Get ready to travel to a galaxy far far away in April 2012 when the Gold Coast Film Festival (“GCFF”) joins forces with the Supanova Pop Culture Expo to bring the Gold Coast an entertainment experience that is out of this world!
The GCFF will move its festival date from November to April to coinside with the newly announced Gold Coast Supanova expo following a new three year cultural partnership between the GCFF and Supanova Pop Culture Industries. This partnership is exclusive to the GCFF and no other film festival in Australia will be afforded the same alignment.
The GCFF has seen unprecedented growth in the last two years under the leadership of Festival Director Casey Marshall Siemer, with attendance jumping 90% in 2009 and a further 65% in 2010.
Supanova Pop Culture Expo is Australia’s premier Pop Culture event bringing all aspects of the entertainment industry together in a celebration of film, television, gaming, comics, illustration, costuming, music, anime culture and technology. In 2010 attendance reached an all time high of 60,000 people across four cities (Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney). There is a natural synergy between the new Gold Coast Supanova Expo and the GCFF and it is anticipated that in 2012 several high profile celebrity guests will be attending and participating in complimentary activities at both events.
“I can only see positive outcomes from this partnership and I am very excited by the opportunities which are already presenting themselves. There is an obvious compatibility with our two events and the winners will be the fans and supporters who will get the opportunity to enjoy the pop culture expo supported and enhanced by a screen culture event, and vice versa. This will allow us to extend the experiences we offer our audiences.” Casey Marshall Siemer, Festival Director, Gold Coast Film Festival.
“Supanova has grown exponentially over the last decade which reflects the coming “out of the closet” of Geekdom, of us reaching our target audience of enthusiasts, and providing them opportunities to express themselves freely and interactively. In doing so we’ve sought to further embrace the creative process and to this end we started our Directors’ Day programming in Brisbane resulting in even greater relevance to a community that is inspired to create not just consume. In the Gold Coast Film Festival we’ve recognised a kindred event resulting in a cultural partnership where their innovative approach to screen culture activities will take Supanova to yet another level again and we are so very, very excited by the potential outcomes we are sure it will yield”. Daniel Zachariou, Event Director, Supanova.
The 2012 GCFF presented by Australia Fair Shopping Centre, will be held from April 20-29 over 10 days. The official program details will be announced in due course. For more details please see www.gcfilmfestival.com
The next Brisbane Supanova will be held November 4, 2011 and the Gold Coast Supanova will be held April 21-22, 2012. For more details please see www.supanova.com.au
Here check our review “on the spot” on Supanova Melbourne, 2011 and get your costume ready!