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Go North this Winter – the full programme has been announced for the 2024 SAXO Scandinavian Film Festival!

This year’s Festival will open with the epic historical drama THE RIOT (Sulis 1907), directed by Academy Award nominated Nils Gaup (The Last King). The film depicts the escalation of tensions leading to the Sulis uprising of mining workers in 1907 where workers struggled under inhumane conditions in dangerous, dark copper mines. This important episode in Norwegian history has never been told on screen before and portrays the origin story of the powerful Norwegian labour movement. Hug...

Brisbane Festival 2024 reveals a world-class program of global premieres, iconic artists and dazzling productions!

The fifth program from Artistic Director Louise Bezzina invites audiences to experience the pinnacle of artistry with world premieres, Australian exclusives, Queensland commissions and Brisbane spotlights taking centre stage across 23 days. Brisbane Festival’s 2024 program will unite, inspire and empower people across 1000+ performances staged in the city’s premier arts venues, unique landmarks and close-knit communities. The eclectic and electrifying toast of Europe, Jean Paul ...

Check out the first look at the 2024 Saxo Scandinavian Film Festival!

Festival Curator Elysia Zeccola says about this year’s edition “The Nordic countries always create such memorable cinema and this year’s films are no exception. From thrilling Scandi noir to breathtaking ice-capped dramas these unmissable highlights are only a taste of what is to come.” Festival Centrepiece THE TUNDRA WITHIN ME (Eallougierdu) from Norway is a powerful drama exploring community, heritage and identity. Featuring beautiful cinematography, it follows Sámi artist ...

The Top Dog Film Festival 2024 is coming to Brisbane this August!

Experience the stories of unlikely agility dogs, unbreakable bonds and canine companions that enrich the lives of all those they encounter. Experience heartfelt stories of people who dedicate their lives to improving the outcomes for man’s best friend and meet a very clever dog who will steal a piece of your heart.   //   Get your tickets before they all sell out – you’d be barking mad to miss it. Top Dog Film Festival 2024 10 August 2024 Brisbane Powerhouse, ...

The 2024 HSBC Spanish Film Festival to open with a stunning homage to cinema and profiles Spain’s finest female filmmakers!

It’s fiesta time as the 2024 HSBC Spanish Film Festival, presented by Palace, prepares to set screens alight with a superb selection of the finest new and classic films from Spain and Latin America. The festival’s largest line up to date opens nationally from 11 June at Palace Cinemas, Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas and Luna Palace Cinemas. Based on a popular novel and directed by multi award-winning director Lone Scherfig, THE MOVIE TELLER (La Contadora de Películas) is this year’s ...

The Brisbane Writers Festival is returning with plenty of page-turners next week!

More than 60 Brisbane authors will feature alongside a star-studded line-up of national and international guests, with most events held in the Festival hub at the State Library of Queensland in the South Bank Cultural Precinct. Australian headline authors include Melissa Lucashenko, Julia Baird, Kate Ceberano, Chris Hammer, and Trent Dalton while international highlights include Booker Prize-shortlisted author Paul Murray, bestselling crime writer Michael Connelly, fantasy legend Naomi ...

Fiesta time is near! The HSBC Spanish Film Festival returns this June!

. This year’s festival Centrepiece is THE TEACHER WHO PROMISED THE SEA (El Maestro que Prometió el Mar), which recently won the Audience award at the 2024 Gaudí Awards. The acclaimed drama stars Enric Auquer (the lead from last year’s festival hit Two Many Chefs) and Laia Costa, and tells the true story of Antoni Benaiges, a teacher who brought progressive teaching methods to a small village in 1930s Burgos. Featuring in the New Spanish Cinema selection is JOKES AND CIGARETTES ...

Check out the 2024 HSBC German Film Festival Programme!

The festival is delighted to welcome special guest Andreas Dresen, the award-winning director of the Opening Night selection FROM HILDE, WITH LOVE (In Liebe, Eure Hilde) which premiered to widespread acclaim at the recent Berlinale. Featuring an extraordinary performance from Liv Lisa Fries as a young woman drawn into the anti-Nazi resistance movement during World War II, the film is a compelling historical drama and remarkable true story. Andreas Dresen will be attending Opening Night ...

Dive into Noosa Eat & Drink’s tantalising 2024 Festival Program!

Its biggest and best program yet, the Festival celebrates its 21st edition with a revamped Festival Village, a tantalising restaurant showcase, daily Beach Events, and the return of signature event The Long Lunch. At the centre of the action is the Festival Village; Noosa Eat & Drink’s weekend-long hub of food, drink and entertainment. Including prosecco on arrival, Festival Village tickets give visitors the chance to explore pop-ups from Noosa's top restaurants, stock up on ...

Affordable Art Fair is coming to Brisbane this May!

Brisbane is the 15th international city to host an Affordable Art Fair with the celebrated event welcoming more than 3.1 million art lovers and selling a staggering 568,000 artworks from emerging and established artists since its first Fair in London in 1999. Marking 25 years in 2024, more than 40 independent Australian galleries will take part in the inaugural Brisbane Fair with thousands of original works for sale, priced from $100 to $10,000. Australian Fair Director Stephanie ...