QAGOMA will present the 2018 Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) over the next three years from 2018 to 2020. BIFF in 2018 will screen at the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA and venues across Brisbane from 11 to 21 October. The Australian Cinémathèque is the only cinema facility of its kind in an Australian art museum.
The festival will celebrate international and Australian contemporary screen culture, showcasing films not yet seen in Queensland or Australia and positioning the new work of local filmmakers in a global context. Also featured will be film retrospectives, alongside screenings with live music, conversations, and panel discussions.
The Gallery’s presentation of BIFF will draw on more than a decade of institutional expertise in developing programs of local and international cinema, and delivering major film-focused exhibitions such as ‘David Lynch: Between Two Worlds’ in 2015 and 2017’s record-breaking ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’. The chance to develop and present BIFF from 2018-20 is an opportunity for QAGOMA to welcome new audiences while further contributing to Queensland’s screen culture.
QAGOMA’s intricate understanding of art and culture and its place not just in Brisbane but in Australia and the Asia Pacific region will deliver an exciting program for cinefiles, industry and the wider community. 1
QAGOMA is the only Australian art gallery with purpose-built facilities dedicated to film and the moving image. The Australian Cinémathèque provides an ongoing program of film and video, offering a rich and diverse experience of the moving image, showcasing the work of influential filmmakers and international cinema, rare 35mm prints, recent restorations and silent films with live musical accompaniment on the Gallery’s Wurlitzer Organ, originally installed in the Regent Theatre, Brisbane in 1929.
1 Tracey Vieira, Chief Executive, Screen Queensland
Explore the Australian Cinémathèque’s ongoing program of film and video / Delve into BIFF and our past programs
Artistic Director for BIFF 2018 is Amanda Slack-Smith, Curatorial Manager of QAGOMA’s Australian Cinémathèque.