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Camera ready – Brisbane International Film Festival releases tickets and full program
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Camera ready – Brisbane International Film Festival releases tickets and full program

Cinephiles, your time has come – the dates have dropped and we’ve been given a couple of irresistible samples, but now the Brisbane International Film Festival is well and truly ready to go. A massive program announcement and ticket release have just taken place, so it’s time to start saving those dates and locking in spots at the most coveted events before they sell out. more

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Back with a bang – Brisbane Festival delivers the goods with its sizzling 2018 selection
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Back with a bang – Brisbane Festival delivers the goods with its sizzling 2018 selection

Folks, spring has almost sprung and it’s bringing a little something special with it – we’re talking Brisbane Festival, baby! Come September 8, our fine city will be overflowing with a selection of local and international entertainment that will make your head spin. From circus and cabaret to top live bands and immersive theatre, the festival brings together the best of the arts scene for your enjoyment – so you’d better get out there and lap it up. Mark September 8–29 in your diary and start planning your hit-list, because this one’s going to be a doozy. more

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Breaking the fourth wall – the virtual reality film festival putting you in the movies
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Breaking the fourth wall – the virtual reality film festival putting you in the movies

Have you ever watched a movie that gripped you so much that you felt like you were almost right there in it? 3D films have long given us a taste of the more interactive movie experience, but we’ve found something that takes this immersion to the next level. The Australian Virtual Reality Film Festival is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse from August 22–26 to bring fantasies to life, giving viewers the chance to totally engage themselves in another world like never before. more

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GOMA celebrates sleuthing on screen with The Great Detective film program
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GOMA celebrates sleuthing on screen with The Great Detective film program

More than a century after Sherlock Holmes first uttered the phrase ‘the game is afoot’, detective films – and the iconic characters they create – continue to delight and surprise cinemagoers. If you're a fan of the 'whodunit' genre, get excited because from July 6 to September 2, the Australian Cinémathèque at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) is celebrating sleuthhounds on screen with The Great Detective film showcase.  more

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Starlit movies, matching for prizes and picnic parties – what’s happening in The City this May
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Starlit movies, matching for prizes and picnic parties – what’s happening in The City this May

Folks, the wait is finally over – after a sultry summer, Brisbane is chilling out and embracing the change of seasons. Now that we can go out during the day without melting into a puddle, it’s the perfect time to explore what The City has to offer. It’s not just dining, drinking and shopping – there are plenty of cool activities going down that you might not even know about. From live tunes to garden parties and even interactive skylines, we’ve rounded up a list of things happening in The City this May that deserve your attention. more

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Edge-of-your-seat action – the Banff Mountain Film Festival makes a pitstop at the Powerhouse
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Edge-of-your-seat action – the Banff Mountain Film Festival makes a pitstop at the Powerhouse

Some people would look at a mountain (or a cliff, or a lake, or some other rugged topographical feature) and see it as something to be avoided. Other people look at these things and see them as enormous challenges to be conquered or playthings to explore. Though the more tame amongst us can only dream of the thrill that comes with conquering peaks and dangling off rock faces, we can experience the excitement second-hand. Whether you’re a daredevil or a keen observer, the Banff Mountain Film Festival is rolling into the Brisbane Powerhouse from April 9–14 to get your adrenaline well and truly pumping. more

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Creature features – catch fantastical films to complement Patricia Piccinini’s Curious Affection exhibition
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Creature features – catch fantastical films to complement Patricia Piccinini’s Curious Affection exhibition

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may have noticed that Brisbane was privy to a pretty spectacular opening recently. Patricia Piccinini’s hotly anticipated Curious Affection exhibition has finally landed at GOMA, bringing the artist’s famously weird, wonderful and totally unique sculptures for us to witness up close. If you’ve been wondering what has inspired Patricia’s hybrid creatures, this might shed a little light. Coming to GOMA’s Cinémathèque from April 6 to May 30, the Curious Affection film program presents a selection of flicks that reflect Patricia’s interests and complement the content of her fascinating exhibition. more


