As the city’s flagship film event, the Gold Coast Film Festival brings film to life in a distinctly Gold Coast way for local and visiting audiences, and helps grow and support Queensland’s screen industry from one of Australia’s top filmmaking destinations – the Gold Coast.

The Gold Coast Film Festival has been running for the past 17 years, attracting a stellar lineup of nationally and internationally recognised filmmakers and boasting over 150+ films, workshops, panels and industry events annually. At the helm of this thriving, locally produced festival is Lucy Fisher.

Lucy has been the Festival Director of the Gold Coast Film Festival since June 2015.

In three years she has more than doubled ticket sales, tripled sponsorship and introduced a raft of innovative initiatives to support women working in the screen industry, including Australia’s first free childcare offering at a film festival in 2016 and a commitment to ensuring gender parity across all speakers and panellists during the festival.

As part of the festival, Lucy also created the first Gold Coast Movie Locations Tour to create a tourism product that leverages the recent major film shoots on the Gold Coast.

Lucy was awarded a Women in Business Awards of Australia award for Arts, Culture & Tourism in 2018 and a City of Gold Coast Women in Leadership Award for Arts and Culture in 2016.

She has been on the Executive Committee of Women In Film And Television NSW since June 2017 and is a regular panelist on ABC Gold Coast radio’s ‘Spin Doctors’ segment.

Prior to the film festival, Lucy spent 11 years working on public relations strategies for some of the world’s leading tourist attractions and major events in Australia and the UK, including Madame Tussauds.

Join Lucy Fisher and a panel of film and creative industry heavy-hitters on Wednesday, April 10 from 5:30pm at HOTA, Home of the Arts, for an insightful evening exploring the ripple effects of the film and creative industry on local jobs and economic growth, dive into the wonderful world of film and creative industries and network with likeminded individuals.

For more information about the Exclusive Cocktail Event: A Creative Gold Coast on Wedneday, April 10 please visit our Events Page. Places are limited, so purchase your tickets now!