BIFF 2020 is coming to GOMA this October!
Starring Simon Baker, Jacob Junior Nayinggul, Jack Thompson, Aaron Pedersen, Witiyana Marika, Caren Pistorius, Esmerelda Marimowa and Sean Mununggurr, High Ground is the second feature film from Stephen Maxwell Johnson, director of Yolngu Boy 2001.
With over 70 films from 28 countries, BIFF can’t wait to welcome audiences back for BIFF 2020. Experience 11 exhilarating days of unmissable cinema! And they will be taking extra steps to prioritise the health and ...
The Motorcycle – Design, Art, Desire exhibition is coming to GOMA this November
Featuring more than 100 innovative and influential motorcycles from the 1860s to present day, it will consider the iconic vehicle from the perspective of social history, popular culture, design and technology.
The exhibition will tap into the appeal of this enduring object of design and art, looking at the motorcycle’s past, present and future.
Highlights of the exhibition will include:
A 1868 Michaux-Perraux, the first steam powered velocipede and oldest ...
Céline Sciamma: Portrait of a Lady on Fire retrospective
Sciamma received widespread critical acclaim for her coming-of-age trilogy (Water Lilies 2007, Tomboy 2011 and Girlhood 2014), and has been highly sought after as a scriptwriter. She was awarded the Best Screenplay and Queer Palm awards at the most recent Cannes Film Festival for her directorial feature Portrait of a Lady on Fire 2019.
This program brings together Sciamma’s evocative cinematic style and distinct approach to filmmaking showcasing her works as ...
In Conversation with Leigh McGrath and Stephen M Irwin – Creators of Harrow
ABOUT HARROW SEASON 3
Our lovable, irritating, smart and flawed renegade pathologist Dr Daniel Harrow returns for a third season. After 20 episodes, many viewers thought they knew all there was to know about our conflicted, eponymous protagonist, a man at once morally upright with his own unshakeable code of conduct, yet who can also be secretive, sly, and has already killed twice.
But there is much more to discover – truths and half-truths that will pull our feelings one way then ...
The Noise of Waters is coming to GOMA
‘The Noise of Waters’ surveys a selection of films that have attempted to reconcile these dynamics. It presents raucous ocean voyages (The Wild Boys 2017), joyful beach vacations (Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday 1953), lethal bayous (Southern Comfort 1981), strange sailors (Night Tide 1961), much-loved pools (Sexy Beast 2000) and famous downpours (Singin’ in the Rain 1952). The program also looks at different perspectives on water from locations around the world, including Brazil (Barrav...
Water Exhibition is now open at GOMA
‘Water’ opens this summer at GOMA, exploring the vital element which sustains all life on Earth. From major immersive experiences to smaller-scale treasures by Australian and international artists, the exhibition will highlight this precious resource and spark conversations about the environmental and social challenges we face today.
Dive deeper with guided tours of the exhibition at 11.00am every day from 9 December, and at the Water Sundays events with tours ...
Paul Scrader: God’s Lonely Man Retrospective coming to GOMA this month
Adapted by major filmmakers such as Sydney Pollack (The Yakuza 1974), Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver 1976) and Brian De Palma (Obsession 1976), his scripts were met with critical acclaim and helped usher in a new era of American cinema.
Stepping behind the camera as director for the first time with Blue Collar 1978, Schrader established a parallel career as a talented director of both his own and other writers’ screenplays. Now in his fifth decade of filmmaking, he remains ...
Australian Cinémathèque’s new free program ‘Staged Directions’ is currently screening!
It brings together classic films (Sergei Parajanov The Colour of Pomegranates 1969; Peter Weir The Truman Show 1998), artist-focused documentaries and films (Matthew Akers Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present 2012; Tsai Ming-liang Your Face 2018) and new releases (Jayden Stevens A Family 2019; Yang Sun and S Leo Chiang Our Time Machine 2019).
25 October 2019 – 16 November 2019
GOMA - Brisbane
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 ...
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 ...