier date so there is a chance of your launch party, closing party and premiere attendance.
Thankyou and good luck!!
Come and join us at Sanctuary Cove for the festival if your film gets selected - you get free tickets for entering.
Response from festival:
Hi there Rosie. Your film was played. Very funny. The crowd LOVED it. We also love your NEW Doco THE FAMILY. What an incredible achievement. Good luck with future endeavours and please contact us for free tickets and a fee waiver for your next film. We're here to make friends :)