BIFF 2018 picks for opening weekend

The Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) 2018 opens at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) with the Queensland premiere of Brisbane-born director Ben Hackworth’s new feature film Celeste. It’s exciting to see BIFF find a new home at QAGOMA with a program offering more than 100 Australian and international feature, documentary and short films, as well…

BIFF 2018: Australian Showcase

It’s a bumper year for Australian cinema and the Brisbane International Film Festival 2018 will be the place to see some of the best. Launching the Festival is Ben Hackworth’s Celeste 2018 starring Radha Mitchell. Filmed in and around the crumbling ruins of Paronella Park near Innisfail in Far North Queensland, this sumptuous film transposes the…

The Australian Cinémathèque secret weapon: The Wurlitzer

We highlight the Australian Cinémathèque’s much loved secret weapon — the Wurlitzer Style 260 Opus 2040 pipe organ. From 2018 to 2020, QAGOMA will present Queensland’s Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF). The Festival experience comes to life with a range of dynamic events including classic silent films with live scores, a high point the screening of Buster Keaton’s The Cameraman 1928 featuring a…

In the black box: The Australian Cinémathèque and BIFF

This diversity of programming at the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA has built a deeply loyal audience that returns again and again — some dedicated patrons to virtually every screening — and has positioned QAGOMA to now proudly present the Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF). A much-loved institution in its own right, BIFF was a fixture in Brisbane…

Production still from Celeste 2018 / Director: Ben Hackworth / Image courtesy: Curious Film

BIFF 2018: A diverse program for all audiences now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF), presented by QAGOMA with screenings at the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA and venues across Brisbane from 11 to 21 October. The diverse program of more than 100 Australian and international feature, documentary and short films will be complemented by 24 thought-provoking events including conversations,…

Opening the black box: The Australian Cinémathèque and BIFF

We survey the history of the Gallery of Modern Art’s black box, and some of the cinematic highlights that the Australian Cinémathèque has projected to loyal audiences since 2006. From 2018 to 2020, QAGOMA will present Queensland’s long-running and much-loved Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) and this is a unique opportunity for the Cinémathèque to…