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Win Tickets to the Cine Latino 2017 Film Festival!

CINE LATINO, Australia’s largest festival of Latin American cinema will descend on Palace Cinemas nationally from 14 November. In its second year, the program of 26 titles represent the best films from Central and South America. Opening the festival is Mexican director Roberto Sneider’s YOU’RE KILLING ME SUSANA (ME ESTÁS MATANDO SUSANA). The twisty-turny travails of marital tension and infidelity get fleshed out in this comedy starring Gael García Bernal (Neruda) and Verónica ...

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 ...

Russian Resurrection Film Festival 2017

Russian Resurrection Film Festival Director Nicholas Maksymow has recently arrived back in Australia after attending the world premiere of The Bolshoi, held at the magnificent Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Other VIP guests in the audience of the premiere included Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky, the Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, and Russian A-listers including Actor/Director Fyodr Bondarchuk and Chelsea Football Club Owner Roman Abramovich. “Russian Resurrection ...

Win a double pass to see the 18th Lavazza Italian Film Festival!

The 18th Lavazza Italian Film Festival (LIFF) screens at Palace Barracks and Centro cinemas in Brisbane from 20 September - 8 October, showcasing a huge program of Italian cinema. LIFF is thrilled to have Milan-born Italian/Australian actor Greta Scacchi on board as this year’s Festival Ambassador. For the first time, the festival is also honoured to introduce the Bulgari Critics' Choice Award; a new prize to celebrate Italian contemporary cinema with an exceptional partner emblematic of ...

18th Lavazza Italian Film Festival

LIFF is thrilled to have Milan-born Italian/Australian actor Greta Scacchi on board as this year’s Festival Ambassador. She’ll be participating in Q&As at selected festival screenings of TENDERNESS (LA TENEREZZA), Gianni Amelio’s latest film, in which Scacchi features. Best known for her AFI Award-winning performance in Looking for Alibrandi, Scacchi also made a name for herself internationally in films such as White Mischief, Presumed Innocent and The Player. In 2013 she was ...

BIFF Movie Review – Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

The broad strokes are covered and some of John’s lesser angelic qualities are glossed over a bit. His drug and alcohol addictions are touched on but are reduced in the narrative. There is however a touching memory about him quitting cold turkey related by his step daughter Antonia Andrews.   //   The music in the soundtrack is well mixed, if a little repetitive as it seems the filmmakers only licensed a minimum number of track. It is great to hear JC’s music in a ...

Special Screening of Life is a Very Strange Thing at BIFF!

Shot over two years mainly in France but also in Cambodia and Australia, life is a very strange thing is full of warmth and tenderness that involves the audience in the shared joy, worry and uncertainty facing Frédéric, his family and his friends in modern France. We observe the activities and eccentricities of the intelligent storyteller and avid collector Frédéric, who has lived his life deeply and with conviction, as he shows us the Paris and Bordeaux that he loves.   // ...

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 ...

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 ...

Queensland Film Festival 2017

The Queensland Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing the best of contemporary international cinema in all its forms. From July 13 to 23, the 2017 Queensland Film Festival presents Brisbane with a stimulating series of intoxicating movie masterpieces and thoughtful discussion panels. At QFF, Queensland cinephiles can experience the best of contemporary international filmmaking.   //   The festiva’s main venue is New Farm Cinemas with screenings taking place at GoMA, ...