BIFF 2019 announces short film competition winners!
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Director Chris Saines said the awards included the inaugural Screen Queensland Short Film Award valued at $7500 for eligible Queensland-made entries, as well as cash prizes for a range of categories recognising the best and most original films in the competition.
‘BIFF’s programming team selected 24 short films from hundreds of Australian and international entries to screen as part of the Festival and be eligible for the ...
Explain Normal is coming to Metro Arts
There are also not normals, not normal ways for everything.
Not normal ways to love, to dance, to start a conversation, to cry. There are not normal ways to live.
As we all continually evolve our idea of normal, we ask what makes us part of a society and who is included? OK let’s say it – there is no such thing as normal.
Explain Normal unpacks the concept of “normal” as both survival mechanism and death making, as myth, as someone else’s truth, as a potent ...
THE BRITISH ARE COMING – announcement of the MINI British Film Festival Programme
The Festival will open nationally with MILITARY WIVES from director Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty, 1997). Kristin Scott Thomas leads this inspiring drama about the bravery of the women of war, and the power of the music that saved them. And closing the Festival will be the highly anticipated film THE GOOD LIAR. Based on the widely acclaimed novel by Nicholas Searle, Oscar-winning screenwriter Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, 1998) directs this wicked thriller featuring magnificent lead ...
Russian Resurrection Film Festival returns with rambunctious comedies, riotous action and retrospective classics!
The 2019 Festival will screen 16 brand new features and three retrospective classics across Perth (25-30 October), Brisbane (5-13 November), Canberra(6-10 November), Sydney (7-17 November), Melbourne (8-17 November), Gold Coast (9-10 November) & Adelaide (14-17 November).
“We’re thrilled to bring you the best Russian cinema of 2019! This year’s program features the distinctive perspectives of Russian filmmakers, showcasing both seasoned cinematic legends and the voices of ...
Opera Queensland and Circa partner to tell a tale of desire and risk in Orpheus and Eurydice!
Opera Queensland has partnered with internationally renowned contemporary circus company Circa to stage Christoph Gluck’s spellbinding opera from 24 October – 9 November 2019 at Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s (QPAC’s) Playhouse.
Circa Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz directs the genre-crossing production that combines Gluck’s haunting score and the powerhouse vocals of counter tenor Owen Willetts (Orpheus) and soprano Natalie Christie Peluso (Eurydice) with the virtuosic ...
Brisbane’s newest theatre draws back the curtains for Open House 2019!
Brisbane Open House provides residents and visitors with the rare opportunity to uncover the hidden wealth of architecture, engineering and history in buildings and special locations around the city and visitors will have the opportunity to take a peek behind-the-scenes at Brisbane’s only corner stage, opened in October 2018.
Guests can walk through the state-of-the-art theatre (shortlisted in the 2019 Australian Interior Design Awards - Public Design Category), stand centre stage and ...
New Woman Exhibition is now open at MoB
The exhibition presents a snapshot of the art, personal stories and enduring legacies of Brisbane’s most significant and ground-breaking women artists between 1920-2019 reflected in painting, photography, sculpture, performance and installation works on a scale never before seen.
Featuring artworks from more than 80 artists following each decade from Brisbane’s decreasing isolation, the introduction of new ideas of modernism and abstraction to internationally regarded contemporary ...
The Brisbane International Film Festival is back!
BIFF Artistic Director Amanda Slack-Smith said this year’s festival will be jam-packed with more than 110 features, documentaries and short films by emerging and established talent from around the globe, as well as events celebrating film with live music, food, workshops, discussions and much more.
Highlights of the 11-day Festival include the Queensland premieres of Céline Sciamma’s sizzling Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Pedro Almodóvar’s deeply personal Pain and Glory, for ...
Expressions Dance Company and BeijingDance/LDTX are bringing their new work Matrix to QPAC
Expressions Dance Company and BeijingDance/LDTX present Matrix.
Defined as a “cultural, social or political environment or context in which something develops”, Matrix is the result of an immersive creative development in Beijing in August and September, producing two new works by multi award-winning Australian choreographer, Stephanie Lake, and the highly-acclaimed Chinese choreographer, MA Bo.
EDC’s six ensemble members are joined on stage by the 14-strong company of LDTX ...
Kristian Fletcher to present a special 40th anniversary screening of Mad Max!
Starring Mel Gibson, the 1979 movie MAD MAX is set In a self-destructing world where a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.
One of the film's actors John Ley joins us after the movie to chat all things MAD MAX and beyond. John Ley has also featured in the Australian cult movies Turkey Shoot and BMX Bandits.
Made for $400,000 and a big success in America, MAD MAX was the most profitable film ever made at the time.
MAD MAX screens at 8.15pm ...