277 Wellington Street Ormiston; Queensland Australia
The 11th Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival will be held in richly historic Gympie; Australia. The four-day program includes industry masterclasses; a spectacular opening night gala; awards night party and up to 30 sessions of shorts from all genres that best capture Heart of Gold s vision to screen films that are positive; witty; entertaining; joyous; uplifting; enlightening and ground-breaking. They can be edgy; they can be thought-provoking and they can be downright hilarious â as long as they beat with a good; strong heart.All films in the festival compete for the Best Short Film award; which carries a generous prize of AUD5000. Other award categories include: Best Australian Short Film; Best Student Short Film; Screeners’ Choice; Best Cinematography; Best Script; and Younger at Heart (for budding high school filmmakers).Over the last ten years Heart of Gold has become renowned for its high-quality program which is largely thanks to a very unique; two-part screening system. The films are filtered through the festival s artistic director and passed onto small screener groups; who gather in lounge-rooms across Gympie to review and score the countless; treasured submissions.