Roll film – Brisbane International Film Festival returns with a program of cinematic gems
Eager cinema-goers, rejoice – the 2020 Brisbane International Film Festival is just around the corner! Our city’s flagship film festival is returning to its home QAGOMA, and is set to deliver a huge roster of 70 features, documentaries, short films and special events to the big screen from October 1-11 – in a completely COVID-Safe way, of course!
BIFF will also showcase a vibrant selection of international features such as Zoé Wittock’s stylish debut feature Jumbo, as well as mesmerising documentaries including Max Richter’s Sleep, a behind-the-scenes look at the composer’s ambitious eight-hour performance for a sleeping audience, and the exploration of the covert history of the 1950s drag scene in New York, P.S. Burn This Letter Please. The Festival’s Patrons, multi-award-winning Australian actor Jack Thompson and Academy Award-nominated film editor Jill Bilcock, have also chosen a number of films from their many years in the industry to screen at BIFF, including titles like Burke & Wills, Yolngu Boy, The Assassination of Richard Nixon, Never Too Late, Romeo + Juliet, Road to Perdition, Blessed and The Dressmaker.
Cinephiles can enjoy a very-special screening of the captivating Cannes-selected documentary The Truffle Hunters, which will be followed by a one-night-only truffle-inspired dining experience curated by GOMA’s Executive Chef Douglas Innes-Will. Music + Film will also return to strike a tune at GOMA’s Cinémathèque this year, with a screening of the restored and tinted 1915 feature film, Filibus. The festival will conclude on Sunday October 11 with the world premiere of Wayne Blair and Nel Minchin’s inspiring documentary Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra.
BIFF 2020 will be presented at QAGOMA’s Australian Cinémathèque and at valued partner venues Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo, The Elizabeth Picture Theatre, New Farm Six Cinemas, Reading Cinemas Newmarket and the State Library of Queensland.