Brisbane International Film Festival 2020 now on sale

The full 2020 Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF 2020) program of more than 70 features, documentaries, short films and special events is now on sale. BIFF 2020 launches with the Australian premiere of Stephen Maxwell Johnson’s High Ground 2020 on 1 October and closes 11 days later with the world premiere of Wayne Blair and…

From outer space to our own back yard, 5 of the best films from BIFF 2020

Whenever I declare a top 5 list, I immediately miss all the fabulous films I’ve left out. But there you have it; I’ll leave those gems for you to discover in BIFF 2020 yourselves. Like many, this year has put me in a reflective mood, drawing me to films which interweave stories of personal challenges,…

Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) returns October 2020

The Brisbane International Film Festival returns to cinemas in October, opening with the Australian premiere of Stephen Maxwell Johnson’s High Ground (featured image), and with one of the film’s stars, multi-award-winning Australian actor Jack Thompson AM and Academy Award-nominated film editor Jill Bilcock AC as the Festival’s 2020 Patrons. It’s an honour to have the support of two…

Setting the stage: BIFF 2019

GOMA’s Australian Cinémathèque curates and presents its second Brisbane International Film Festival in October. To accompany the Festival, ‘Setting the Stage’ brings together works across various media that use sets, props, costumes and staging to explore the emotional truth at their core. Founded in 1992, the Brisbane International Film Festival is one of Australia’s premier…

Brisbane’s screen culture event of the year is back for its second year at QAGOMA

QAGOMA’s Australian Cinémathèque is excited to present its second year of the long-running and much-loved Brisbane International Film Festival. Across 11 days from 3 October, BIFF 2019 celebrates contemporary international and Australian screen culture with more than 170 world-class new-release features, documentaries, short films and curated strands, alongside screenings with live music, conversations, panel discussions,…