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The Brisbane Writers Festival is returning with plenty of page-turners next week!

More than 60 Brisbane authors will feature alongside a star-studded line-up of national and international guests, with most events held in the Festival hub at the State Library of Queensland in the South Bank Cultural Precinct. Australian headline authors include Melissa Lucashenko, Julia Baird, Kate Ceberano, Chris Hammer, and Trent Dalton while international highlights include Booker Prize-shortlisted author Paul Murray, bestselling crime writer Michael Connelly, fantasy legend Naomi ...

Fiesta time is near! The HSBC Spanish Film Festival returns this June!

. This year’s festival Centrepiece is THE TEACHER WHO PROMISED THE SEA (El Maestro que Prometió el Mar), which recently won the Audience award at the 2024 Gaudí Awards. The acclaimed drama stars Enric Auquer (the lead from last year’s festival hit Two Many Chefs) and Laia Costa, and tells the true story of Antoni Benaiges, a teacher who brought progressive teaching methods to a small village in 1930s Burgos. Featuring in the New Spanish Cinema selection is JOKES AND CIGARETTES ...

Check out the 2024 HSBC German Film Festival Programme!

The festival is delighted to welcome special guest Andreas Dresen, the award-winning director of the Opening Night selection FROM HILDE, WITH LOVE (In Liebe, Eure Hilde) which premiered to widespread acclaim at the recent Berlinale. Featuring an extraordinary performance from Liv Lisa Fries as a young woman drawn into the anti-Nazi resistance movement during World War II, the film is a compelling historical drama and remarkable true story. Andreas Dresen will be attending Opening Night ...

Dive into Noosa Eat & Drink’s tantalising 2024 Festival Program!

Its biggest and best program yet, the Festival celebrates its 21st edition with a revamped Festival Village, a tantalising restaurant showcase, daily Beach Events, and the return of signature event The Long Lunch. At the centre of the action is the Festival Village; Noosa Eat & Drink’s weekend-long hub of food, drink and entertainment. Including prosecco on arrival, Festival Village tickets give visitors the chance to explore pop-ups from Noosa's top restaurants, stock up on ...

Affordable Art Fair is coming to Brisbane this May!

Brisbane is the 15th international city to host an Affordable Art Fair with the celebrated event welcoming more than 3.1 million art lovers and selling a staggering 568,000 artworks from emerging and established artists since its first Fair in London in 1999. Marking 25 years in 2024, more than 40 independent Australian galleries will take part in the inaugural Brisbane Fair with thousands of original works for sale, priced from $100 to $10,000. Australian Fair Director Stephanie ...

2024 HSBC German Film Festival first highlights have been revealed!

First highlights include the acclaimed new drama from Camera d’Or winning writer/director Claire Burger, FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Langue Étrangère), which arrives direct from the 2024 Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). Two teenage pen pals in Leipzig and Strasbourg forge a friendship through letters and language exchange in this cross cultural coming-of-age drama, starring Nina Hoss as one of their mothers. Their bittersweet and boundary-testing friendship is strained as they ...

Full program for the Brisbane Comedy Festival 2024 has been announced!

Tickets are now on sale for more than 350 hilarious events with more than 130 comedians descending on Brisbane to raise the roof at iconic venues Brisbane Powerhouse, The Tivoli, The Princess Theatre and The Fortitude Music Hall. Following its most successful year in 2023, Brisbane Comedy Festival returns with an even bigger and more diverse program than ever before. Global headliners include British comedy master Stephen K Amos, Irish actor and comedian Ed Byrne, New Zealander Guy ...

Palestinian Film Festival coming to Dendy Coorparoo next month!

The festival focuses on universal themes of people, place, and politics, aiming to navigate intercultural understanding and promote Palestinian life, art and culture. Showcasing a diverse and innovative selection of Palestinian films from around the world, the festival is a cinematic journey of creative, thought-provoking storytelling.   //     The festival is part of a thriving Palestinian film industry working to facilitate Palestinian cultural output while ...

Vive le cinéma: Alliance Française French Film Festival Programme has been announced!

The whirlwind programme of 41 films features some of the greatest directors (Catherine Breillat, Michel Gondry, Albert Dupontel...) and biggest stars (Juliette Binoche, Catherine Deneuve, Daniel Auteuil, Laure Calamy, Camille Cottin...) of the French silver screen. Established by the Alliance Française, the French culture and language institution offering online and in-person language courses and events nationwide, the AF FFF is a celebration of cultural exchange, fostering deeper connec...

Chinese Film Festival is coming to Dendy Cinemas!

This is a brand-new celebration of Chinese film in Australia, aligned with Chinese Lunar New Year. The program includes a curated selection of new and classic Chinese film titles including: Green Night – From director Han Shuai comes this thrilling action drama in the vein of Thelma and Louise but with a difference. Starring China’s biggest movie star Fan Bingbing, the film highlights the idea that an invisible hand restrains women’s agency and maybe gender equality is, after ...