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,…

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…

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…