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Whats On Magnetic Island is your best source for finding a local island festival or event, or for activities, tours, gig guides, fishing, boating, bushwalking and lots more! There's also handy travel information about Magnetic Island in tropical North Queensland. Check out the daily (or annual) calendar for all events and for more info, or sign up to our FREE weekly eReminder to stay in touch with the latest events.

gbrff_2017_a2poster_smlCOMING SOON:
Great Barrier Reef Film Festival
7 to 10 September

World Premier and Gala Opening Night, 'Short @ The Sea', 'Village Shorts' feature films, workshops for film professionals, film enthusiasts and the whole family!

See below or visit gbrff.com.au for more information.

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Remember to check the What's On calendar for more events happening this weekend PLUS sign up for your FREE weekly eReminder to stay up to date with Magnetic Island events.

2 simple ways to help our wildlife while your on Maggie:
• SLOW DOWN and please drive carefully - especially at dusk
• Don't feed the birds, possums or any wildlife. What you may be feeding them could be harmful to their health.


Great Barrier Reef Film Festival (GBRFF)
7 - Sun 10 September 2017
Magnetic Island, Townsville, North Queensland

For the full festival program visit gbrff.com.au

The Great Barrier Reef Festival is one of North Queensland’s leading film festivals and serves up an exciting program of feature films, short films, documentaries, industry talks and workshops from around Australia.

Beginning with the World Premier Gala Opening Night, then Shorts @ The Sea which is held at a spectacular seaside location in Geoffrey Bay with food and beverages available on the night. The GBRFF weekend continues at the Arcadia Village Hotel and includes Village Shorts plus a wide range of film events that will satiate the appetites of everyone from film enthusiasts to film professionals - with special events for families.

28 Short Films
9 Feature Films
4 Documentary Feature Films
4 Film Forums
3 Workshops
2 hours of JCU and Griffity University Student Films
1 Youth Talent Quest
1 FREE Kid's Confidential Show

GBRFF also offers kids and audiences a great way of enjoying film and related media through a variety of experiences and workshops including FREE kids film workshops.

Discount ferry and movie tickets are available. You will need to get in early to secure accommodation on Magnetic Island, and to book your GBRFF tickets.

More information and the full GBRFF program visit: gbrff.com.au



World Premier and Gala Opening Night: 6.30pm
Join us for the world premier of 'Zelos' and the Gala Opening Night of GBRFF 2017 at Event Cinemas, Townsville CBD. Enjoy a red carpet event where you can meet the crew from Zelos and celebrate what will be a great weekend of film on Magnetic Island.


Shorts At The Sea: 6.00pm - 10.30pm
Where bringing out the big screen at a stunning outdoor venue by the sea - the old barge ramp at Geoffrey Bay, and showing a great mix of short films. A bar and food will be available on the night.


Films, Forums and Fun all day! 10am to 10.30pm
A great day of film industry talks, feature films, film workshops for adults and kids plus much more!


The Game Changer Intensive with international actor and coach, Andy McPhee.
(Saving Mr Banks, Wolf Creek, Animal Kingdom, Sons of Anarchy, Neighbours, Pirate Islands and Home and Away). 6am to 6pm.

You don't have to be an actor to have a life changing experience at this retreat!
“My personal journey with Andy Mcphee was absolutely phenomenal. Andy has a unique method of teaching, allowing you to fully express the human body and mind to it's full capacity." Tony USA.


Kids Sunday of Film
Comedian Sean Murphy presents his touring show 'Kid's Confidential' (the movie version) PLUS register for your chance to perform and win in the MI Musos Youth Talent Quest, followed by the feature movie 'Surf's Up'.

Sean Murphy: A highlight of the Sydney Fringe- Sydney Morning Herald (AU)

More feature films and documentaries
More great films to choose from throughout the day!

For the full festival program visit gbrff.com.au

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To stay in touch and get the latest news and programming details, like us on Facebook or sign up to our newsletter at gbrff.com.au

We highly recommend that you book your accommodation early and stay for the weekend!

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Magnetic Island Stories and Videos
This is our selection of overhead go-pros, roadside travels, island audio tracks, fascinating island characters plus lots more. Contact Whats On if you'd like us to add your story or video to our selection.

The Magnetic Island Community Plan - 'Towards 2020'