Brisbane Queer Film Festival

Brisbane Queer Film Festival


Brisbane Queer Film Festival is a highlight of the Brisbane queer community calendar. Since becoming independent in 2017, the festival returns in 2019 to present, indulge and empower LGBTIQA and gender diverse film, filmmakers and screen content. This marks the festival’s twentieth year.

Returning to New Farm Cinema, which, since its reopening has quickly established itself as Brisbane’s premiere location for all things cinema, from festivals, independent, cult and non-mainstream work to blockbuster cinema. There is no better place to create this connection for the Brisbane queer community than New Farm Cinema who has a special history to queer culture with the original site, The Village Twin, cited as a gay beat in 70s/80s Brisbane.

The BQFF is proud to partner with Queensland Positive People and Queensland AIDS Council to present this year’s Opening Night film, Arthur J. Bressan Jr’s BUDDIES (1985). The first feature-length drama about the AIDS crisis, Buddies has long been unavailable. An important voice in independent queer cinema, 33 years after its making, the film will be shown in a restored digital version this year at festivals around the world, and for marking the 20th anniversary edition of Brisbane Queer Film Festival.

Head over to the website to check out the pass options, see what you are in the mood for – either a threesome or a fistful of tickets.

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