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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


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The Brisbane Queer Film Festival celebrates its coming of age
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The Brisbane Queer Film Festival celebrates its coming of age

When it comes to milestones, it doesn’t get much more significant than your 18th birthday. It symbolises so many things – freedom, responsibility, independence and all new kinds of fun to be had. This year, the Brisbane Queer Film Festival celebrates all of these particular elements as it prepares to come of age, marking 18 years of bringing us the best and most diverse queer films from Australia and around the world. From March 10–19, the New Farm Cinemas will be playing host to a brilliant and bold program that pushes the boundaries – just like any freshly 18-year-old should. more

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Embrace all things English at the BBC First British Film Festival
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Embrace all things English at the BBC First British Film Festival

When you think about Britain, it’s not hard to paint a mental picture of the culture that comes along with it. From fish and chips to a quintessential acerbic wit, there are certain things that just scream (or rather politely state) “This is so English it hurts.” The BBC First British Film Festival is back for its fourth outing, running from October 27 to November 16 at the Palace Barracks and bringing with it a taste of life from across the pond. more

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Fright for the night with Brisbane’s best Halloween parties
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Fright for the night with Brisbane’s best Halloween parties

As citizens of the Southern Hemisphere, it can sometimes feel like we miss out on the spooky spirit of Halloween. That’s totally bogus, guys! Who doesn’t love an excuse to don a costume and get freaky? Here at The Weekend Edition we are all about fun and we’ll take it any way we can. From wear-your-brown-pants interactive horror mazes to the craziest dress-ups, we’ve shined a torch on all of the best Halloween parties and events happening in Brisbane this year. more

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Live the sweet life at Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinema
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Live the sweet life at Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinema

In Brisneyland, we are truly blessed with some awesome events that really capitalise on the endless summer vibe. Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinema has returned to the lush surrounds of the Rainforest Green at South Bank to combine a few of our favourite things – killer flicks, live music and ice-cream. more

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Move to the beat at Get What You Want: Music Cinema
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Move to the beat at Get What You Want: Music Cinema

Music is a truly universal language that transcends barriers and has the power to transform. Get What You Want: Music Cinema is an amazing program screening from September 2 to October 2 at GOMA’s Australian Cinematheque this spring in conjunction with Brisbane Festival set to celebrate and explore music cinema in all its glorious diversity. more

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Spice up your life at Cine Latino Film Festival
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Spice up your life at Cine Latino Film Festival

Brisbane is set to sizzle this August 12–24, with the inaugural Cine Latino Film Festival coming to audiences exclusively at the Palace Barracks Cinema. This brand-new event treats viewers to an inside look at the sights, sounds and stories of Latin America. more

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This weekend's top film events
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This weekend’s top film events

In need of some popcorn and silver-screen action? We’ve handpicked the top three film events happening around town to help you out. Something tickle you fancy? Click the names for full details! more