Japanese Film Festival 2017 Returns for Another Year!
With each city’s program carefully curated by The Japan Foundation, Sydney, the 2017 Festival will present the most exciting new films direct from Japan, including comedies, samurai and yakuza action, manga adaptations, romances, drama and much more.
The Festival will open in true Japanese style with MUMON: THE LAND OF STEALTH, an action-packed film about a deadly ninja with unmatched strength who accidentally triggers a deadly battle between a warlord’s army and the ninjas in his ...
West End Street Art Festival 2017
Featuring the work of artists and independent crafters from Brisbane and around the country, WESAF brings together some of Australia’s best creative talent for an amazing festival. West End will be transformed by some of Brisbane’s most talented street artists in an effort to raise the profile of street art painting several buildings along Boundary Street with large murals.
The festival will also include an arts and design market, live music and a live ...
Wonderland Festival 2017 at Brisbane Powerhouse
The 2017 program features internationally acclaimed acts and interstate guests alongside homegrown heroes and festival favourites, canvassing comedy to burlesque, contemporary circus, cabaret, music, art installation and more.
This year’s highlights include beatbox sensation and one-man orchestra Tom Thum and bohemian singer- songwriter Jamie MacDowell joining forces for a musical mash-up that defies conventions and expectations. American comedy legend Arj ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...