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Explore the science of your senses at this fine-dining and film experience
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Explore the science of your senses at this fine-dining and film experience

Most people can relate to the intrinsic link between smell and memory – whether it’s passing a stranger wearing the same perfume of an ex-lover or coming across a flower that used to grow in your grandmother’s garden, these unexpected moments have the power to transport us back to certain points in time. If you’ve ever been curious as to why these senses are so connected, we’ve found a delicious event to help you discover the links. As part of the World Science Festival Brisbane’s Empire of Our Senses: The Body and Mind in Science program, GOMA has curated a stunning film and dining experience based around the facts of food and memories. Keep Saturday March 24 clear in your diary for a true sensory feast! more

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Summer lovin’ – the pop-up outdoor cinema set to sizzle this season
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Summer lovin’ – the pop-up outdoor cinema set to sizzle this season

Real talk – there are few things more dreamy than a pop-up outdoor cinema. Whether you’re planning a cute date, looking for something fun to do with the fam or chasing an activity to keep all of your mates happy, seeing a flick under the stars is a winner for all occasions. Brisbane is about to be gifted a brand-new player in the pop-up movie theatre game – from Thursday March 15, Sunset Cinema will be landing at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha to screen everything from cult classics to big-name blockbusters for your entertainment. more

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Introducing HOTA – the Gold Coast's new Home of the Arts
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Introducing HOTA – the Gold Coast’s new Home of the Arts

Brisbane, we'd like you to meet HOTA (Home of the Arts). It's possible you've actually met before – HOTA was formerly known as The Arts Centre Gold Coast and as of today (Tuesday February 6) will be officially named Home of the Arts. This is way more than just a shiny new name – the announcement also marks the unveiling of the cultural precinct's $37.5-million outdoor theatre, which is underscored by a spectacular program of events that will take the city's arts and culture scene to dizzying new heights. If it's been a while in between trips, it's high time you ventured down to check it out. more

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The Sanctuary Film Festival brings us world-class cinema with all of the red carpet trimmings
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The Sanctuary Film Festival brings us world-class cinema with all of the red carpet trimmings

Have you ever been holed up on the couch after pulling a sickie just so you could watch the Oscars live from the Dolby Theatre? Are you the sort of person who has IMDB bookmarked? Have you ever disowned a friend for posting spoilers on Facebook? Sounds like you're a movie buff, and as a movie buff we've found something that is bound to get you all kinds of excited. Sweeping through Sanctuary Cove for two jam-packed days from November 21, the third annual Sanctuary Film Festival will be bringing a bumper program of live entertainment, interactive workshops and more movies than you can snap a clapperboard at. more

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Ride the culture wave – the international film festival popping up in paradise
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Ride the culture wave – the international film festival popping up in paradise

When you think about Noosa, your mind probably wanders to thoughts of pristine beaches, lush national parks, high-end shopping on Hastings and hazy days spent in the sun. Whilst all of this is part of what makes the Sunshine Coast hotspot famous, Noosa also has a thriving cultural scene that is truly blossoming into its own unique entity. One of the key events emerging in this renaissance is the Noosa International Film Festival, returning for its second outing following a sterling debut last year. Running from October 26–29, the world-class event brings a taste of film, rock, talks and workshops from all around the globe to the coast. more

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Snack, sip and catch starlit flicks at American Express Openair Cinemas
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Snack, sip and catch starlit flicks at American Express Openair Cinemas

Going to the movies as an adult seems to be a rare treat for most of us – it’s so nice to be able to kick back for a couple of hours and truly switch off from the world. While we have no complaints about the traditional formula of popcorn, frozen Coke and blasting air-conditioning, sometimes it’s nice to shake it up and take advantage of our dreamy Brisbane climate. American Express Openair Cinemas is taking up residence in the lush South Bank Parklands from October 6 to November 19, bringing a fresh and seasonal spin to your movie-going experience – trust us when we say this is one instance where the question “Do you want to take this outside?” should be met with the affirmative. more

