The regional town of Gympie comes alive with film lovers from far and wide to celebrate short films that are uplifting, heart-warming and inspirational during Queensland’s biggest short film festival, the Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival during the first weekend every October. Our mission is to inspire and connect through short film to celebrate the richness of the human spirit.
Heart of Gold programs carefully-crafted short films from around the world that deeply resonate with the viewer. The four-day program includes up to 30 sessions of shorts from all genres that best capture Heart of Gold’s vision to screen films that are heart-warming, thought-provoking and entertaining. Our films can be edgy, they can be ground-breaking, and they can be downright hilarious – as long as they beat with a good, strong heart.
Selected shorts compete for a range of jury awards, which this year include but are not limited to: Best Short Film, Best Australian Short Film, Best Student Short Film and the Gympie Gold Award, with prizes that range from $500 to $5000 in value. Since 2006 the Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival has become renowned for its high-quality international program.