Brisbane International Film Festival makes a world-class return
Brisbane International Film Festival makes a world-class return

Brisbane International Film Festival makes a world-class return

Cinema lovers, your time has come – the annual Brisbane International Film Festival is back in town, baby! Our city’s flagship film festival has found a new home in QAGOMA, setting up shop from October 11–21 and bringing a huge roster of inspiring entertainment our way.

This year’s Brisbane International Film Festival has a huge (and highly talented) team behind it, bringing together an offering that is bound to get cinephiles excited. Amanda Slack-Smith – Artistic Director of BIFF 2018 and Curatorial Manager of the QAGOMA’s Australian Cinémathèque – leads a cohort that includes internationally renowned Australian director Bruce Beresford and award-winning film producer and author Sue Milliken AO. GOMA will be presenting the festival alongside a city-wide selection of cinemas – Event Cinemas at Brisbane City Myer Centre, Five Star Cinemas (New Farm Cinemas and Elizabeth Picture Theatre), Reading Cinemas at Newmarket, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane Powerhouse and State Library of Queensland will all showcase films this year.

While the full Brisbane International Film Festival program isn’t being announced until mid-September, we’ve been given a sneak peek at some awesome things to expect. The festival will open on September 11 with the Queensland premiere of Celeste, a captivating love story from Brisbane-born director Ben Hackworth set in steamy tropics of Far North Queensland. Following this, the program will be packed with more than 100 Australian and International new release and classic feature films, documentaries and shorts. As well as the curated selection of worldwide and local cinema, audiences can take in live music, conversations, panel discussions and much more. 

Tickets for Brisbane International Film Festival will be on sale from Mid-September – to keep up to date with news and screenings, sign up to QAGOMA’s announcements here.

To find out more about what’s on in Brisbane, head to our Event Guide.


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