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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 ...

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 ...

First highlights from the 2019 Mini British Film Festival Announced

We are delighted to announce the first highlights from the programme which feature some of the most anticipated films of the year - from powerful true stories and literary adaptations to biographies and documentaries. With 20 new release titles plus a retrospective on Dame Helen Mirren and some restored gems, this year’s selection sees British cinema at its best. The MINI British Film Festival will open nationally with MILITARY WIVES from director Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty, 1997). ...

2019 Brisbane International Film Festival Program is now on sale!

BIFF Artistic Director Amanda Slack-Smith said BIFF 2019 would be jam-packed with more than 110 features, documentaries and short films by emerging and established talent from around the world, as well as events celebrating film with live music, food, workshops, discussions and much more. ‘The Queensland premiere of the darkly funny Judy & Punch 2019, by Australian actor and first-time director Mirrah Foulkes, will set the mood for a classy red-carpet opening night event at GOMA on ...

Invisible Cities – Brisbane Festival’s most ambitious production to date!

Built out of necessity to house the epic work it will host, the bespoke1050-seat auditorium will exist for five nights only – making it a true ‘festival-only’ experience. Loosely based on the 1972 novel by Italian writer Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities is an audacious multi-artform spectacle, a fantasy conjured by an international team of creative innovators that plays its exclusive Australian season from 24 – 28 September, made possible with new support from the Queensland ...

Check out the Mahamat-Saleh Haroun retrospective at the Australian Cinémathèque this month!

A former journalist, Haroun studied filmmaking in France and went back home to make the first feature documentary for the African country of Chad in 1999. This film, Bye, Bye Africa, launched Haroun’s compelling filmmaking career and went on to win Best Debut Film at Venice International Film Festival. This retrospective offers a chance to see the strength and breadth of his deeply humanist filmmaking. //   Films include his short film The Second Wife 1994, which focuses on a ...

Nourish the body and mind at Dancenorth’s dinner party with a difference

Part-dance performance, part-interactive theatre piece, part-dinner date, Communal Table is a Brisbane Festival commission set to nourish both body and mind. The genre-busting work is created by acclaimed contemporary dance company Dancenorth and is one of several Brisbane Festival productions programmed in unusual and non-traditional venues. Dinner, dance and dialogue is served at The Joinery, in inner-Brisbane’s West End, with guests first invited to wander silently through the ...

Festival of Small Halls Spring Tour 2019!

Presented in partnership with major Australian festivals Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival, the Spring Tour 2019 will kick off in the rolling hills of Dorrigo, NSW, cross the sunburnt outback of western Queensland and conclude on the sunny Victorian peninsula of Queenscliff. The route sees the popular regional music tour take in three states over four weeks in October and November and will include some of Queensland’s most alluring reasons to take a ...

The 2019 Lavazza Italian Film Festival program has been released – opening in Brisbane September 25!

The Lavazza Italian Film Festival screens in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart and Byron Bay from 17 September. The OPENING NIGHT selection, THE CHAMPION (Il campione) is a beautifully balanced blend of the spectacular and the intimate. This stunning debut starring Stefano Accorsi (Italian Race, LIFF16) delivers a moral lesson that is both identifiable and strikingly moving. Set in the glossy world of professional, millionaire footballers and featuring an ...

Swing On This heading to Brisbane for the Brisbane Festival this September!

A quartet of leading men from Australia’s stage and screen swing through a repertoire of jazz and big band classics, interspersed with surprising takes on crowd-pleasing contemporary hits. The tuxedo-clad foursome, made up of Ben Mingay (Home & Away, Wonderland, Dirty Dancing), Matt Lee (So You Think You Can Dance, Mary Poppins), Luke Kennedy (The Voice Australia, The Ten Tenors) and Michael Falzon (Evita, Rock of Ages), deliver a dashing performance sure to delight. Their ...