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2019 Brisbane International Film Festival Program is now on sale!

BIFF Artistic Director Amanda Slack-Smith said BIFF 2019 would be jam-packed with more than 110 features, documentaries and short films by emerging and established talent from around the world, as well as events celebrating film with live music, food, workshops, discussions and much more. ‘The Queensland premiere of the darkly funny Judy & Punch 2019, by Australian actor and first-time director Mirrah Foulkes, will set the mood for a classy red-carpet opening night event at GOMA on ...

Invisible Cities – Brisbane Festival’s most ambitious production to date!

Built out of necessity to house the epic work it will host, the bespoke1050-seat auditorium will exist for five nights only – making it a true ‘festival-only’ experience. Loosely based on the 1972 novel by Italian writer Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities is an audacious multi-artform spectacle, a fantasy conjured by an international team of creative innovators that plays its exclusive Australian season from 24 – 28 September, made possible with new support from the Queensland ...

Nourish the body and mind at Dancenorth’s dinner party with a difference

Part-dance performance, part-interactive theatre piece, part-dinner date, Communal Table is a Brisbane Festival commission set to nourish both body and mind. The genre-busting work is created by acclaimed contemporary dance company Dancenorth and is one of several Brisbane Festival productions programmed in unusual and non-traditional venues. Dinner, dance and dialogue is served at The Joinery, in inner-Brisbane’s West End, with guests first invited to wander silently through the ...

The 2019 Lavazza Italian Film Festival program has been released – opening in Brisbane September 25!

The Lavazza Italian Film Festival screens in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart and Byron Bay from 17 September. The OPENING NIGHT selection, THE CHAMPION (Il campione) is a beautifully balanced blend of the spectacular and the intimate. This stunning debut starring Stefano Accorsi (Italian Race, LIFF16) delivers a moral lesson that is both identifiable and strikingly moving. Set in the glossy world of professional, millionaire footballers and featuring an ...

Swing On This heading to Brisbane for the Brisbane Festival this September!

A quartet of leading men from Australia’s stage and screen swing through a repertoire of jazz and big band classics, interspersed with surprising takes on crowd-pleasing contemporary hits. The tuxedo-clad foursome, made up of Ben Mingay (Home & Away, Wonderland, Dirty Dancing), Matt Lee (So You Think You Can Dance, Mary Poppins), Luke Kennedy (The Voice Australia, The Ten Tenors) and Michael Falzon (Evita, Rock of Ages), deliver a dashing performance sure to delight. Their ...

Public Art Mural Reflects Woodfordia’s Visions of the Future

The 4.8 by 3.4 metre canvas was unveiled on Sunday 11 August at an on-site working bee of 250 enthusiastic people and is the official poster for the 2019/20 Woodford Folk Festival. ‘Imagining a Beautiful Future’ is the theme for the next three festivals. Festival General Manager, Amanda Jackes, explains that the theme aims to assist festival programmers in integrating the thousands of events across the festival. “While we celebrate the festival’s diversity, we see the event as ...

The Korean Film Festival returns for 2019, bringing the best Korean films down under!

The festival is slated to tour Sydney (22-31 Aug), Canberra (22-25 Aug), Brisbane (5-8 Sept) and Melbourne (5-12 Sept) with big budget blockbusters, gripping indie flicks, rom-coms, pop culture musings and more!   //   Presented by the Korean Cultural Centre Australia, KOFFIA showcases the wonder of Korean culture through a packed program of world-class films and is a cinematic experience for people of all tastes, ages and cultural backgrounds. Every film presented at ...

Brisbane Writers Festival announces 2019 program!

In recognition of the UN Year of Indigenous Languages, this year the Festival will explore the powerful ways in which Australia’s traditional custodians convey story, both now and in the past. “The written word hasn’t always been the primary way to tell a story,” said Festival CEO and Artistic Director Zoe Pollock, “Indigenous Australians have been yarning, weaving, painting, singing and dancing the stories of this land for thousands of years and right up into our present day. ...

Save the date – the Lavazza Italian Film Festival to screen nationally this September!

The 20th edition of the festival will showcase 26 of the best new Italian films from the last year as well as classic cinematic gems, Special Presentations, aperitivo nights, receptions and galas across screens in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart and Byron Bay from 17 September. Festival Director Elysia Zeccola said, “For 20 years we have shared our love of cinema and Italian culture striving to present the best new films from Italy for film-lovers and ...

Country music sensation Adam Brand to headline the famous Cunnamulla Fella Festival!

Brand has been nominated for multiple ARIA Awards, has won 12 Golden Guitars, earnt three platinum and five gold albums and has won a record seven Country Music Channel (CMC) OZ Artist of the Year awards. His current album, Milestones, is #1! AND THE EXCITING NEWS IS …. organisers have just announced an exclusive opportunity to meet the star, up close and personal – everyone who purchases their tickets online before August 10 goes into the draw to win a VIP Meet and Greet experience ...