Outdoor and indoor International Feature and short film festival with a week of screenings, classes, workshops, events and performances.
2018 Sanctuary Cove International Film Festival on the Gold Coast, Australia.
Over 15k in Prizes from November 7th. Entries now open.
We are looking at broadcasting part of our outdoor Short film festival on Facebook live this year. If you are happy to be involved in this part of the festival please let us know.

A local filmmaking paradise with major international films Unbroken, Pirates of the Caribbean, Kong, Thor: Rangarok and Aquaman.

Hawiian Airlines Holidays
QT Resorts Accommodation
Goldman Wines
Events Cinemas Tickets
Sunday Somewhere Sunglasses
2 Weeks Edit Time at Unbreakable Films
more to be announced

For our fourth year 2018 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 7 till 15 2015.

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!!

Oh and why not come and visit us for the festival if your film gets in you instantly get free tickets for entering.

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  • A great exciting film-festival, my gratitude and thanks for selecting Ask Wonder.

    December 2018
  • Anthony Miller

    Fantastic time had by all great to have had my film as part of the festival. Looking forward to next years event
    Mad Antz Films

    December 2018
  • The Bailey Boys

    Where to begin!! 5-Star Film Festival all the way. We have attended each year, and are astounded each time at how the Festival manages to exceed everyone's expectations time and time again. Stunning location, BRILLIANT, witty & comedic MC'ing a la legendary Mike Goldman, INSANE prizes and uber-generous sponsorship support, an entire weekend of film, entertainment, prizes, laughter & delicious food & wine. Not only does this Festival cater for experienced filmmakers, it also provides up and coming filmmakers with a wonderful opportunity to have their creativity recognised and acknowledged in a supportive and encouraging environment. Already blocked out the calendar for the 2019 Film Festival.

    December 2018
  • Leticia Caceres

    A lovely festival to communicate with. Very well organised and professional.

    December 2017
  • Joel stephen Fleming

    Such a fun time! A great festival, perfect for Queenslanders.

    August 2017