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The Lavazza Italian Film Festival brings us the most scintillating cinema this side of Sicily
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The Lavazza Italian Film Festival brings us the most scintillating cinema this side of Sicily

There’s plenty to love about Italy and we all know it – from the joyful nature of its population to the absolutely amazing food, Italian culture has got it going on. One of the strongest points of the country is its film scene, which blends a rich history with forward-thinking innovations to create works that can be admired the world over. From September 20 to October 8, the Palace Barracks and Palace Centro Cinemas will play host to a stunning selection of both old and new cinematic gems from our favourite pasta-fuelled European country – that’s right, the Lavazza Italian Film Festival is back, bella! more

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Stay spooky – GOMA goes gothic and gory with the masters of Italian horror
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Stay spooky – GOMA goes gothic and gory with the masters of Italian horror

If you’re the sort of person who gets squeamish at the sight of blood or jumps when someone slams a door, it’s probably best you exit right about now. If, on the other hand, you are a fiend for the macabre and consider on-screen disembowelment the height of entertainment, we have some news that will excite you greatly. Co-presented with Brisbane Festival, Gothic, Giallo, Gore: Masters of Italian Horror brings the works of three major figures of the iconic Italian genre to GOMA from September 8 to October 1. Bring a friend because things are about to get very, very spooky … more

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Catch wieners, women, Warhol and weirdos when the American Essentials Film Festival rolls into town
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Catch wieners, women, Warhol and weirdos when the American Essentials Film Festival rolls into town

You know how the old song goes – America, f*** yeah! Jokes aside, it’s hard to deny that the US of A is a very serious global leader on many fronts, particularly when it comes to culture. Like it or not, the American influence is everywhere – from the burger bar around the corner to our favourite shows on Netflix. So why not embrace it? The American Essentials Film Festival is coming to the Palace Centro Cinemas from May 17–28, bringing with it a swag of flicks that cover everything from body horror to the unifying power of sausage dogs. more

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The Gold Coast Film Festival is coming up with a new wave of entertainment
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The Gold Coast Film Festival is coming up with a new wave of entertainment

We may be buried down at the bottom of the globe but that certainly doesn’t mean that Australia misses out when it comes to culture. Some of the best film festivals in the world wash up on our sandy shores, however it is in our own backyard that the real magic happens. Returning to our southern neighbours, the Gold Coast Film Festival will be spreading its mammoth offering over various locations from April 19–30 – trust us when we say that this line-up is well worth a little roadtrip. more

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Surrender yourself to the sleek and sexy world of Film Noir
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Surrender yourself to the sleek and sexy world of Film Noir

Global conflict is a pretty awful thing, but there’s at least one small positive we can take away from it – it makes for some pretty spectacular art. Born as the product of the Great Depression and the disillusionment of the post-war era, the genre of film noir has remained one of the most enduring in the cinematic universe. After all, what’s not to love about femme fatales, private eyes and all of the neon? From March 31 to May 21, GOMA’s Cinémathèque will take on the moody and broody classics for Film Noir, a program that celebrates the darker side of life. more

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Je ne sais quoi: the Alliance Française French Film Festival returns to satisfy our Euro-cravings
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Je ne sais quoi: the Alliance Française French Film Festival returns to satisfy our Euro-cravings

Everything that French people are a part of seems to be shrouded in a sense of effortless cool – their whole culture exudes it. It’s no wonder then that the Alliance Française French Film Festival continues to be a highlight on the Brisbane cultural calendar, taking pride of place as Australia’s largest film festival. From March 16 to April 9, both the Palace Barracks and Palace Centro Cinemas will be brimming with the finest selections of French cinema – with a program featuring Cannes award winners, stunning true stories and feel-good flicks about bovines, nothing is off limits. more