Nazi space ships will circle Queensland as the 2012 Gold Coast Film Festival announces that the Finnish/German/Australian co-production Iron Sky will launch the festival on 19 April 2012.
As World War II came to a close, several German scientists deployed Nazi spaceships to the dark side of the moon to establish a military base from which they could once again strike out at the countries of Earth. Now, in 2018, they’re coming back.
Festival director Casey Marshall Siemer commented on securing Iron Sky as the opening night film. “This is really the perfect film for us for 2012. It fits perfectly with our move to pop culture focused programming and also marries with our core goal of supporting Queensland film makers. The film was shot right here on the Gold Coast and employed many local performers and suppliers. I am more than happy to champion this film and I’m certain opening night tickets will sell quickly. Tickets will go on sale soon so I encourage people to get in fast.”
The Gold Coast Film Festival, moving from November to April and extending the festival to ten days, aligns itself with the Gold Coast leg of Supanova Pop Culture Expo, making Iron Sky even more of a good fit for the festival.
The Gold Coast Film Festival presented by Australia Fair Shopping Centre, will be held April 19-29 at Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinemas at Australia Fair Shopping Centre in Southport. Gold Coast City Council’s Film Gold Coast is the major Government sponsor of the event. The full program of films and events will be available to view at www.gcfilmfestival.com by mid March.
Iron Sky will be released in Australia later in the year from Hoyts Distribution.