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Baltic Spotlight at BIFF

Escaping Riga (Latvia, 2014) A garrulous philosopher and flamboyant film director trying to survive the extremes of life somewhere between a tsar, a king, Hitler and Stalin. Two young boys are forced to escape their native city of Riga as the First World War is transforming the existing world. Later these same boys turn out to be among the most extraordinary personalities of the previous century: one becomes a leading commie film director and the other a mentor to the entire British ...

BIFF Centurion Short Film Award – taking place tonight!

Graduates from five film schools across South East Queensland will battle it out for the $2000 prize at the showcase. The award provides a platform for new filmmakers to establish themselves within the film community and highlight their work on the silver screen. Festival Co-Director Maxine Williamson said, “It is BIFF's pleasure to provide a meeting place for the 2016 best of the graduate short films to be seen, judged and curated for audience. These are our filmmakers of the future ...

BIFF Movie Review – Loving Vincent

It follows the last few days and mysterious death of the artist Vincent Van Gogh and is told in an almost police procedural manner. Where the film really soars though is in its visual presentation. Over 100 artists have created a hand painted animated look done in the appropriate impressionistic style and it makes every frame a visual work of art.   //   As the story evolves, there are a multitude of descriptions of the Dutch painter’s last few days and it is left up ...

Celebrate Studio Ghibli

Headed by visionary director Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli has captured the imaginations of millions through its collection of acclaimed movies including Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Ponyo and Howl’s Moving Castle.   //   Throughout August and September various cinemas around Australia will be screening all of Studio Ghibli’s films as part of Celebrate Studio Ghibli – a showcase of the visionary talent of Hayao Miyazaki and his team. ...

Queensland Poetry Festival 2017

QPF aims to inspire, entertain, challenge, and embrace the wide possibility of poetic expression in all of its forms – page poetry, readings, slam, spoken word, performance, music, ekphrastic poetry, collaborations, installations, cross-platform creations, film, and more – to a wide audience. QPF is the flagship poetry and spoken word festival in the country, and an important part of Australia’s annual literary calendar, with an established reputation for excellence and innovation ...

Listen Out 2017

Listen Out is the antidote to many of the things you don't like about bigger music festivals. It is a carefully handcrafted party, with a killer lineup of the dance music that matters and a philosophy of best, not biggest.   //   Say goodbye to endless timetable clashes, long hikes to the 12th stage and spending your day with several thousand people you can't relate to. Listen Out 2017 Lineup Bryson Tiller Duke Dumont Future Getter Green Velvet Jai Wolf Kučk...

BIFF to Host Free Family Animation Events!

At 11am on each Saturday and Sunday morning during the festival at both Palace Barracks and Palace Centro cinemas families can get together to enjoy 50 minutes of animated shorts. “These kind of high-quality grass roots programs are central to the development of critical and discerning audiences even from such young ages” said BIFF Co-Director Richard Sowada. “For many kids it’ll be their first time ever in a cinema and these programs demonstrate there’s a big wide world of ...

Against the Grain Festival 2017

The three day festival will be held in Reverends fine coffee and bar and Barbara on Friday the 25th and on two outdoor stages in Bakery Lane and The Brightside Carpark on the 26th and 27th.   //   The line-up for 2017: Friday artists include Top Dollar, Chakra Efendi, Keeskea and Dream City. Saturday, audiences can expect performances from MOSSY, Twin Haus, Good Morning, Yuuca, Sleep Decade, VACATIONS, Stella Donnelly, half/cut, Spirit Bunny, Sleep Club, Cody Munro ...

Win a double pass to see the Brisbane International Film Festival!

Eighteen days, over 100 sessions, over three weekends,  BIFF 2017 will screen around 60 international and Australian films and include collaborations the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), a Queensland Short Film Competition, free family screenings throughout, filmmaker and industry, guests, talks and seminars. It features a red-hot line-up of internationally acclaimed and award-winning titles including the latest works fresh from selection at Cannes, Toronto, Berlin and Sundance. There...

Brisbane International Film Festival Returns!

For 16 days in between, the 23rd Brisbane International Film Festival offers cinema lovers the chance to indulge in a program of indie darlings, festival circuit award-winners, cinema masters, Australian, International and World premieres, family favourites and must-see documentaries. The Festival’s opening night film The Square, fresh from taking out the prestigious Palme D’Or at this year’s 70th anniversary Cannes Film Festival, is one of the most darkly, funny new films on the ...