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Brisbane’s Bayside festival Wynnum Fringe returns bigger than ever before!

Each week of the program runs through a different theme, starting with yana marumba – meaning “walk good” in Quandamooka language, highlighting Wynnum Fringe’s strong connection to Country and the Bayside’s Indigenous community as well as First Nations programming including Dane Simpson’s Digeridoozy.   //   Eurotrip and Local Legends follow over the next two weeks, respectively, which will see productions from internationally-renowned artists to homegrown ...

Valley Fiesta returns in a free, three-day celebration of music, culture and community!

Gather, feast, groove and enjoy Friday’s opening night at the all-ages King Street Food Fiesta as restaurants along the dining strip serve tasting plates of signature dishes from 4pm to 9pm, with roving entertainment and live music from Brisbane’s best emerging talent. Saturday dawns with the Hidden Lanes Festival Pop-Up inviting people of all ages to discover the secret treasures of Bakery, Winn and California Lanes.   //   Choose your own adventure as the sun ...

Japanese Film Festival is coming to Brisbane this month!

This year when you meet us at the cinema, you might join forces with an unlikely team, who work to uncover the secrets that lie behind the first map of Japan. You may even meet a quirky pair of teenage assassins learning to cohabitate and adjust to the facade of ‘normal life’, or four elite chefs in Tokyo who work tirelessly to perfect their craft.   //   Featuring the latest box office hits alongside rare 35mm film screenings of master filmmaker Mikio Naruse’s ...

MELT Festival returns for 2022!

Global headliners, award-winning cabaret, high-energy music club nights, a queer comedy gala, cutting-edge contemporary dance and First Nations art are all on the star-studded program. Curated by award-winning writer, director and producer Daniel Evans, the 18-day LGBTQIA+ festival will transform Brisbane Powerhouse into a playground of neon chapels, club nights, “pleasuredomes” and secret cinemas.   //   MELT Festival is presented by Brisbane Powerhouse, proudly ...

The Flying Fists of Joyce Godenzi is coming to The Australian Cinémathèque!

In a brief but unforgettable career, Joyce Godenzi established herself as a consistently electric presence in a variety of film genres – most notably as a stylishly skilful star of some of Hong Kong’s premier action films. Born in Hong Kong in 1965, Godenzi initially found fame upon winning the 1984 Miss Hong Kong pageant. She parlayed this newfound celebrity into an acting career with roles in Lam Ngai Kai’s The Ghost Snatchers 1986 and The Seventh Curse 1986, before her breakth...

Greece is the word as Paniyiri (finally!) returns to Brisbane!

The official program has just been released on this epic event which features a huge lineup of entertainment. And did we mention the food? Paniyiri is all about the food, with 20 food stalls serving an incredible array of authentic food from 11 different Greek regions, and where no one judges you if you eat multiple plates of BBQ calamari, souvlaki, haloumi and honey puffs. And culture, it's a day and night celebration of Greek dance, music, and mythology. Where you can channel your ...

Still Lives is now playing at GOMA!

From the macabre to the magnificent, the films included in this program delve into varying cinematic ruminations on life; its creation, preservation, and ultimate transfiguration.   //   Selected titles include: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover 1989 (Peter Greenaway), Flux Gourmet 2022 (Peter Strickland), Death Becomes Her 1992 (Robert Zemeckis), Still Life 2006 (Jia Zhangke), 24 Frames 2017 (Abbas Kiarostami), A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence ...

Brisbane International Film Festival is back for another year with flicks from across the world!

BIFF is a celebration of cinema in Brisbane’s cultural heartland, attracting award-winning international films combined with world-class Australian and independent cinema releases. In addition to being an iconic arts and culture festival, BIFF drives significant economic impact to the City through interstate and travelling intrastate guests and audiences, as well as profiling the region to filmmakers and screen industry professionals on a global stage.   //   Over ...

The Cunard British Film Festival 2022 Program has been unveiled!

Marking its tenth anniversary this year, the festival will deliver a number of exclusive premieres of highly anticipated films in addition to a fabulous selection of dramas, documentaries and comedies, the majority of which are screening for the first time in Australia. Opening the festival nationally on 19 October (18 October in Adelaide) is the premiere of MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS, a whimsical tale based on the popular novel. Starring the fabulous Lesley Melville as the titular Mrs. ...

The Cinema of Tibet is coming to GOMA this month!

While Tibet has often been the subject of many factual and fiction productions by filmmakers based outside of the region, it was not until the early 2000s that a local filmmaking culture gathered momentum. For a film producing region with a very young history, Tibet boasts a groundswell of contemporary practitioners emerging that are creating rich and accomplished films. The films in ‘The Cinema of Tibet’ are crafted both within the Tibetan region and by filmmakers in exile. Often ...