Festival of Film, Music & Dance, featuring SIPFest

Surfers Paradise will come alive with a vibrant combination of cinema and the performing arts when it hosts Film, Music and Dance (featuring SIPFest) presented by Gold Coast Film Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19.

The Shorts in Paradise Festival – aka SIPFest – will see emerging filmmakers, actors and screenwriters compete for a share of the $8000 prize pool by showcasing mini-masterpieces covering genres as diverse as thrillers, dramas, comedy and documentary.

A huge night of free entertainment – on Saturday, April 18 – SIPFest will be complemented by a program of dance performances and community bands, including a rousing performance of film themes by the nationally renowned Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra.

Film, Dance and Music will continue Sunday, April 19 when three feature films celebrating music and moves will screen on the Surfers Paradise Beach big screen.

From Disney favourite High School Musical and high-energy Step Up to Gene Kelly classic Singin’ in the Rain, the whole family will be entertained by the memorable dance/musical films.

Then, having seen the dance moves on screen and stage, you will be able to show off your own moves in the interactive Latin Dance Street Party on Sunday night.

To be held in Cavill Mall, the free event will cater for experienced or amateur dancers of all levels as you can either grab the hand of a partner or fly solo alongside trained teachers sharing their knowledge.


18 April 2020 - 19 April 2020


3:00 PM - 9:00 PM



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Cavill Mall and surrounding precinct