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In This Corner of the World Queensland Debut at BIFF!

Based on the manga by Fumiyo Kouno, this heartwarming, sweet and uplifting coming-of-age tale by Sunao Katabuchi (Mai Mai Miracle) took out the Animation of the Year award at this year’s Japan Academy Prize. It’s 1944, and as the Second World War marches ponderously towards its inevitable end far overseas, 18-year-old Suzu moves to the port town of Kure, near the city of Hiroshima, to marry a man she has never met. Suzu is wed to a young clerk from the local naval base and moves in ...

Party with iconic members of Brisbane music royalty – The Go Betweens!

Guests Kriv Stenders, John Willstead, Lindy Morrison OAM, Damian Nelson. Includes food, drinks and DJ following the film! Brisbane musical royalty, The Go-Betweens’ music still reverberates around the streets of this town, more than a decade after the untimely death of one of the band’s co-founders. Part memoir and part concert film, this inspiring documentary by Kriv Stenders (Red Dog) charts the rockers’ path to greatness and examines the passionate, creative and sometimes ...

Watch the New Footage From BLADE RUNNER 2049

K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.   //   Starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Jared Leto and Dave Bautista, directed by Denis Villeneuve and IN CINEMAS OCTOBER 5, 2017! www.bladerunnermovie.com

Loveless Centrepiece Event at BIFF

Somewhere in suburban Moscow, a marriage is in its death throes. Angry, embittered and frustrated, Zhenya (Maryana Spivak) and Boris (Alexey Rozin) have come to the end of their long and toxic road together. As their relationship flounders, both have moved on – she has run to the arms of a wealthy older businessman, and he is already expecting another child with his younger girlfriend. However, they are still miserably shackled together in the family apartment until the divorce is ...

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 ...

Watch the New Trailer for Mother! – In Cinemas September 14

From Darren Aronosfky, director of Requiem For A Dream & Black Swan, Academy Award ® winners Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem star in mother! A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.   //   Mother stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, and Michelle Pfeiffer in this Darren Aronofsky film - in cinemas September 14! www.facebook.com/OfficialMotherMovie  

Watch the New Trailer for Only The Brave – In Cinemas November 30!

ONLY THE BRAVE, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that, through hope, determination, sacrifice and the drive to protect families, communities and country, become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country.   //   As most of us run from danger, they run toward it – they watch over lives, homes, everything we hold dear, as they forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with ...

Watch the First Trailer for The Snowman – staring Michale Fassbender, in Cinemas October 9!

When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again.   //   With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall. The Snowman is in Cinemas October 9 2017. www.facebook.com/thesnowmanmovie  

Watch the New Trailer for Proud Mary Starring Taraji P. Henson – In Cinemas February 1

Per the film’s logline, Mary’s life “is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.”   //   The cast for the Sony Pictures Entertainment film also includes Billy Brown, Jahi Di’Allo Winston and Danny Glover. Najafi directs from a screenplay by John Stuart Newman & Christian Swegal and Steven Antin, based on a story by Newman & Swegal. Producers are Paul Schiff and Tai Duncan. In Cinemas ...