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North Queensland’s premier arts festival PUNQ unveils 2021 program!

From sugar-cane fields to island beaches, the 10-day festival will take place in some of the world’s most beautiful natural locations, inviting attendees to explore what lies beneath the surface of these seemingly sleepy sites. The biennial PUNQ festival aims to disrupt perceptions of North Queensland and this year expands from its roots in Wulgurukaba and Bindal Country (Townsville) to include Yunbenun (Magnetic Island), Gudjal Country (Charters Towers) and Warrgamay, Nywaigi & ...

Brisbane Festival returns with a brightly Brisbane program!

The uniquely Brisbane program celebrates the city with an awe-inspiring line-up of premiere productions, cutting edge collaborations, commissioned new work, award-winning performances, surprising venues and a brand-new Festival hub. Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said Queenslanders will brightly embrace the Brisbane Festival as it brings the community together through the joy of rich arts experiences that celebrate positivity, resilience, and hope. “The 2021 program has a real ...

Charlie Chaplin Retrospective is coming to Dendy Cinemas!

Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo and Portside will be screening all the Charlie Chaplin Classics over this 10-month festival.   //   Opening on the 12th August, Dendy will screen THE KID (1921) for a special 100 year anniversary of this classic film. The remaining line-up includes: - September 16th: A Woman of Paris - 1923 October 14th: The Circus - 1928 November 11th: City Lights - 1931 December 9th; Modern Times - 1936 January 13th: The Great Dictator - 1940 February ...

Brisbane Comedy Festival Returns in 2021!

The Brisbane Comedy Festival returns with a star-studded line-up hitting the river city for three huge weeks of laughs and live gigs from 16 July to 8 August 2021. Warm-up your winter with a packed program of sizzling highlights featuring homegrown heroes repeat offenders and fan favourites playing three big Brisbane venues: Brisbane Powerhouse, The Tivoli, and The Fortitude Music Hall. In time-honoured fashion, the Brisbane Comedy Festival Opening Gala kicks off the 24-day event on ...

Submissions are now open for the 2021 Brisbane International Film Festival

With a fresh program team ringing in a new era for BIFF, the 2021 festival will see excellence in programming combined with unforgettable events and a renewed focus on industry and education. Submissions are now open in two categories – feature films and shorts films – and BIFF welcomes submissions across all genres and from all corners of the world. Festival Director Emily Avila said with international borders currently closed, the power of cinema to transport audiences was more ...

Brand new festival – Brisbane Winter Sessions – is debuting this August!

After a challenging past 12 months for the live music industry, Winter Sessions is all about celebrating our city’s amazing live music scene. Taking place in Brissie’s most iconic venues, from the CBD to the suburbs, the Winter Sessions program features a stellar lineup of established and emerging artists, across a wide range of music genres.   //   The inaugural year of this festival includes more than 30 free and ticketed events, with over 100 artists performing in ...

The Scandinavian Film Festival IS BACK – full program announced!

This year’s specially curated selection encompasses films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, including ten directed by women, with many screening for the first time outside of Europe. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, THE EMIGRANTS (Utvandrarna) will close the Festival. The Emigrants follows a struggling farming family in mid-19th Century Sweden who decide to embark on the arduous journey to new hope in America. Starring the late Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann, The ...

Vive La Revolution French Festival is coming to Dendy Coorparoo this July!

Celebrating Bastille Day, and running July 1-28, the same month as the 2021 Festival de Cannes, Dendy has collated twelve iconic titles, each either hugely influential in their own right, modern classics exemplifying the titanic talents of France’s celebrated film industry, or just possessing a certain je ne sais quoi.   //   Between romance and drama, comedy and adventure, experience these films as they were meant to be - on the big screen- and rediscover the artistic ...

The Scandinavian Film Festival returning to Palace Cinemas this July!

The Festival will open with WILDLAND (Kød & Blod). Set in Denmark’s underbelly, Jeanette Nordahl’s striking Scandi-noir follows an impressionable teenage girl who is placed in the care of her estranged aunt, (an incredible Sidse Babett Knudsen), the head of a family crime syndicate. From Finland comes the GAMES PEOPLE PLAY (Seurapeli). A group of old friends gather at an idyllic Finnish seaside villa to celebrate a surprise birthday, where old feelings and power struggles rise ...

German Film Festival reveals full 2021 program!

The Festival, in collaboration with German Films, opens with the eagerly anticipated feature debut of actor Daniel Brühl (Good Bye Lenin!) who directs and stars in NEXT DOOR (Nebenan), fresh from its world premiere at Berlinale. In this darkly comic skewering of celebrity and privilege, Brühl plays a famous actor whose day gets completely railroaded by a stranger with ulterior motives. The multi award-winning Closing Night film, BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ is a slick new adaptation of Alfred ...