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…

It’s a wrap for BIFF 2018

BIFF 2018 is all wrapped up, across 11 days of award-winning and first-look films alongside acclaimed titles by established and emerging directors from Australia and the world, the Brisbane International Film Festival shone a spotlight on 100 features, documentaries and shorts, with curated programs celebrating trends from Iran, Asia and Africa. We opened with the Queensland…

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…

Sleuthing with The Great Detective

More than a century after Sherlock Holmes first uttered the now iconic phrase ‘the game is afoot’ to his trusted companion Dr John Watson, detective films – and the brilliant characters the genre draws upon – continue to delight and surprise cinemagoers. Unique to GOMA The Gallery’s rare 1929 Wurlitzer style 260 organ, originally housed…

Silent masterpieces brought to life

Two silent masterpieces are presented with live musical accompaniment at the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA as part of ‘Film Noir’ (31 March – 21 May 2017). Watch Joseph von Sternberg’s thrilling Underworld 1927, a forceful prototype for the American gangster film genre and Friedrich W. Murnau’s beloved The Last Laugh 1924, an emotionally powerful treasure of Weimar…