BIFF to Host Free Family Animation Events!

There is less than a month to go until the return of the Brisbane International Film Festival and BIFF is thrilled to host free animation screenings for all the family each weekend throughout the event. A mix of fun, innovative and hilarious short animations from Japan, Switzerland, Germany, France, Russia, Australia and beyond has been programmed in partnership with the Melbourne International Animation Festival.

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 imagination and invention. It’s great to be a part of that experience.”

This most excellent program features all manner of animations from all manner of cultures with all manner of styles. We’ve got bums from Switzerland, naughty chickens from Germany, a western from Australia, an out of control typewriter from the UK, beautifully textured pastels, playful deers from Hungary and more than a dozen new titles that’ll keep the kids entranced and the grown-ups smiling. This program also includes works from Italy, France, Japan and Russia.



There’s never a dull moment in this spectacular array of titles that move from the downright abstract from India, fantastical musical instruments playing themselves from Germany, a most unusal global journey of a stork from the Netherlands, the heroic life of a tree from France and an array of titles that’ll have your head spinning.

The Brisbane International Film Festival runs from 17 August – 3 September 2017. The festival is co- directed by experienced film curator Richard Sowada and Brisbane’s Maxine Williamson, previously Film Director of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival. The festival is made possible through the support of Screen Queensland via the Queensland Government and major partner, Palace Cinemas.

Brisbane International Film Festival 2017
17 August – 3 September 2017
Palace Barracks and Palace Centro – Brisbane